Helping children and youth feel safe at home
Watch to see how a new joint project is preventing irregular child migration and providing education and leadership training opportunities
No one should have to flee their home due to poverty, fear or limited opportunities accessing education and employment, but that is the case for many children, youth and families in Central America.
“There is a lot of violence between youth. We felt like we were in jail; we couldn’t leave our homes,” one Nicaraguan teen tells James Duthie, CCFC volunteer ambassador and TSN sportscaster, in the video below.
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) is working with ChildFund International and Educo in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua, through a $15.2-million project supported by Global Affairs Canada, to address a number of the root causes that fuel irregular child migration.
Watch to learn more about how this project will help children and youth by improving access and delivery of child-protection services, boosting youth employment and encouraging youth to lobby for change, among other initiatives.
French translation available upon request
About Christian Children’s Fund of Canada:
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) is a child-centred international development organization and a member of ChildFund Alliance. For nearly 60 years, CCFC has worked with children, communities, supporters and other partners — changing lives through improved health, education and clean water. CCFC works in 12 countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, to support more than 700,000 children, youth and community members.