Development cooperation

SYL’s project in Guatemala, which aims to help Mayan women to increase their income by planting avocado trees and selling the fruits, will come to a close at the end of this year. In November, SYL’s representatives Johanna Ursin-Escobar and Heidi Saarinen travelled to Guatemala for a final project visit. One of the aims of the visit was to take part in the evaluation of the project. An ...


During the past few decades, SYL’s themes for development cooperation have been education, supporting students and increasing the awareness of development cooperation in Finland. The development cooperation work has promoted the principles which we value also in other activities: sustainability, fairness and education. SYL’s development cooperation activities also involve volunteers in Finland, for instance through SYL’s Development Cooperation Advisory Board.

SYL and development cooperation
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Students participating in the projects