Social justice for all
CCFC helps communities around the world advocate for their rights, including in Paraguay where Rosanna Menchaca is seeing change first-hand
By Rosanna Menchaca, CCFC communications manager, Paraguay
Saturday, Feb. 20, was Social Justice Day. It's was a time to focus on a very important issue to us here at Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) where we promote gender equality, dignity and justice for all. That said, none of this can be achieved if families live in need. It's why we create tangible solutions for children, families and communities, reaching approximately 77,000 Paraguayans (plus hundreds of thousands in each of our five other countries of operation, as well) through child-centred development programs.
Empowering people through education is key to achieving social justice. In Paraguay, CCFC has built or repaired 76 educational facilities (classrooms, child-friendly spaces or libraries); provided 140,691 educational supplies (pen, pencil, uniforms, books) to 8,373 children/youth; trained 580 teachers in teaching methodologies; trained 16,132 parents/community members in life skills, marketable skills, early child development and inclusive education; and trained 505 youth in life skills.
We seek to empower community members, so they can to pursue the social justice they deserve. Last year, in Paraguay, we trained 2,016 community members in emergency preparedness, including 175 government representatives. Now, these communities can take the lead in driving their own positive change.
It’s the United Nations’ mission to pursue social justice for all, promoting development and human dignity. CCFC shares that mission — in our goals and actions.