16.6 develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels
16.7 ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels
16.10 ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms



“The main ways the school has helped me are first, to strengthen my self-esteem; second, to motivate me to participate actively as a citizen and in that way achieve the great change I want for my community, and third, to show me that to solve a problem it’s better to work as a group rather than individually.”
—Esperanza Herrera

This school for community leaders strengthened the ability of individuals and communities to participate fully in society. Meeting virtually because of COVID-19, participants from across Lambayeque province developed projects to help their communities and monitored and pushed local authorities to comply with the Governing Agreement they had signed. Run by Centro Santa Angela, the school gives priority to developing women leaders and to leadership that is democratic, transparent, and inclusive.

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leadership school participants give away bags of food and supplies to people in need

Leaders in training deliver food and supplies to people in need.


leadership school participants in PEP clean up a beach

Leadership school participants organize a beach cleanup.


two women in masks sit at a desk with a laptop and an official document while a young man in a mask points to the document

Leadership school alumni monitor compliance with the Governing Agreement.