Hogar Luceros del Amanecer ensures the comprehensive development of children and young people in Nicaragua
Education, nutrition, health and support for vulnerable children and young people
The aim of this association is to change the living conditions of families, especially those with children and young people who are surviving in conditions of extreme social vulnerability in Camoapa, a Nicaraguan city where war combined with migration from the countryside to the city has forced many families to live in extreme conditions.
The program aims to fully restore the fundamental rights of the minors and does so through comprehensive care that substantially transforms their lives, working on education, health, nutrition, family empowerment, technical and vocational training, improved community social services, social and psychological care, sports, culture, care for pregnant girls and young people, as well as reforestation and environmental protection to improve their surroundings.;
In the sphere of education, the children are supported from their early years to the end of secondary school, and extra help is given to those who have the greatest difficulties at school. Additionally, they are provided with all the materials they need for their studies.
In terms of nutrition, the association has set up a program to ensure that the children’s daily nutritional needs are covered, so that they can carry out normal activities and even do sport. Nutrition is essential for their development, to ensure they stay in school, and to help them develop physically and mentally.
As health is considered to be another key aspect, the association gives children access to basic health services, which are indispensable and crucial for guaranteeing total stability in their development and growth. In this area, Luceros del Amanecer offers general medical care, pediatric services, primary nursing support, ophthalmology, dentistry and specialized care. All of this is offered in collaboration with the Nicaraguan public health service as well as through doctors’ services in clinics and private practices.
The young people also receive support for finding employment. After being trained in various trades to open up job opportunities, they are monitored and assisted when they start working.
Hogar Luceros del Amanecer also organizes training sessions, workshops and courses aimed at developing skills and enhancing the capabilities of children from childhood to youth. Families and community members are also encouraged to take part in the program. The goal is to change not only the living conditions of the children and young people, but also those of their families and everyone around them.