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Monday 20th of January 2020

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Support the Municipality of La Unión in the creation and development of public policies and care services for children and youth

octubre 2010 - febrero 2012 El Salvador - National Education, Juvenile, Rights

Description

The main objective of the project “Support the Municipality of La Unión in the creation and development of public policies and care services for children and youth” is improve the living conditions and the integral development of children, adolescents and young people in risk and/or social exclusion in El Salvador. In order to generate such conditions, the project aims to support the Municipality of La Unión (Department of La Unión) through policies and public services oriented to the attention of this target group. Therefore is required a direct attention to children, adolescents and youth through the implementation of a series of educative, formative, entertainment/leisure events and social activities. Further, it will be created a Child Development Center (CDC) as an educational space responsible for the care of children between 0 and 6 years which will develop a program of varied activities for children and youth: Program of psychosocial skills, playful, youth support, social organization and community youth. In addition, it will be implemented a Family Orientation Program aimed at the parents of the target group. Alongside it will promote the institutional strengthening of the Municipality through a public policy specifically aimed at people under 25, as the basis of the Municipality actuation in relation to the target group. This policy will arise from the perspective of gender and will encourage the participation of the beneficiaries and the civil society. Finally, the professionals of the Municipality who work in the area of social care will be provided with training to improve the care of children and youth. The Municipality will undertake to develop the above policies and to include within the municipal budget the maintenance costs of the CDC.

Objetives

General Objective: Contribute to improve the living conditions and the integral development of children, adolescents and young people in risk and/or social exclusion in El Salvador. Specific Objective: Support the Municipality of La Unión in the creation of public policies and services aimed at the comprehensive care of children and youth in vulnerable social conditions.

Results

- Creating a Child Development Center (CDC) for the Care of Children in the Municipality of La Unión: Child Development Center 'Salvador Sánchez Cerén' is an educational space responsible for the care of children between 0 and 6 years whose name pays tribute to the current Vice President of El Salvador.

- Undertaking 5 programs of educational, recreational and social participation activities aimed at children and young people between 7 and 25 years in social risk in the Municipality of La Unión.

- Developing a specific municipal policy with particular emphasis in gender for the care of children and youth of La Unión which encourage participation in initiatives to reduce vulnerability. Therefore, two specific documents have been developed depending on the age of the target group to whom it is addressed: the policy of Childhood and Adolescence and the Youth Policy.

Partners

[Project implementation: Local partner] - Fundación Salvadoreña para la Promoción Social y el Desarrollo Económico –Funsalprodese-. El Salvador.
[Technical assistance in policy development] - Latin American Juvenile Justice Observatory.
Fundación Diagrama. Spain.
Government of the Islas Baleares. Spain.

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