Creating new opportunities for vulnerable children and young people in Peru

2,000 people benefit from this project

CESAL, together with Fundación MAPFRE, work in a program whose purpose is to promote the educational and social development of minors at risk of exclusion. CESAL, together with Fundación MAPFRE, work in a program whose purpose is to promote the educational and social development of minors at risk of exclusion.

This program aims to foster the educational and social development of preschool, primary and secondary children and parents. This project is benefiting 2000 people from various locations in Lima, Peru who are living in vulnerable circumstances.

A whole host of activities are carried out, which comprise three main areas; the preschool socio-educational area: educational activities in nutrition and health, aimed at children from 3 to 5 years old; the primary and secondary school-aged children and adolescents socio-educational area: academic support, workshops on nutrition and health, recreational, cultural and free time activities which also involve parents; the third area, called the social training area for adolescents from Educational Establishments, encompasses social training, career guidance and the culture of business, seeking to prevent students from dropping out of school.

The CESAL association began its work in this area of Peru in 1998. CESAL is an NGO dedicated to international cooperation since 1988 and is currently operating in 12 countries in Latin America and Africa, carrying out projects related to education, health, housing, water and sanitization, productive development, small businesses and training for employment and the strengthening of civil society.