Child Protection and Care
Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for
by their families, and participating in their communities
as agents of transformation.
- In order to improve child protection by preparing children for potential disasters, the ADP worked in collaboration with local partners to train children on how to respond before, during, after man-made and natural disasters. Furthermore, children were also educated on other local actors who are trained to respond to disasters, learning about their role and how they are prepared to respond to these events.
- In order to improve child protection, communities located the ADP areas formed Child Protection and Welfare Committees or Child/Adolescent Networks. Through the Child/Adolescent Networks, children, adolescents, and youth were trained in topics such as identifying and reporting abuse, justice operations, child rights, and advocacy. These networks also allowed CAY to improve their relationship-building skills, critical thinking skills, and decision-making skills.
Healthy Children and Families
Children and families are well nourished,
protected from infection and disease, and have access to
essential health services.
- In order to decrease the prevalence of common preventable diseases among children, the ADP worked with local partners to train families and sanitation boards in basic sanitation topics, especially personal and community hygiene.
- In order to improve the nutrition of children under the age of 5, the ADP worked with local partners and health units to train community health workers and mothers in the EAN methodology (Food and Nutrition Education). This methodology focuses primarily on preparing nutritious foods that are available locally.
Education for Better Lives
Children have opportunities to learn and to
develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future,
and families and communities support children's education.
- In order to improve the academic performance of children living in the ADP communities, the ADP trained both teachers and students in Peer-to-Peer tutoring methodology. Tutoring sessions took place in educational centers in ADP communities, where children were able to improve their scores in mathematics and Spanish through the help of peer tutors. In addition to academic performance, this methodology also promotes values such as solidarity, cooperation, responsibility, friendship, love, commitment, and leadership among both the tutors and other students.
- In order to allow adolescents and youth to gain knowledge that will allow them to integrate into the local economy, the ADP worked in collaboration with local partners and institutes to provide adolescents with vocational entrepreneurial training. The vocational courses included topics such as motorcycle repair, masonry, culinary, carpentry, and cosmetology.
Love of God and Neighbors
Children and families are growing spiritually, local
churches are strengthened to demonstrate Christ's love in practical ways,
and people are living at peace with their neighbors.
- Relying on God's grace and Spirit, our local staff served children and families as a demonstration of God's unconditional love, seeking always to be faithful ambassadors of Jesus--the reason for our hope.