Supporting children's development in Playa del Carmen by providing resources to two childcare centres: Toy Libraries and the Integral Care Centre. The main focus of this project is to contribute to the eradicate of children exploitation, physical, psychological and sexual abuse through different workshops and programmes. We are also supporting a local organisation founded by parents with children with disabilities, where formal education and therapies are given.
Many children in Quintana Roo suffer from some form abandonment or exploitation with low or no access to education. In Playa del Carmen, many adults work long, gruelling hours in the tourist industry. Children are left unattended and are exposed to different threats such as gang recruitment. In Mexico, 5.1% of the population suffer some type of disability and are often discriminated against. Therapy can be expensive and government authorities lack resources to provide adequate treatment
By empowering children, teaching them about their rights through different programs. This project is lead by Save the Children in a space called "toy libraries" which are recreational and education spaces where children can come to learn through games, talks and workshops. Secondly, we aim to provide adequate attention and therapies to improve the quality of life for children with special needs by supporting our partners at the Integral Care Centre.
We aim to empower children to create responsible adults that will have a better impact in the community. Children will learn to identify threats and stay away from them, which will positively impact society. Through our work, the centres can expand and offer their services to more children. This will diminish the number of children left unattended and without therapies. In particular, the work with children with special needs will help them to become productive citizens.
GVI Charitable Trust
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