Location and general information
Oruro in Bolivia has a population of over half a million, mainly in its eponymous capital city. Bolivia is one of South America's poorest countries and, as the urban population of Oruro has grown due to internal migration, there has not been universal access to basic services such as health, education and decent housing. The city also suffers from distressing levels of domestic violence.
The children who take part in the project are highly vulnerable and come from deprived backgrounds. Many are from single-parent families and are often subject to physical, psychological and sexual abuse. In general, there are few opportunities for young people to do sport and engage in personal development.
- Improve life skills and enhance violence prevention for 1,000 girls and 500 boys
- Train female and male teachers and coaches to promote violence prevention and gender equality through sport
- Introduce the Jugar para Prevenir methodology that offers a clear gender focus
- Support the city of Oruro’s football schools for both girls and boys through inclusion and equity methodologies
The project promotes ChildFund’s Jugar para Prevenir (Play to Prevent) method to improve the violence prevention skills of girls and boys and their coaches and teachers through sports. The project is introducing the methodology to ten schools including the Quirquincho Feliz football school for boys. The project also partners with the first football school for girls in Bolivia, Las Super Poderosas, implementing the Jugar para Prevenir methodology through specific activities for girls and female sports teachers.
The project will reach 1,000 girls, 500 boys and 20 football coaches in 10 schools.