With Peace We Learn More
Children and teens of Chocó and Putumayo have become a target of the consequences of the armed conflict, which is why, Mercy Corps in consortium with War Child and its partners, Corporación Infancia y Desarrollo and Corporación Opción Legal with the support of Canada, decided to unite efforts and give life to the "With Peace We Learn More" program.
The program has an immense influence on the current peace process in the country, seeks to influence the government and broaden the scope of the protection and education intervention in the areas affected by the armed conflict and with low institutional presence.
This program seeks through quality education and the promotion of comprehensive protection in the school (as a protective environment), with an ethnic and gender focus, that 48,000 boys and girls, of the region, build a future free of violence. "With Peace We Learn More" has different strategies such as "PaZatardes": spaces created to cover students free time with enriching content and activities to reduce their risks and vulnerability.
On the other hand, 1,200 teachers and principals of 62 schools and 29 boarding schools are trained to strengthen their planning processes and organizing classes, through sequential guides, transferring knowledge that will last generation after generation. We provide accompaniment to strengthen the administrative, academic and community management of the school, throughout school risk management plans and coexistence manuals and study plans.
The goal with 10,000 parents or guardians is based on having training activities to strengthen family ties and better breeding patterns. Empowering parents to support the academic processes of their children and positively influence the circle of protection and education.
Finally, it is necessary to highlight the interest of strengthening the response of education and protection needs of the students with public institutions at the municipal, departmental and national levels. Transfer methodologies, materials and differential strategies, that remain in the territories and contribute to, public policies, ethno-educational and boarding school models, in Chocó and Putumayo with the Ministry of Education and the ICBF in the framework of the construction of territorial peace.