Children Advocate for Rights & Transform Community

by Movimiento Mi Cometa

Summary

Adolescents are trained to organize and lead children. Children learn and defend human rights, gain self-esteem, and identify and advocate for change in impoverished communities.
$1,587
total raised
25
donors
0
monthly donors
10
years active

Challenge

In a neighborhood where most people live on less than a dollar a day and where gangs, domestic violence, child labor, and malnutrition are prevalent, this project hopes to break the cycle of poverty, violence and despair. It empowers children to work for positive change. 15 youth leaders receive training, and work with children and parents to plan and implement the program. Scholarships are given. 70 children participate at present, but the group is constantly growing.

Solution

Children learn through participation in games, supervised play, and organizing and executing events--from parties to neighborhood clean-up days. Youth leaders model behavior and values at the 3-hour weekly meetings, and meet separately for planning.

Long-Term Impact

Produce hopeful, confident, socially conscious leaders. Reduce child abuse, teenage pregnancy, gang membership. Increase education and learning, knowledge of rights, health issues. Instill values such as education, equality, honesty, compassion.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

Movimiento Mi Cometa’s website

Organization Information

Movimiento Mi Cometa

Location: Guayaquil, Guayas - Ecuador
Website: http:/​/​www.micometa.org.ec
Movimiento Mi Cometa
Project Leader:
Dana Hill
Mi Cometa Volunteer
Guayaquil, Guayas Ecuador

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