Educating children about their rights, promoting the value of equality between boys and girls and teaching them how to relate to each other without resorting to violence. These are the challenges facing the Manabí Association, which seeks to promote a culture of peace that begins within the school system in Manabí, Ecuador.
Divided, as its name indicates, by the Equator, Ecuador is both the most densely populated country in South America, as well as the country having the greatest biodiversity in the world. Spanish is one of the official languages along with 13 indigenous ones. Ecuador is an important exporter of petroleum and the main producer of bananas. Fundación MAPFRE is supporting projects carried out in the cities of Quito and Guayaquil.
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.