Project Details


General objective Contribute to the Ecuador Street Boys Project, identifying the impact of their work in the line of intervention "Preventive presence in the street" during the period 2013-2016, based on the determination of the factors that had an impact on change - or not - Of the conditions of vulnerability of the boys, girls and adolescents who are the recipients of its educational-pastoral proposal. Justification The first programs that were generated from the Salesian Project to support "street kids" constituted interventions of a protectionist nature, they were valid proposals at the time, however the problems of their recipients required different responses according to the new contexts and realities. The experience gained during almost 40 years (since December 1977) of work led to rethinking the methodology and approach of socio-educational interventions. In the year 1986 the Salesian congregation assumes the “Acción Guambras” program, a proposal for educational-preventive intervention that involves in the process of preventing the streetization of girls, boys and adolescents, their family adult references and incorporates accompaniment processes from spaces and strategic environments close to the minor, and Reference Centers located in different neighborhoods are created, which allows a personalized accompaniment that generates better results. This intervention methodology through RCs was replicated – with some differential specificities – in the cities of: Ambato, San Lorenzo, Esmeraldas, Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, (cities of origin of many of the children receiving care in Quito or Guayaquil) in Guayaquil and Cuenca, in the latter the RCs are called Salesian Organizational Centers (COS). Currently the Project has 25 reference centers located in the 7 cities mentioned above, which support an annual average total of approximately 4,500 children and adolescents. Despite the amount of population served, it is necessary to know the intervention practices of each RC and COS in order to improve them if necessary and to validate their results.
Effective start/end date9/03/179/03/17


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