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The Voice of Guanacaste Takes 100 Guanacastecans to Costa Rican Youth Meeting

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With a commitment to provide opportunities so young people from the provinces can take better action for their future careers and lifestyles, The Voice of Guanacaste will take 100 Guanacastecans to the Costa Rican Youth Meeting.


The Costa Rican Youth Meeting is a fellowship of professionals and kids where relevant issues are analyzed to allow the young men and women to build an agenda with a view toward the future.


The forum will be held on February 3rd at 8 a.m. at Hotel Boyeros in Liberia and will involve the participation of six panelists, who will have 30 minutes each to give presentations, followed by an hour and a half of discussion.


The first to open the forum will be Ana Madrigal, a journalist with expertise in science and technology, who will speak about the vision for 2030 and beyond. Then Cesar Rodriguez Barrantes, development director for The Voice of Guanacaste, will take his turn, putting goals on the table for the region of Guanacaste.


Another participant is Tomas de Camino, scientist and teacher, as well as the creator of the Costa Rican Foundation for Innovation, who is leading the country in what is called “the movement of creators” and the possibilities open for creative and innovative people. He will explain how a youth should prepare for employment and production.


Urs Jeger, a professor at INCAE, will be present to address issues of entrepreneurship in Costa Rica.


In addition, at the forum, Pedro Muñoz, a Guanacastecan who is president of the Social Christian Unity Party, will propose how to be part of the solution in politics.


Roberto Artavia, president of Viva Foundation, will moderate the debate.


For Rey Peña, director of Santander Forums— the company that is organizing the event, one of the highlights of the conference is that participants are not passive actors, but rather they are going to have the opportunity to share with the speakers and get important information.


“Youth can establish an active voice, contacts with interesting people, with speakers from very high level, and use their own criteria to analyze, consult and judge these speakers. If they apply the information they take away correctly, it could change their lives,” Peña said.

To enter to participate, write to [email protected] about why you want to participate and add general information like your name, age and place of residence.