Former President of Costa Rica, Oscar Arias, and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1987, delivered the keynote speech at the celebration of PiLA’s 15th anniversary at the Princeton Club of New York on the evening of November 2 and spoke highly of the organization and its fellows.
“PiLA became a trusted partner and friend of the Arias Foundation. PiLA fellows joined what seemed like an impossible mission that the Foundation undertook in the 1990’s … they believed and they rolled up their sleeves and for that I am eternally grateful.”
“The Arias Foundation is proud to be PiLA’s oldest partner and I am also proud of the impact your program has had on organizations and countries throughout Latin America.”
“For that reason, an investment in a program like PiLA is perhaps one of the most valuable of all, because this program is not just changing the lives of young graduates. It is building spokeswomen and spokesmen that our world needs. It is inspiring supplies of light, voices of reason that our world needs now more than ever before.”