From the 7th to the 13th of September, EstYES in collaboration with Vive Mexico and the state of Guanajuato, hosted a group of talented young Mexicans who came to Estonia to learn about a range of topics, from civic engagement to technological development and education. Each participant traveled to Estonia as a result of being recognized by the state of Guanajuato in their field. As an award for their achievements, the participants received a trip to Estonia, on the condition that they use the knowledge and experiences gained to implement a project to improve their home state Guanajuato.
With the group of recognized activists also joined the director of national and international affairs at JuventudEsGTO, director general de Idea Guanajuato (Institute of Innovation Science and Entrepreneurship for Competitiveness), sub-director of Youth Institute of Guanajuato and the international director of Vive Mexico
Whilst in Estonia, the Mexican delegation visited Ülemiste City and the E-Estonia briefing centre, Green Tiger, Rocket 69 Science Studios, MTÜ Mondo, the headquarters of the Estonian NGOs Union, Noored Kooli, TalTech Mektory innovation HUB, World Cleanup Day, Kood/Jõhvi, Junior Achievement, ÕF Seif Design, Youth Club Active, Viimsi Municipality, youth centre, library and school, Viimsi Artium, Toidupank (Foodbank) and the Ukrainian Cultural Centre.
Thank you to all the hosts in Estonia and our visitors from Mexico for an enriching and inspiring week.