Program to Encourage Youthful Entrepreneurship Expands The U.S. Embassy will finance the
programs in 11 Uruguayan public schools
Posted: August 15, 2005
Public school teachers meet at the U.S. Embassy Montevideo August 10, 2005, to discuss Junior Achievement programs in Uruguayan schools.
The U.S. Embassy in Montevideo hosted
a meeting of Uruguayan public school teachers who are developing
various educational programs connected to Junior Achievement.
DESEM-Jovenes Emprendedores, a foundation
representing the U.S. based international non-profit organization
Junior Achievement in Uruguay, organized the meeting. The
programs developed by the foundation are dedicated to educating
and inspiring young people about business and economics.
The project has existed in Uruguay for 15 years, and has
more than doubled in size in the last three years. The programs
boast success in improving the self-esteem of students and
instilling confidence that allows them to improve their
situations through their own efforts.
The U.S. Embassy in Montevideo is financing the programs that DESEM-Jovenes Emprendedores will develop this year in 11 public schools located throughout Montevideo and Canelones.