Project: Hurricane Stan Relief
Partners: Cebes And Cruz Verde
The project works with families who lost their homes and their crops in hurricane Stan and who have since been living in emergency relief camps. The project works to provide medium term relief in the form of support for the re-initiation of agricultural production, income generation for women (purchase and distribution of traditionally woven clothing), repairs to water systems and purchase and distribution of tools and materials for home repair and reconstruction as well as basic human needs (food, water, clothing and shelter).
MONSENOR ROMERO POPULAR RESOURCE CENTRE FOR YOUTH AND CHILDREN IN TIERRA BLANCA, USULUTAN EL SALVADOR
Poverty, lack of options, and the strong influence of American mass culture often drive young El Salvadorians into gangs, where they are exposed to a violent lifestyle. The Monseñor Romero Popular Resource Centre is a community centre designed to address poverty and violence by providing programs and a place to stay for youth at risk of becoming victims of criminal activity and gang violence. The population in Tierra Blanca suffers from a lack of social programming and from an inadequate education system that leaves many youth unable to become productive members of society.
The project offers educational programs in culture, sports, vocational / computer skills, literacy, health promotion and early childhood development. The project seeks to shape the lives of children and youth in meaningful ways and to reduce their involvement in criminal activity and violence. Involvement with the Centre provides youth with an positive environment where they can develop new skills and envision better futures for themselves.
This project receives support from a Wild Rose Foundation grant.