El Salvador continues to be one of the most violent countries in the world. This situation is due to the presence of ‘pandillas’, criminal groups that control entire territories and practice extortion and other forms of violence against the local population, but also to a general spread of violence within communities and families. Violence, together with precarious economic conditions, has now become the main cause of internal and external migration of entire family groups and many unaccompanied minors.
We have been present in El Salvador with the socio-economic inclusion program since 2007. We have opened two local offices, one in the capital San Salvador and one in ConcepciĆ³n Quezaltepeque in the Department of Chalatenango.

Our projects are aimed at:

  • promoting the socio-occupational integration of vulnerable population groups
  • preventing social violence and human rights violations against vulnerable groups, such as children and young people
  • increasing and protecting the socio-economic integration of returning migrants
  • promoting safe and responsible migration
  • building a culture of peace in a participatory manner

The keywords of our intervention are:

CAPACITY BUILDING

We carry out a capacity building activity involving students, teachers, parents and persons in positions of responsibility, to support them in the knowledge and affirmation of human rights. We accompany them in the development of social skills that are essential to rebuild healthy and respectful relationships, enabling the new generations to develop an individual and collective identity.

STRENGTHENING

We provide support with training and counselling activities, the creation and empowerment of Civil Society Organizations, the development of formal and informal networks, such as territorial committees and working groups for thematic areas.

COORDINATION

We support the interdisciplinary and inter-institutional work to consolidate the capacity of institutions to design interventions in a participatory manner, for the protection of human rights, transparency in the management of public funds, the development of policies for the prevention of all forms of violence and the promotion of social inclusion. We build concertation tables at local and national level, and provide support for the drawing up of cooperation agreements and protocols.

ATTENTION

We offer legal and psychological support to improve the living conditions of people living under extreme vulnerability. We promote Restorative Justice through dialogue and different practices aimed at a peaceful conflict resolution, reconciliation and strengthening the sense of community and security.

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

In about 15 years of activity, we have achieved important goals:

  • 6500 individuals have benefited from our services, children, adolescents and young people.
  • 500 teachers, trainers, educators and parents have received training and support
  • 187 public, private and third sector actors involved in our projects
  • 450 young men and women trained to start up businesses
  • 234 associations and institutions have participated in capacity building and strengthening processes

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