In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, the World Heritage Volunteers 2012, 'Beyond territories and boundaries', will hold 50 Patrimonito work camps at 40 World Heritage sites in 25 countries around the world. The projects will involve 33 youth organisations and some 700 volunteers who will cross borders, share their cultures, and unite to preserve natural sites, restore archaeological finds, and raise awareness amongst local communities about their heritage. Volunteers will act in various world heritage sites, from the endangered antique Chan Chan archaeological zone in Peru, to natural sites such as the tremendous Victoria Falls in Zambia, or even the Great Wall of China. To achieve such an ambitious goal and fittingly celebrate the 40th anniversary, young coordinators from all organisations will be trained and supported by heritage and youth experts, while young WHV reporters will travel from site to site to cover the 2012 campaign.
Through this project, we hope to foster peace amongst cultures, for our youth to hold the future of World Heritage with a firm hand.
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