Best Projects 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.
Explain your project in details:
We are an educational organization that promotes mental health in children and adolescents through programs, workshops, courses and camps that strengthen social-emotional skills in the company of their parents and teachers. The innovative approach of the organization lies in the ability to heal, educate and generate a revolution in the environment where the users of the program meet with collective and social projects that help mitigate the problem in a public way.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
We are an organization that has made a positive impact on nearly 5000 young people by preventing suicide and sexual and reproductive health. We have been able to generate a social impact by reducing to 0 the cutting rate in rural educational institutions in the Department of La Guajira in Colombia.
Sustainability and future plans
Expresion Vida's business model is a collaborative model where a group of young people are willing to help others while teenagers and children want to have totally different extracurricular activities to generate greater emotional well-being. In the public sector, the Government pays for the project in full for a given period, while in the private sector, parents pay for courses, workshops and camps so that their children have a vocational, psychosocial and personalized orientation in their life situations.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
I am Luillys Porto, 27 years old, professional in business administration, recognized as the winner of the national call XpoJovenes 2017, social entrepreneurship contest in Colombia, social leader with 4 years experience in personal development for adolescents and spiritual coach of 50 young Christians in Riohacha, La Guajira.