Backed by CAF – Development Bank of Latin America and the Caribbean

Prevention of Gangsterism In Panama

Together with CAF, we launched a socio-educational project to contribute to the prevention of the phenomenon of gang activity.

Scholas Fanciullo

We address the problem of gang activity and school dropouts in Panama through a socio-educational methodology that actively involves young people between 18 and 25 years old. We create educational kits and promote safe spaces for emotional expression. The intervention focuses on valuing children in disadvantaged areas, seeking a lasting impact on the community.

Comprehensive development of the individual

Promotes essential social and emotional skills, such as empathy and collaboration, in youth and children, preparing them for a life free of violence.

Active participation

Involves young people in the creation of educational kits, allowing them to directly contribute to the prevention of gang activity and the improvement of their communities.

Community Strengthening

Raises awareness and prevents violence from an early age, creating safer and stronger communities in Panama City and Colón.

Methodology
of the program

We address the problem of gang activity and school dropouts in Panama through a socio-educational methodology that actively involves young people between 18 and 25 years old. We create educational kits and promote safe spaces for emotional expression. The intervention focuses on valuing children in disadvantaged areas, seeking a lasting impact on the community.

Stage 1

Volunteer Training

The project promotes specialized training for local volunteers, providing them with key pedagogical and socio-emotional tools. These volunteers become active agents of change in the community by facilitating educational programs and activities that promote values of peaceful coexistence and solidarity.

Stage 2

Design of Educational Kits

The creation of educational kits containing relevant and effective pedagogical materials is carried out. These kits are designed to foster transversal skills, such as empathy, peaceful conflict resolution, and cooperation. Likewise, topics that reinforce the importance of education and non-violence are addressed.

stage 3

Experiences of "Scholas Fanciullo"

Enriching meetings are promoted under the name “Scholas Fanciullo”, focused on valuing childhood and promoting their active participation in the construction of a more harmonious future. These experiences seek to raise awareness among young people about the relevance of a safe and educational environment for children, thus inspiring their commitment to the prevention of gang activity.

Stage 4

Distribution and Organization

Educational kits are delivered and educational spaces are organized in the most vulnerable areas of the community. Distribution is strategic, ensuring that these resources reach those who need them most. At the same time, spaces are organized and adapted so that children and young people can access quality education and structured socio-emotional support, thus laying the foundations for a future free of violence.

Our impact

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Frequent questions

How is the program financed?
The program is financed by the Development Bank of Latin America and the Caribbean (CAF), ensuring resources for its execution.
The program actively involves young Panamanians between 18 and 25 years old in the prevention of gang activity, young people between 14 and 17 years old in spaces for listening and socio-emotional care, and boys and girls between 9 and 13 years old in awareness and prevention. in the most vulnerable areas of Panama City and Colón.
The educational kits are designed by experts and young Panamanians, guaranteeing their relevance and effectiveness. In addition, periodic evaluations are carried out to improve its impact.

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