On February 18-28, 2019, seven young activist-scholars will participate in an experiential study program “Peace Education and the SDGs in South America,” during Peace Boat’s 100th Voyage, sailing from Ushuaia, Argentina to Valparaiso, Chile.
This South American program will empower the scholars to specifically delve into the SDG13 for Climate Action and SDG14 for Life Below Water. “We hope this program will enable the young scholars to take what they learn on the Peace Boat and bring it into their communities, empowering other youth to raise their voices for a more sustainable world”, says Emilie McGlone, Director of the New York-based office of Peace Boat US.
Over these ten days, participants will immerse themselves in the application of the UN SDGs through leading workshops, participating in cross-cultural dialogues, improving their leadership skills, and aiding in the advancement of responsible tourism and peace worldwide
The seven youth are Hansier Rodriguez (United States), Carol McDonnell Schmidt (Chile), Sara Van Eerde (United States), Mareeka Dookie (Trinidad and Tobago), Michael Valdivieso (Ecuador), Silvia Cantu Bautista (United States) and Donovane Tremor (Saint Martin).