In Montevideo, many families live in a situation of extreme social vulnerability, which manifests itself in a range of social challenges including low engagement with education, resulting in other issues such as child labour and limited access to employment.
As a result of the Coronavirus crisis and social isolation measures, school has been suspended and the situation of the most vulnerable children has worsened in terms of access to food, sanitation, and increased risks to their safety.
This project will provide protection to children and young people through support for their return to education. To ensure their safety, schools will be required to implement new sanitary measures of care and develop new programmes to offer educational and emotional support for all those involved.
This project will provide hygiene equipment to community schools and promote healthy practices, so that children and young people will be able to return to the classroom safely.
This project will be delivered by Gurises Unidos.