Emprendedores Development Program
This Development Program aims to improve the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable, using an approach that is long term (15-20 years), holistic, focused on children, and seeks to enable their families, local communities and partners to address the underlying causes of poverty. These root causes are not just lack of access to the basic necessities of life like water, food or health care, but also include inequities like gender or ethnic discrimination, or abusive practices like exploitation or domestic violence that affect a child’s well-being.
After learning about the importance of healthy living conditions, 300 families made significant changes to their homes to protect their children's health. 612 families attended workshops on nutrition and meal preparation, helping to combat malnutrition in children younger than 5 years old. 450 families with preschool-age children participated in hands-on workshops about early childhood education and development, with an emphasis on reading. Afterward, we helped more than 430 families set up safe spaces at home where children can play, learn, and develop the skills they need to succeed in school. Teachers and parents kicked off a reading program that encourages elementary school children to read and helps improve their comprehension. As part of the program, more than 450 families set up learning spaces at home. Students have better access to books, educational games, and learning resources at three new learning libraries. Using materials from the libraries, teachers were trained to engage children in fun learning activities and promote reading. Teachers and students trained by World Vision formed a municipal school board to improve the learning environment for children and strengthen the quality of education. Two World Vision youth networks helped raise awareness of child rights by creating a children's advisory council, organizing recreational activities for youth, running a children's club, and painting a mural against bullying—an issue that affects many children in Emprendedores, especially at school. We helped establish a community network to promote child rights and address child protection issues. 36 community volunteers and 19 university students were trained to conduct workshops on the care and respectful treatment of children.
Most Vulnerable Children, Environment, Disability, Advocacy