I am pleased to share with all of you the achievements and challenges that our GCL Alumni network has faced in the last academic year in Latin America. In the midst of uncertainty, we have seen these obstacles as opportunities to grow and make a difference. To further support the GCL program, we have strengthened our network of alumni mentors, thanks to Pato Bichara from Collective Academy, who has played a prominent role in leading our mentoring program. Thanks to the valuable work of these GCL alumni mentors, our new GCL graduates have obtained significant support in various projects. Through alumni workshops, training, and personalized follow-ups, we have strengthened their skills so that they can more effectively guide the new generations as they become part of our alumni network. This year we also had the privilege of co-organizing the Annual LALP Alumni Reunion at Georgetown University, combining face-to-face and virtual experiences. During this annual event, we were able to meet old and new colleagues across the GCL and ILG networks and strengthen ties with each other. This alumni reunion set a clear agenda for the GCL alumni reunion to be held in Monterrey, Mexico in November 2023. Under the theme of "Accelerating the Development of Latin America” and with the leadership of GCL alumnus Samuel González, we will seek to promote sustainable growth, innovation, and cooperation initiatives. As President of the GCL Alumni Board, I thank all the members of our GCL Alumni network for their commitment. Every obstacle demonstrated our strength. Let us continue to work together, with passion and determination, to transform lives and contribute to the development of Latin America through the GCL multiplier effect. Together we will achieve great things!
Carina Silva, GCL 2020, Uruguay, and President of the GCL Alumni Network 2022-2024