Young people are making decisions that are adversely affecting their lives, often getting involved in street gangs, drug and alcohol abuse, teenage pregnancy and being exposed to the risk of contracting HIV. This vicious cycle is repeated from generation to generation.
We want to break the cycle!
A one-year values based life-skills curriculum which focuses on character development, respect for self and others and how to make good decisions is taught in local schools.
Many of these children and young people come from broken homes. They are being influenced by local gangs called "maras". Additionally they are continuously subjected to the reality of physical abuse and malnutrition.
In teaching a values based curriculum that focuses on character development, and giving personal mentoring, youth are receiving the necessary tools to change the course of their lives.