Two Filipino youth represented the Philippines in the 9th World Heritage Youth Forum held in Spain from 17 to 23 July 2017.
Rhiannon Jae Flores and Sofia Carmen Ortigas, both from St. Pedro Poveda College, were joined by over 30 other youth participants between 13 to 15 years old from other countries for the week-long forum that took them across Spain’s heritage sites.
The World Heritage Youth Forum, one of the most important activities of Patrimonio Joven, is a program of the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, recognized by UNESCO in matters of heritage education with children and young people.
The first edition of the forum was held in 2009 following the celebration in Seville of the 33rd Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. Since then there have been eight consecutive editions, which have won the recognition of the international community.
Its objectives include the promotion of heritage conservation and identification of young people as actors of change.