How we’re keeping children and youth safe at home
Watch the impact irregular migration is having on teens in Central America
We’ve heard about it in the news too often — families, children and youth leaving their homes in South and Central America in search of better opportunities.
Carlos didn’t realize he was putting himself in danger when he decided to leave Nicaragua for a chance at a better future: “I just left, and I didn’t know it was that dangerous,” he says in the video. “But, when I was travelling, I realized it wasn’t easy.”
That’s why Christian Children’s Fund of Canada, with funding from the Government of Canada and partners, launched the Preventing Irregular Child Migration in Central America (PICMCA) project. It will improve child-protection systems and create safe spaces; provide skills-training, scholarships and other education resources; as well as encourage children and youth to be leaders in their community.
Watch the video below, and visit ccfcanada.ca/hopeathome to learn more.
Photo (top) by Juris Kornets
About Christian Children’s Fund of Canada:
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada works globally to support children and youth who dream of a better world. For nearly 60 years, we’ve brought together diverse people and partnerships, driven by a common belief: education extends beyond the walls of a classroom and is the most powerful tool children can use to change their world. We focus on breaking barriers preventing access to inclusive, quality education for all, especially girls.