Casa Alianza de Honduras improves the futures of vulnerable children and young people
The goal is to protect children and young people and keep them away from violence, drugs and risky behavior
Most of the population in Honduras consists of young people and, paradoxically, this is the segment of the population that has the least opportunities in the country. The demand for schooling among adolescents and young people exceeds the available supply, in other words, there are not enough schools and universities for all the young people in Honduras. This problem is further aggravated by the fact that there are also insufficient job opportunities. Together, these circumstances explain why many young people join criminal organizations and/or leave the country in search of a better future.
The work of Casa Alianza de Honduras focuses on these young people, encouraging academic training and the creation of safe environments where they can improve their lives and, therefore, the future of the country.
The intervention strategy of this project involves incorporating trained personnel to implement activities and monitor the children and young people. In addition, the children are encouraged to participate fully in their school careers, and they are invited to take part in therapeutic activities, workshops and individual counselling. The state of their health is also tracked and, most importantly, these minors are made fully aware of the risk factors they face and are given the tools they need to protect themselves and break free from the cycles of violence and drugs in which they find themselves.