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Grupo ESTRELLA sponsors Trust for the Americas Management Board meeting in the Dominican Republic

The Management Board members of The Trust for the Americas attended a meeting in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th June as part of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS).

14th June 2016. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.- With the aim of learning about the impact of The Trust for the Americas’ initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean, private and public sector representatives had the opportunity to interact with and learn about the experiences and achievements of the DIA program and POETA social franchise participants. The meeting was sponsored by Dominican businessman Manuel Estrella, founder and president of the Estrella Group of Companies, who assembled donors, coordinators and beneficiaries of The Trust for the Americas programs under one single roof.

At the start of the session, two young people aged 20 and 21 from the Mexican city of Monterrey were able to exchange innovative experiences and provide an in-depth description of their experiences as users of the DIA Innovation Center.

The Management Board members also visited the Villa Mella POETA CTC where they had the opportunity to directly engage with 15 young graduates of the program who told them about the training process and the opportunities that are now open to them.

The Management Board’s visit, as well as enriching the experience and learning of the impact of The Trust for the Americas’ projects in the region, was aimed at highlighting the importance of public-private sector alliances for promoting economic and social development and inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean.

During their visit to the POETA center, the Management Board members were able to make a direct connection with the work and results of the initiatives that are contributing to the region’s development. In addition, the Dominican Republic’s vice president, Dr. Margarita María Cedeño Lizardo, was acknowledged and thanked for her work, and for the support, leadership and commitment that has been demonstrated in the implementation, continuity and growth of this initiative in the country.

Through dialogue and exchange of experiences and knowledge, this two-day event succeeded in continuing to motivate their hard work as participants in this project.

Visit to Multimedios del Caribe

The Foundation for the Americas board members visited Multimedios del Caribe, and led by its president, Manuel Estrella and Osvaldo Santana, director of El Caribe newspaper, they were taken on a tour of the newspaper and CDN television and radio facilities, as well as the OGM Data Center.

Estrella and Santana explained the workings and reach of the Grupo Estrella communications media to the board members. The group of The Trust for the Americas Management Board members is made up of high-ranking executives from multinational companies and OAS representatives. The network of organizations and companies with which we work include: MasterCard, CAF – Latin American Development Bank –, Microsoft Corporation, Diageo, AES Corporation, Citibank, USAID, RCN/NTN24, Postobón, Portland Holdings, ENSE Group, Manatt Phelps and Phillips, the United States Department of Labor, Public Education Ministry of Mexico, the Estrella Group of Companies from the Dominican Republic, Ministry of Information and Communications Technology - ICT in Colombia, Vice presidency of the Dominican Republic, Office of the Vice Minister of Political Affairs and Citizen Dialogue in Costa Rica.

The Trust for the Americas

Promoting alliances for economic and social inclusion in the Americas A non-profit organization affiliated with the Organization of American States (OAS). It was established in 1997 to promote public and private sector participation in social and economic development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. The organization aims to promote opportunities for democratic expression and good governance, improve citizen safety and access to economic opportunities in response to vulnerable communities in the Americas. The Foundation for the Americas offers local partner organizations a portfolio of training tools, products and services and technical support to help better support vulnerable communities in the region.


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