Let NEW MASCULINTIES shine!

by Fundacion A mano manaba
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Let NEW MASCULINTIES  shine!
Let NEW MASCULINTIES  shine!
Let NEW MASCULINTIES  shine!
Let NEW MASCULINTIES  shine!
Let NEW MASCULINTIES  shine!
Let NEW MASCULINTIES  shine!
Let NEW MASCULINTIES  shine!
Let NEW MASCULINTIES  shine!
Let NEW MASCULINTIES  shine!
Let NEW MASCULINTIES  shine!
Let NEW MASCULINTIES  shine!
Let NEW MASCULINTIES  shine!
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Let NEW MASCULINTIES  shine!
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Project Report | Nov 28, 2023
We couldnt have done it without your help

By Rut Roman | Project Leader

Surfing with friends
Surfing with friends

Dear friend: 

In the midst of a wave of drug related violence unleashed upon young men in northern Manabí, our community library with its yough programs s perceived by many young people and their families as a lifeline.  Young people are investing time and effort in our marine conservancy program protects them and other marine younglings currently  endangered, while offering prospects of a professional career.  

Over the 8 years of operation, our community Library receives an average of 100 weekly visits.  This number is composed of three age groups: 

 

  1. Ages 6-10 - 80% attendees; 
  2. Ages 10-12 -15% attendees; 
  3. Ages 12-18 -5% attendees.  

Since the beginning of this program, group 3 ages 12-18 increased its assistance by 200%.

 

With your help we can continue offering a safe haven for youth.  A recent chronicle alerts:

" Homicides of Ecuadorians between the ages of 15 and 19 years old went up by 500% over the past five years." 

https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Americas/2023/1011/Youth-violence-national-priority-as-Ecuador-votes-in-presidential-runoff

The families of this group of adolescents. are dependent on fishing and set on their ways.  Boys are expected to join the fishing crew as young as 13, and teenage pregnancy is rampant.  This group of adolescents have known each other since early childhood. With no environmental awareness all had taken for granted the 8 kilometers of pristine beaches that line the village. No, they are marveled by the discovery of the ocean floor: “I had never thought about what was underwater and now I can’t wait for our next diving trip to see the incredible liveliness of the ocean floor” says David (15).

Maria Jose (30) is the marine biologist who runs the program enthusiastically says: “this has been my biggest accomplishment as Coordinator of Educational Programs for Ceiba Foundation. Ceiba works in conservation, research and environmental education, therefore, being able to develop this project with the House of Trades connecting teenagers with their natural environment, promoting the understanding of the dry forest and the ocean, is an extraordinary achievement. I believe that people protect what they know and love. Personally, it has been extremely satisfactory to work with teenagers and see first hand, how they become our ocean and forest guardians.Besides promoting the understanding of ecosystems and the importance of preserving them, this project aims to open the horizons to the participants by showing them how they can dream and become anything they want and pursue different careers. My aim is to keep working on this project long term, increase the number of participants, create awareness among teenagers about the importance of protecting the environment and eventually see them happy pursuing their dreams.”

We want to thank your empathy and active support, we are very proud to have you on board. 

 

Gracias! 

 

A mano manaba

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Biking to the reserve
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Ready for scuba diving
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Fundacion A mano manaba

Location: Sitio Don Juan - Ecuador
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Project Leader:
Rut Román
Sitio Don Juan , Ecuador
$16,457 raised of $25,000 goal
 
238 donations
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