Funded project

Summer camps for children at risk of social exclusion in Catalonia

Spain

The arrival of summer and the closure of schools is a risk factor for children in situations of poverty and social exclusion. The completion of socio-educational services means that thousands of children are forced to stop doing physical, educational and recreational activities for several months.

Funded thanks to:
  • Donors
  • Total raised
    100%raised
    • Bonpreu i Esclat clients 62.410€
  • Direct beneficiaries 240

    Those people who have naturally benefited from the project's interventions.

  • Indirect beneficiaries 950

    Those identifiable people who will potentially recieve an effect from the project's activities.

Save the Children

Budget

  • Staff 62.410€
  • Total 62.410€
62.410€

Description

Children in economically vulnerable contexts have a greater chance of suffering from educational poverty and drop out of school. Children who drop out will be poor adults, and this means that the cycle of poverty will not be broken and will become a structural problem.

In this sense, Save the Children works in Catalonia to break the transmission of poverty from parents to children, to guarantee the development rights of children and to guarantee a future for all the children we assist. It offers comprehensive educational support to students aged 6 to 18 at risk of social exclusion, with an emphasis on children in a situation of severe poverty, in order to improve academic performance and reduce the level of vulnerability of these children.

Summer activities are usually one of the first things that many of the vulnerable families have to give up. In order to favor the social inclusion of these children so that they can not feel discriminated against because they can not do the same as other children during this period, they are given access to summer camps and activities, safe spaces dedicated to leisure and free time. with playful, cultural activities, excursions to the pool and where they will be provided with at least one full meal a day. In addition, summer camps have a very positive impact on reducing the effects of low self-esteem and stigmatization generated by the poverty situation in which they are immersed.

Activities

  • Remedial education: support in educational through the development of learning and counseling techniques for at least one hour a day.
  • Leisure and free time: promotion of relationships between equals, rules of coexistence and respect towards others and towards the environment, and in this way to spread habits of healthy life and also of hygiene.
  • Nutritional improvement: access to a complete and healthy meal a day to guarantee the food safety of the children and also improve their performance and development.

Who will benefit?

This year 240 children from Barcelona, ​​Canovelles, Lleida and Badia del Vallès will be able to enjoy these activities during the months of July

Project objectives

Improve academic performance and reduce the level of vulnerability of children aged 6 to 18 at risk of social exclusion, through a comprehensive educational development intervention with students, emphasizing children in situations of severe poverty.

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