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Less work and more play for children in Ecuador

by ViaNinos UK
Less work and more play for children in Ecuador
Less work and more play for children in Ecuador
Less work and more play for children in Ecuador
Less work and more play for children in Ecuador
Less work and more play for children in Ecuador
Less work and more play for children in Ecuador
Less work and more play for children in Ecuador
Less work and more play for children in Ecuador
Less work and more play for children in Ecuador
Less work and more play for children in Ecuador
Less work and more play for children in Ecuador

Summary

Children as young as 4 years old are out working long hours in Quito's open-air markets . This project ensures these children go to school and reduces their working hours by providing educational and recreational activities for them in safe spaces. This project will fund the salary of an outreach worker for one year, who will work across 6 markets along with volunteers to build trust with approx. 600 working children and their families in order to end child labour and build brighter futures.

$8,160
total goal
$0
remaining
94
donors
1
monthly donor
6
fundraisers
11
months

Challenge

Quito's markets have a high incidence of working children. These children often work long hours with little opportunity for education or recreation. Children as young as 2 years old accompany their parents to work, their day beginning at 4am and stretching out with 10-12 hours of work ahead of them. The work can be hard and is monotonous The children face aggression, poverty, lack of education, abuse, neglect, discrimination, poor health and malnutrition all of which impede healthy development.

Solution

The project helps working children improve their quality of life both now and in the future. This means less time, if any, working & more time either in school or studying or undertaking other activities beneficial to their wellbeing and development. Social workers help families overcome barriers to healthy child development such as poor physical & mental health due to abuse and/or neglect, learning and behavioural difficulties & social problems. Children build self-esteem & a love of learning.

Long-Term Impact

The street outreach is the important first stage of a process of supporting children through the education system: ensuring school enrolment, supporting academic achievement & preventing school desertion. In the long-term, these children will be able to get further education and training, which will allow them to secure employment, break the poverty cycle and lead a life of dignity.

Resources

http:/​/​www.vianinos.org
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Organization Information

ViaNinos UK

Location: London - United Kingdom
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Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @ViaNinosUK
Project Leader:
Bridget Higginson
London, United Kingdom
$8,178 raised of $8,160 goal
 
114 donations
$0 to go
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