WHAT WE DO

With the specific purpose of breaking the poverty cycles of teenage mothers, we have designed and implement the 360 ​​Degrees Model, which lasts approximately two years and consists of the comprehensive provision of health services (mental, emotional, and physical), quality education (school, technical, and complementary) and integration into the formal labor market. In this way, we contribute to the well-being of the young women, their families and their communities.

With the specific purpose of breaking the poverty cycles of teenage mothers, we have designed and implement the 360 ​​Degrees Model, which lasts approximately two years and consists of the comprehensive provision of health services (mental, emotional, and physical), quality education (school, technical, and complementary) and integration into the formal labor market. In this way, we contribute to the well-being of the young women, their families and their communities.

CORE ACTIONS

Teenage mothers attend individual and group therapies, and educational courses on sexual and reproductive health, values ​​and rights, among other topics, so that they can achieve psychological, social and emotional stability, lead a healthy lifestyle, develop an adequate life project, have a responsible sex life, and prevent subsequent pregnancies.

On the one hand, we urge the young women to finish their secondary education; and, on the other, we offer them different technical careers, according to the needs of the labor market of the cities in which we operate.

We promote the generation of income of our beneficiaries, through their integration into the formal labor market or the development of an entrepreneurship.

TRANSVERSAL ACTIONS

Per semester, 120 children from 3 to 24 months of age, identified as those with the highest risk and vulnerability, are cared for at the Infant Development Center. There, we facilitate their development in all areas of growth (perceptive, linguistic, physical, mental, emotional, and social); educate the young women in their role as mothers and in humanized, rights-based upbringing, strengthening a healthy emotional bond between them; encourage the practice of breastfeeding; promote healthy lifestyles that cultivate health from early childhood; and, finally, we encouraged a better academic performance of our beneficiaries and avoid their dropout.

Given the experience of 18 years of operation, in addition to the achievements and acknowledgments we have obtained, 360 Degrees has been consolidated as a model of economic development that manages to turn adolescent mothers into emotionally and economically independent women, and thereby, stop the intergenerational transmission of poverty and positively transform the reality of their children, families and communities.

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