Community Development Project

The overall goal of the project is to develop the capacities of the communities to change their own environments, starting among the children and women, through programs of education, nutrition and health. The project includes the adaptation of existing buildings into community centers where children, teenagers and their families (especially mothers) attend various long-term-capacity-building programs and activities. Work is underway on one facility, and an additional four hotspots are planned for reaching nearby communities.

Activities

The project consists of the adaptation of five physical spaces into community centers with the specific conditions and materials necessary for delivering our programs in four different sectors: a) Health, nutrition and food security b) Education c) Child protection d) Environment Local facilitators will be trained to deliver the different programs, stimulating employment in the region. This is a long-term project, to be implemented over the next nine years, including periodic evaluation involving the people of the reached communities.

Additional information

To date, one community center is being adapted, and the organization is working on inviting communities to affiliate their children.

Cross-cutting issues

capacity building, gender, local economies, environment

Locations

  • Mexico>Michoacan de Ocampo

Sectors

  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Protection

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