A new youth community center for young people in the micro-region of Nuevo San Juan Chamula, border state of Chiapas, MexicoWhat is Pacayal Joven ?
Pacayal Joven is an initiative that seeks the construction and operation of a new youth community center for young people of Nuevo San Juan Chamula. The project aims to create a new space to promote the exchange, health and creativity of young people in this community, offering different activities such as educational, sports and cultural, responding to the dreams and needs of the new youth generations.How does it arise?
During the work that has been done by IDEAS NGO since 2012 in Nuevo San Juan Chamula, through the provision of educational and artistic workshops which has trained more than 288 young people from 27 communities in less than a year and responding to the big enthusiasm shown by young people, the great musical and artistic talent that has been discovered during these cultural weeks and clearly lack of a space that could periodically host this activities rises the initiative to build a community youth center that fosters talented young people of Nuevo San Juan Chamula, which often don’t have enough opportunities to develop their talent or even gain higher education.Goals
Right from the project phase, applying a method of participatory design, youth actively engages the design process, capturing their dreams, desires and needs within the architectural proposal.
This allows young people to appropriate the project since its inception.
With the creation of the new youth community center, we seek to create a platform for meeting and exchange between young people from different communities of the micro-region of Nuevo San Juan Chamula, promoting cultural, sporting and educational activities, where young people will be required to discover and cultivate their creativity and talent.
With the support of the authorities and various organizations, will be the same young people empowered, who will manage and subsequently give life to this new space.