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'Europa con Vos' Youth Festival in El Salvador

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The European Union Delegation to El Salvador awarded the winners of the Trazatón #DesdeCasa contest, an activity held during the 'Europa con vos, Ahuachapán' Festival [Europe with you, Ahuachapán]. This festival calls upon young people to express themselves through art and present a proposal for a mural with the theme #StrongerTogether: Unity and Solidarity in Difficult Times.

The activity was organised in close collaboration with the local authority of Ahuachapán, a department located in the western zone of El Salvador. The 'FaBru'S Brothers' (Fabio & Bruno @hermanosfarusart), two Salvadoran artists from Ahuachapán, held two virtual workshops: the first on drawing and basic notions, and the second on the conceptualisation of a design project.

Trazatón contest winners

The jury awarded the first prize to 19 year-old Wilfredo Vásquez, who received a laptop and will be able to paint his mural on a wall in Ahuachapán when the situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic stabilizes, with 100% of the costs of materials covered, and with technical advice from the FaBru'S Brothers. The second place went to Nazareth Henriquez, 17, who received a tablet; and the third place went to Flor de Maria Salazar, 19, who received a smart watch. The three winners also received a diploma from the EU.

Trazatón contest winners

The Youth Festival 'Europa con Vos' is an activity organised by the EU Delegation since 2018 in cities of the central zone of the country; in 2018 it was held in Santa Ana and in 2019, in San Miguel.

Due to Covid-19, this year it was adapted to on line activities through this contest and later, other activities are willing to be celebrated.

Trazatón #DesdeCasa

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