From the 13 to the 15 October 2014, the Paraguay National Commission for cooperation with UNESCO through its Executive Committee for Heritage, the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet), Paraguay National Secretary of Tourism (SENATUR) and the Paraguay Chamber of Tourism for the Jesuit Missions, with the cooperation of the Ministry of Education and Culture, will hold the 1st Youth Forum of Paraguayan Heritage: “World Heritage – Intergenerational Meeting”In the framework of the 200th anniversary of the restauration of the Compañía de Jesús and in commemoration of the engagement assumed by Paraguay through the ratification of the 1972 Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, Paraguay, through its National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO and its Ministry of Education and Culture, will hold the 1st Youth Forum of Paraguayan Heritage: “World Heritage – Intergenerational Meeting”
The main objective is to raise awareness among young people about the importance of knowing, valorising, preserving and protecting national heritage at the local and world levels. In order to attain this goal, many activities will take place (forums, workshops, presentations, visits, etc.) aiming to encourage the active and dynamic of the participants, the development of their sense of identity and belonging and their comprehension of the key role they play in the conservation and transmission of Heritage.
Who will participate?Young students between ages of 13 and 15 belonging to the institutional members of the UNESCO ASPnet and to the institutions located in the vicinity of the Heritage sites.
Which themes will be developed?
- What is Heritage?
- Rock Art. Initiation to the pre-historical world
- Guide tour to heritage sites