Development of competencies for the socio-productive inclusion of vulnerable young persons: The case of paces foundation in Cuenca (Ecuador)

Edgar Gordillo, Ignacio de los Ríos

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Abstract

The socio-economic inclusion of the populace in cases of extreme poverty is an issue which currently begs for permanent, innovative and comprehensive policies in the field of Human Development (HD). These actions are especially relevant when these cross sections include children, adolescents and youth (CAY) who face multiple vulnerabilities such as rural-urban migration, unemployment, life on the streets, child exploitation, poor levels of education and training, among others. In this context, the Salesian Paces Foundation (SPF) has worked for nearly 30 years with these groups (CAY) in the city of Cuenca, Ecuador, from a socio-educational model of comprehensive care, with prevention programs and the restitution and enforcement of their rights. This chapter shows the study of one of these programs that seeks to develop integrated skills for strengthening an entrepreneurial and solidary mentality as one of the main strategies for youth entrepreneurship and employment. The results show that young people who have participated in these projects have developed personal skills which allowed them their socio-productive inclusion in the solidary economy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRural Communities in the Global Economy
Subtitle of host publicationBeyond The Classical Rural Economy Paradigms
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages107-120
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781536102550
ISBN (Print)9781536102383
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017

Keywords

  • Adolescents and youth (CAY)
  • Children
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Skills
  • Vulnerability

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