Intervention areas and activities
The goal of the Student Shelter Chaskawasi Manu project is to enable a better quality of life for children and adolescents of Amazonian native communities with poor access to education and limited economic resources and, at the same time, contribute to the development of the Manu province with the sustainable use of Amazonian natural resources, which are abundant in the area.
The project integrates three areas of intervention:
- Educational area; facilitating access to education by providing accomodation for children and adolescents without economic resources and limited access to training.
- Exercise of rights area; promotion of Children’s rights, in particular those concerning education, identity and health.
- Environment area; promotion of knowledge and experience of the natural and sustainable management of natural resources.
From the actions planned we look for:
- A systemic approach to the intervention, that is why one works with families, institutions, school, besides with the minor himself. In this way one works both on individuals as with the relationship they engage in their different environments.
- Involve all stakeholders (parents, teachers, authorities) in promoting children’s rights and the assumption of the responsibilities and social orders that everyone has in respect thereof (the parents as vital references, teachers as educators, the authorities as guarantors and promoters of rights, etc.).
- In the long term we seek that the intervention with minors recipients have a expansive (in their family, education, working and social environment) and multiplying effect: that they themselves, as part of their own educational development, jointly and severally assume, with respect to other children who follow them, promoting tasks, becoming witness to a change of a predatory social structure.
- A cultural approach involving the valuation of the Machiguenga culture and respect for the lifestyle and cultural habits of children involved in the project.