At-risk youth and marine conservancy alliance

by Fundacion A mano manaba
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At-risk youth and marine conservancy alliance
At-risk youth and marine conservancy alliance
At-risk youth and marine conservancy alliance
At-risk youth and marine conservancy alliance
At-risk youth and marine conservancy alliance
At-risk youth and marine conservancy alliance
At-risk youth and marine conservancy alliance
At-risk youth and marine conservancy alliance
At-risk youth and marine conservancy alliance
At-risk youth and marine conservancy alliance
At-risk youth and marine conservancy alliance
At-risk youth and marine conservancy alliance
At-risk youth and marine conservancy alliance
At-risk youth and marine conservancy alliance
At-risk youth and marine conservancy alliance

Summary

Help us empower at-risk youth to take charge of their future through marine conservation. Our marine conservancy program, consisting of snorkeling, surfing and scuba diving field trips, is a big success. While on the road we openly discuss human reproductive rights as part of natural equilibrium. By addressing two -apparently disconnected- issues: marine endangered species and teen pregnancy we are empowering at risk youth to take charge of their future.

$177
total raised
8
donors
0
monthly donors
11
months

Challenge

Ecuador leads the highest rates of adolescent pregnancies in South America. Almost 50% of all live births involve adolescent mothers (ages 10-19), (INEC). In the last decade there has been a 78% increase in births among girls who are 10-14 years old. Adolescent pregnancy is exacerbated by inequality, abuse, and access to education. At the same time, the coast of Ecuador has ecosystems that are critically endangered, including marine species such as the hammerhead shark and marine turtles.

Solution

Local youth arrive to our community Library to partake in its programs and activities. Our marine conservancy program, consisting of field trips for snorkeling, surfing and scuba diving activities, is a big success. While on the road we openly discuss human reproductive rights as part of natural equilibrium. By addressing two -apparently disconnected- issues: marine endangered species and teen pregnancy we are empowering at risk youth to take charge of their future.

Long-Term Impact

Help us sustain this program that educates the children of artisanal fishermen as ocean guardians; environmental guides, scuba diving instructors, etc.. to protect our ecosystems and endangered marine species, while gaining environmental and biological awareness. This is a means for youth to counter the rising adolescent pregnancy statistics. We believe this symbiotic association will prove effective as young people take responsibility for the environment and their own reproductive rights.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Organization Information

Fundacion A mano manaba

Location: Sitio Don Juan - Ecuador
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Rut Román
Sitio Don Juan , Manabi Ecuador

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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