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Martha Llanos
Please share a short bio for yourself. This should be no more than 3-4 short paragraphs.
MARTHA LLANOS is from Lima, Peru, however she considers herself a world citizen. Since her childhood she was interested in knowing different people from different cultures, she has been traveling extensively. She is a PhD in Developmental and Social Psychology. Her permanent life mission is to contribute to the flourishing of people children, youth and women; she has pioneer work in the field of early childhood development and was the first UNICEF Regional Advisor for Latin America and the Caribbean. Her extensive contribution to the well being of children and families worldwide was recognized with the Nathalie Masse award from the International Children Centre in France.

She is currently involve in human rights in schools, she uses arts as social change, she is a peace activist and goes around the world promoting intergenerational dialogues and understanding for the richness of diversity.

Martha initiated her professional life as researcher in the field of poverty and human development, patterns of child rearing, family and school values and interactions. Currently she is an International Consultant devoted to evaluation and planning of early childhood and youth programmes and development of policies for the fulfillment of children’s rights

She is involved in the theme of” Resilience” the capacity of human beings to overcome and transform adversity.

She loves music, dance, and theatre and is a storyteller.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you have direct and significant expertise
All Latin America, Asia, (India, Nepal,Maldives,Cambodia,kazakstan, Turkmenistan)Africa (South Africa, Lesotho,Uganda,Kenya,Nigeria,Sudan)
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Paulo Freire Forum.
What are your main skills/expertise?
What are Your expertise areas/sectors when it comes to youth
Peacebuilding, Education, Gender, Psychosocia, Leadership
What are Your primary Skills, to compliment Your areas/sectors
Advocacy, Capacity Building, Evaluation, Research, Training

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Posted on May 24, 2011 at 9:55pm 0 Comments

In today’s world where peace is into everyone’s minds and heart, children contribution to the construction of peace is such an asset. Childhood is a period of life where reality and imagination both are connected in a vision of a better world, where empathy puts its foundation

The process of play is a powerful, multifaceted learning experience. Play is central to children's learning, and recently strongly identified with adults achievement and creativity. Play involves exploration,…


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At 10:53am on June 20, 2009, Saji Prelis said…
Welcome Martha to this resource network. Thank You for joining. Please share this resource w/ Your friends and colleagues and encourage them to join it also. Encourage them to share their resources on here as well. It is really important to hear from Southern youth-led and youth-focused organizations and their resources (videos, blogs, events or resources that fit into some of the sub categories under the forum section.

Thank You...hope life is treating You kindly.



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