Shine a Light - Project Young Researchers - Children's watching their work results

Young Researchers

In Usme, a neighborhood south of Bogotá where many refugees from the civil war have found a home, Shine a Light supported two groups of young "desplazados" to develop video groups. The "Young Researchers" filmed the part of their community that are often forgotten.


Social Impact - Key Project Data

  • 79% of projects changed government policy in a progressive direction.
  • 63% of participating youth became leaders in their community.
  • 83% of participants became mentors to other kids.
  • 38% of participants went on to higher education.

Recent Videos:

All the films of the two research groups (Usmecultura and Aclarando Pensamiento) are available at http://jovenesinvestigadoresusme.blogspot.com

Project done in collaboration with Taller de Vida.


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