Peace and security for children and adolescents
Divided, as its name indicates, by the equator, this country is the most densely populated in South America. This does not prevent it from also being the country with the greatest biodiversity in the world. In addition to Spanish, there are thirteen other indigenous official languages. Ecuador is a major oil exporter and the main producer of bananas.
The project focuses on school support for primary school children in the province of Manabí, with the aim of reinforcing values associated with self-care, self-esteem and environmental protection.
The Acompañando a una generación (Accompanying a generation) project from Cesal and the Fundación Sembrar provides daily childcare centers for children to attend while their mothers are working.
Thanks to the work of the Fundación Sor Dominga Bocca, young girls and teenagers from Guayaquil, Ecuador, who have experienced mistreatment and abuse, get to become the drivers of their own lives and to make a fresh start which will help them to become empowered women in control of their destiny.
Fundación Sor Dominga Bocca provides care in its shelter for girls and adolescents who have suffered mistreatment, psychological, physical and sexual abuse and offers housing, health care, a healthy diet, education and school supplies.
Cesal and the Fundación Sembrar offer psycho-pedagogic and emotional care to vulnerable children in Quito
Both entities are working to develop day care center in the neighborhoods of Pisullí and Roldós in Quito, which provide comprehensive support to children in vulnerable situations aged between 1 and 5.
The Manabi Association aims to strengthen women’s leadership skills and independence within the fight for gender equality. In addition, it carries out a project to improve children’s nutrition in the city of Manta in Manabí province, Ecuador.