Working With Children in Bolivia

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Despite the recent strengthening of child protection laws, children in Bolivia continue to face abuse and exploitation. Domestic violence and school bullying are widespread in the country. Women and girls are especially at risk of violence and sexual assault.

We empower children in Bolivia to speak up for their rights through children’s clubs and advocacy programs. Teachers, parents and local leaders work with us to encourage a culture of peace and respect. Poverty is a major factor underlying the abuse of children and our entrepreneurial programs help the most vulnerable youths and their families create paths to improve their lives.

Your impact in Bolivia

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with Canadian support in the past year:

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared-for by their families and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • 5 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 5 referral networks established including healthcare, case management, business support, child protection and learning networks
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.

  • 40 children are participating in clubs to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 530 clubs are in place for children and youth helping them improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 1,582 children now have access to teaching spaces to help them learn how to read
  • 463 parents learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 400 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of raising their children with love and tenderness
  • 37 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019
  • 72 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
*Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019