- About us
Jovenes y Desarrollo
JÓVENES Y DESARROLLO (JyD) is a non-profit and Non-Governament Organization (NGO) of solidarity that was born in 1988 linked to the associative movement of Salesians of Don Bosco.
Our principal purpose is to cooperate for a sustainable, human, social and economic development in order to contribute to the eradication of the poverty in the world.
In JyD we offer special attention to childhood and youth, prioritizing the education as the most effective tool. In this sense, in the year 2006 we were qualified by the Spanish Agency of Cooperation as an Specialized Organization in the field of Education.
JyD works serving persons, without any discrimination, with the aim of helping them to extend their capacities and opportunities.
In the cooperation area, with an annual average of 80 projects in execution in more than 20 countries, Jóvenes y Desarrollo has done in the last years a strong bet for the Vocational and Occupational Training inside the area of the Education
In Spain, our activity is focused in raising awareness about development issues as well as promoting values of justice, peace, equity, democracy, participation, solidarity and respect to the environment, with special attention to the youngest, . In addition, we promote the international voluntary work as one of the most direct ways to exercise the solidarity.
JyD is present trough its educational campaigns in more than 150 educational centres of Spain, reaching more than 50 thousand teenagers per year.