Prevention of youth recruitment into violent armed groups

ICM of Buenaventura is preparing to carry out a project focusing on young people that are often targeted by armed groups. Children and youth coming from disadvantaged backgrounds (single headed households, incomplete education and low economic status) are often recruited by armed gangs and drug trafficking groups. 

Since 2017 we have started providing urban dance lessons within our Programme Safe Spaces. Currently, we have enrolled 39 boys and girls from the community. As a result of our action meetings with the community members we will aim to draw more attention to the problems of Comuna 6 of Buenaventura.