The Chimborazo Prefecture Board of Trustees Management Directorate conducts awareness-raising approaches to children and adolescents in child labor situations.
The Chimborazo Prefecture, through the provincial Board, carries out the project “Progressive Eradication of Child Labor” in agreement with the Ministry of Economic and Social Inclusion MIES.
Several approaches were made to girls, boys and adolescents who were doing some type of work or in a situation of begging, in the company of Vinicio Ushca Pilco and César Aníbal Lema, members of the Play Group of the Community Police of the Sub-Zone Command No. 6.
María del Carmen Recalde, social worker of the ETI-Mercados Riobamba project and the Chimborazo Provincial Board, indicated that “the objective of the approaches made in the” Sucre “Park and markets such as” La Merced “and” La Condamine “, is to prevent and to sensitize the public about the risks of child labor ”. Due to this, we proceed to talk with the girls, boys and adolescents about the dangers and risks of being on the street. “We make parents and children aware of their rights to education, housing, health and a safe environment. The boardings last 8 hours, which is divided into 4 hours on Tuesdays and 4 hours on Thursdays, “he said.
The ETI-Mercados Riobamba group encourages and motivates children and youth at risk to carry out their school activities, with the commitment to be better and educate themselves for the future.