What are your primary products/services? Please describe all.
Childhood care and education for poor children between 4-16 yrs including; support learning in maths, reading, writing, community library and paper publications, nutrition assistance (breakfast and lunch service), arts and music, gender equity programmes. Also educational and expression tools to youth at risk. "School finishing" programmes for youth and adults. Community activities: workshops, readings, music and arts events, "open air" films.
Who is your primary audience, customer or beneficiary?
Three hundreed and twenty five 4 to 16 years old scholarized children. Thirty five over 16 years at risk youths. Youths and adults from over four hundred and fifty families from two in poverty situation neighboorhoods: "La Loma" and "El Ceibo".
How do your products/services benefit this population?
Most of the children we receive have very low possibilities to finish their compulsory education (13 years long); what reduces their social opportunities . School "Over-aged", "repetition", "desertion" are some of the issues we are facing on. From the very beginning, we have been developing specific programmes to enhance their chance to finish their studies. In this sense, we have produced in service teaching programmes and educational materials.
How many staff do you have (full and part-time)?
Twenty six full time. Fifteen part time.