Madeleine leitet die Bildungsprojekte von Vivamos Mejor in Zentralamerika und kennt die Region aus erster Hand: Bis 2021 lebte sie mit ihrer Familie in Nicaragua. Im Interview erzählt sie von ihren Erlebnissen als Projektleiterin und Mutter.
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Ready for school: improved pre-school education for children living in poverty
Many children of marginalised families in Soacha show early developmental delays due to lack of stimulation and affection, as well as malnutrition. Although they are supervised by lay child carers during the day in state-funded neighbourhood day-care centres, their care rooms are not child-friendly and their child carers are poorly trained. By providing the lay child carers of 75 neighbourhood day-care centres with training in early childhood education, we offer age-appropriate support to 1,200 children affected by poverty.
Future prospects thanks to vocational training: Secured income for marginalised young adults
Many young adults in the poor districts of Bogot have fled the civil war from rural areas and are trying to build a new life in the city. However, they lack training, a network and the right behaviour when it comes to job applications. We provide marginalised young adults with formal vocational trainin and strengthen their social and conflict resolution skills.
A good start in working life: Training and job placement for marginalized young adults
Many young adults living in the poorer districts of Soacha fled from rural areas before the civil war and are trying to build a new existence in the city that lies on the outskirts of Bogotá. However, they lack vocational training, a network and the knowledge of how to conduct themselves in job application situations. As a result, the unemployment rate of young refugees in Colombia is 58 percent.