Fortaleza Development Program

This Development Program aims to improve the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable, using an approach that is long term (15-20 years), holistic, focused on children, and seeks to enable their families, local communities and partners to address the underlying causes of poverty. These root causes are not just lack of access to the basic necessities of life like water, food or health care, but also include inequities like gender or ethnic discrimination, or abusive practices like exploitation or domestic violence that affect a child’s well-being.


1.From Programs Progress: "Working alliances with partner institutions such as Fe y Alegría, educational work of the Catholic Church with whom we develop actions spiritual nourishment and educational activities with children and youth; the Department of Social Service (SEDEGES, state body) to implement the Early Childhood Development Program Integral with children under 5 who will benefit some 15 community homes where children receive care and attention. We have also strengthened our work with the Municipality of Tarija being part of the City Commission for Children which allows us to interact in the area where public policies are structured." 2."There have been four activities related to Spiritual Nutrition, one in coordination with Fe y Alegría (educational work of the Catholic Church) and the San Martin de Porres Parish where about 250 young people participated in a day of spiritual nourishment for Easter; and 3 in coordination Fe y Alegría, 2 Days with adolescents and youth in educational units operating in the district and a training workshop aimed at parents, and teachers reflecting on the Word of God."3.In the activities of the project emphasizes the strengthening of values, taking as a guide the Christian values based on the love and affection that they should be transmitted to the home environment, school environment and then to the community.4."The project "Educational Spaces for transforming lives" intends to use the recreational areas as educational spaces. The spiritual nourishment inspired word God also part of the activities within the project since January youth Meeting was held with about 250 young people on Leadership and the word of God and 2 workshops with teachers and educators for their spiritual strengthening. Our contribution to strengthening the capacities of about 100 young people has been expressed in the implementation, together with our partner Emprender Foundation Programs "Skills for Success and" The Company "seeking to enforce the skills that faces us to everyday life and those of entrepreneurship; participants, 13 young people have benefited from technical scholarship in INFOCAL Foundation, contributing to their comprehensive training and his entrepreneurship. Also we contribute to the definition of life plans around 200 young 6th. 5 secondary education units through the implementation of a process of vocational guidance executed in partnership with the Universidad Autonoma Juan Misael Saracho."

Cross-cutting issues



  • Bolivia>Tarija


  • Education
  • Protection

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