This space is intended to shine the spotlight on the initiatives of Ecuadorian organisations that strive every day in the field to improve the daily lives of this country's inhabitants.
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- creating a synergy between them so they can exchange their respective experiences and optimise their know-how;
- organizing workshops, events, meetings and other forums where NGOs can exchange best practice, pool their experience, improve their skills through training, and in this way build a true network of local grass-roots initiatives;
- conducting audits on their operation, financing, needs, etc.;
- giving advice on project setup, specific funding research and communication;
- making the public aware of their involvement;
- improving their visibility at international scale.
This label is the official seal of the pledge and passion the mediated NGOs bring to their work, their performance and their management of the support they receive.
It is awarded by a commission composed of a team of French members and local auditors specialised in NGO location and study, following a complete audit.
Une Option de Plus has developed its activities in France and offers training programs for the volunteers of the organizations as well as for all interested volunteers of other organizations. We also undertake awareness activities on international solidarity in schools. Furthermore, we participate in various events of the associative life all year long. Watch the video shot during the 2012 Week of Solidarity.
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In march, the “Cristo de la Calle” association organised its monthly delivery of food baskets to the families that it supports.
These days, the use of IT equipment can be a great advantage or a huge obstacle depending on whether one can master it or not. Beginning this month, at the Jóvenes para el Futuro (Youth for the Future) foundation, a new and innovative activity is being offered: free IT classes, open to all.
On April 25th, the 30 children living in the three family homes run by the Cristo de la Calle association got together at the association's farm to take advantage of its country setting and, with the assistance of adults ... to plant trees.
On Saturday 11 April, the children from the Hogar para Todos foyer were invited by the municipality of Cuenca to take part in the celebrations marking the founding of the town. It turned out to be a relaxing and interesting day in the magnificent colonial town with visits to the museum of the central bank of Ecuador, the planetarium and the archaeological site of Pumapungo.
On April 6, the Futuro foundation and its Nueva Esperenza games library celebrated the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.
A concert was organised on 29 April to mark the end of the school break period during which Clave de Sur provided musical training to the children and adolescents from the Guasmo Sur neighborhood. This was the occasion for those who took part to showcase their talents and what they learned during this period.
Games took the street by storm in San Vicente on International Games Day, thanks to the Futuro Foundation, and to the delight of young and old. It was also a chance to mark International Children's Day .... and the 10th anniversary of the Nueva Esperanza games library!
On Saturday 30th of May, the NGO “Cristo de la Calle” held its first ever Sports and Community Festival, with the title “5K: get moving for the rights of children”!
Chamanga is a small coastal village on the border between the provinces of Manabi and Esmeraldas. It is also a very poor village. But despite its difficulties, a group of 30 people has been working for several months to achieve a dream: to create a house open to all, where everyone can use their free time for dancing, painting, drawing, acting, producing short films, becoming confident, sharing their passions and enjoying special times with friends, family and the community.
Over the weekend of June 6-7, the Hogar Para Todos Foundation welcomed two special guests: Silvère et Maëlle, a French couple living in Ecuador for two years, who have created a truly original project: mobile playspaces.
To allow greater access to secondary and higher education for children and adolescents in the poor areas in which it works, "Creando Futuro" (Creating a Future) regularly organizes information and awareness camps. This weekend they invited 25 teens and preteens from the Cabo San Francisco area to a two day camp on the seashore.
On Sunday 3 May, Ecuador celebrated Mother's Day. On this occasion, the Casa Mashi Pierre proposed to organise a radio show dedicated to this celebration. It was broadcast by Saraguro Radio, the radio of the "Buen pastor".
Provide comprehensive care to abandoned children and teenagers or victims of violence so that security and emotional and affective stability are granted.