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    Teens at the UN Discuss Ways To Erase Poverty


    by dwjtelevision

    Hundreds of teenagers streamed into the United Nations this month for the 6th annual Youth Assembly. Their goal: to erase poverty worldwide –community by community. For 11 teens supported by Children International, it was a journey from poverty to the podium. Karen Galindo, 18, of Honduras, addressed the assembly plenary, sharing her experiences as an "agent of change" in her community. Her fellow CI delegates conducted workshops on community projects. The teen delegates from Children International, a 73-year-old humanitarian organization based in Kansas City, range in age from 12 to 19. In addition to Karen, the delegates are: Colombia: Adriana Hernandez Cantillo Guatemala: Virginia Alejandra Morales Gomez Mexico: Ana Griselda Fajardo Gutierrez Ecuador: Jazmin Del Carmen Zeas Vallejo Zambia: Chengo Chewe Philippines: Melvin J. Yubal India: Ranjit Jana Dominican Republic: Jose Enrrique Pacheco United States: La Toya Chile: Valerie Paz Guerroro Sepulveda