Parque La Libertad - a social inclusion project The Parque La Libertad project began in 2007 and evolved into 32 hectares of renovated land managed in a public-private partnership by the Parque La Libertad Foundation. The project is situated in communities with serious social and economic challenges and works for the sustained inclusion and generation of opportunities for communities and sectors of society, rich in cultural diversity and initiatives, but excluded in opportunities for education, recreation, and cultural growth. 13 years on they are celebrating 13 graduates of the second Garden Technician course who have studied for 11 months a variety of subjects including: garden design; garden maintenance; calculations and basic techniques for irrigation; dendrology; propagation; organic fertilizers; establishment and management of ornamental, aromatic and medicinal plants. In addition, young people receive training in soft skills strengthening, digital literacy, business management and creative thinking. The vast majority of students are subsidized by the Ministry of Labor, and were part of the National Bridge Strategy for Development of the Mixed Institute of Social Assistance (IMAS), which seeks to help young people in poverty. ‘… the celebration of the graduation of 13 young people demonstrates that they can work gardening responsibly with the ethics that are required, but above all, it is an opportunity for young people to improve their quality of life.' Lidia Nights, Environmental Manager of Parque La Libertad The Parque La Libertad project promotes knowledge about the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources, ecosystems and biodiversity, through recreational and educational tools that encourage the creation of an environmental culture based on the commitment and recovery of social and cultural values of the communities. La Libertad Park has four axes of action - Environmental, Artistic, Entrepreneurship and Community Promotion and Development which ensure the execution of a wide variety of activities, programs and services of various kinds, aimed at children, young people, women and the elderly.