KIYO – Youth Empowerment: how to escape the vicious circle of poverty

August 26, 2020
4:00 pm

Session 3 – Celebration Week

A Youth Leader from Rio with a mission: realising sustainable impact for young people in his community and beyond .

During this session Jorge Soares will explain to us the different steps he went through in his personal empowerment process. Growing up in one of the largest slums of Rio, it was not easy to escape the vicious circle of poverty. But there were different people and opportunities that inspired him to get into the driver seat of his own future.

After participating in the activities of KIYO’s partner in Brazil and becoming a YOUCA ambassador, Jorge started working for KIYO as their Communications Specialist. He now defends the rights of children and youth and connects them across borders. As a youth leader, he wants to share his innovative ideas on transforming societies and creating sustainable impact.

KIYO is an organisation that believes in the potential of youth and provides them with opportunities to take charge of their lives and realise their rights. For more information have a look on

WHEN: Wednesday 26th of August 2020 from 4pm to 5pm.