AGENT OF PEACE
She is the President & Founder of Proyecto Paz Latino America, a non profit that uses soccer to educate and empower young girls living in vulnerable communities. Eglantina is continuously commissioned by the United Nations as an Agent of Peace.
In 2010, Eglantina founded PROJECT PEACE LATIN AMERICA (PPLA). A non profit that uses soccer to educate and empower young girls living in vulnerable communities throughout the region to become agents of peace. Eglantina has built an extensive network of high profile individuals and companies who help implement impactful programs in Venezuela, Haiti, The Dominican Republic, Mexico and Colombia.
Empowering Young Girls
PPLA uses soccer to foster the development of young girls promoting respect, tolerance, solidarity, leadership, discipline, teamwork, and gender equality. Sports education is a powerful and economically sound tool to empower and cultivate peace and inclusion.
- PPLA creates safe spaces that serve to nurture personal development for young girls, so they can positively impact the entire community with messages of peace.
- PPLA utilizes soccer as a a tool for social impact, a proven model to change quality of life by injecting hope, a sense of belonging and tolerance.
HOW it Works
- PPLA identifies local organizations, businesses, corporations, government agencies, international organizations and media entities to establish an effective network of alliances for peace.
- With help from our networks of peace, PPLA executes projects that foster education, development and social inclusion.