Nestlé and USAID They announced that they will direct $2 billion in resources to support youth projects in conflict-affected areas of Colombia.
Presented last week at the Sixth Youth Meeting of the Pacific Alliance as part of the multinational’s work through its Youth Initiative, USAID with its Resilient Youth Program, which has the goal of promoting the generation of opportunities among new generations, and enhance employability and Support projects that allow them to create successful projects, Under the vision of creating shared value.
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USAID, through its program, hopes to support youth in the country’s 30 municipalities to advance economic opportunity, education, life skills, leadership, and leisure.
With the Youth Initiative, Nestlé has benefited more than 100,000 youth, job and training opportunities in Colombia.
Laurent Freixe, CEO of Nestlé for the Americas, said that within the Youth Employment Program, the co-funding announced is good news because thanks to this fund, the entrepreneurs are guaranteed seed capital so that they can develop their innovative proposals.
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Antonio Nunez, President of Nestlé Colombia. stated that “We need to create more job opportunities for young people, share good experiences and listen to their ideas so that, in alliance with governments, academia, the private sector and young people themselves, they can create tangible opportunities that will help them advance their life projects, either by undertaking or finding a job in the world of work.“.