Pacificadores Development Program
This Development Program aims to improve the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable, using an approach that is long term (15-20 years), holistic, focused on children, and seeks to enable their families, local communities and partners to address the underlying causes of poverty. These root causes are not just lack of access to the basic necessities of life like water, food or health care, but also include inequities like gender or ethnic discrimination, or abusive practices like exploitation or domestic violence that affect a child’s well-being.
Families attended health workshops on proper nutrition, anemia prevention, and healthy hygiene habits such as washing hands and brushing teeth. Nearly 700 families are better equipped to create safe, emotionally healthy environments for children after attending workshops on self-esteem, family communication, and social skills. They also learned about the importance of reading and received bookshelves to help them set up reading spaces at home. Eight community advocates were trained to identify cases of child abuse or child rights violation and refer them to the local authorities. They also carried out workshops and campaigns to promote child rights. To help them get started, we equipped their offices with furniture and supplies.
|Most Vulnerable Children|Protection|Advocacy|HIV&AIDS|