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Patrimony creates Job opportunities

Valles Calchaquies. Salta.

Project funded by the Mitsubishi Corporation Social Responsibility Program. A way to promote sustainable development and create job opportunities in the Valles Calchaquíes (Salta, Argentina) protecting the natural and cultural patrimony.

Recovering the past thinking in future I. SUMMARY OF THE PROPOSAL The Fundación Naturaleza para el Futuro (FuNaFu), an NGO based in Argentina is developing a five year project called El Patrimonio Tiene Oficio (Patrimony Has Jobs) to promote sustainable development and create jobs while protecting the cultural and natural patrimony in the area of the Valles Calchaquíes, Salta, Argentina. The overarching goal of the project is to generate jobs and promote job training for the youth in local architecture, handicrafts, traditional arts, basic activities, environment preservation, and sustainable tourism in the mentioned area. The project “El Patrimonio Tiene Oficio” intends to rescue traditional ways of construction and the artisan activities through the development of schools of trades (learning by doing) – which in many cases are on the border of extinction – to train youngsters in activities related with the protection of the Cultural and Natural Patrimony in the communities of the Valles Calchaquíes (province of Salta). As a complement, and with the same objective of promoting sustainable development and jobs, the project will create on national route 68, in the Protected Area of the Quebrada de las Conchas, an interpretation and training center for the Santa Barbara community. It will be possible to sell products there, and also to provide guide services for walks, horse and bicycle rides. Local young people will be trained in traditional trades. It will be a strategic place in the provincial protected area system to promote awareness of the values of the region. In the community of Molinos, on national route 40, the Project will restore an historic traditional building with the potential to act as interpretation center, selling point for local artisan products, traditional activities workshop and as an element for the local economic development. It will function as a bar and restaurant where there will be musical ev

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