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



Taking advantage of virtual technology, Centro Santa Angela’s school for community leaders is expanding its reach this year to all of Peru. The school, which was founded in 2014 in the populous and rapidly growing municipality of José Leonardo Ortiz, Chiclayo, is dedicated to developing leadership that is democratic, transparent, inclusive and committed to human and community development. Also new this year, Centro Santa Angela has added modules on interculturality and on emotional health to the curriculum.



Incoming students will participate in a series of virtual workshops aimed at strengthening the ability of individuals and communities to participate fully in society. Topics include integrated human development, human rights, gender equality, and ethical, democratic and transformative leadership. Students put what they learn into practice by developing and leading community development projects in their community.

A permanent watchdog committee, made up of school graduates, will monitor and push for implementation of a Governing Agreement reached with municipal authorities.