Promoting Child Protection and Combatting Child Labour in Guatemala and Nicaragua

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I Inactive

Key Information

Central America in the past decades has seen progress in the implementation of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, but there’s still a long way to go: poverty and violence are still rife and many children face many hardships. Stichting Kinderpostzegels has been working in Nicaragua and Guatemala with two programmes, one called ‘Child Protection’ and the other ‘Stop Child Labour’. In 2019 ICDI has been given the responsibility to manage these programmes. The overall aim is to strengthen the capacity of local organizations to protect children against all forms of abuse.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


Latin America & Caribbean

Guatemala, Nicaragua

Activity URL

Not applicable or unknown

Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


2019 - 2021


Asociación La Amistad; Asociación Infantil de Niños y Niñas Trabajadores; Asociación Inhijambia; Fundación Centro de Atención Profesional de los Niños de la Calle; Instituto de Promoción Humana (Inprhu-Somoto); Puntos de Encuentro; Centro Ecuménico de Integración Pastoral – CEIPA; Fundación; Esperanza de los Niños –Childhope; Asociación Nacional Contra El Maltrato Infantil – CONACMI; CONGCOOP; Proyecto Miriam; Refugio de la Niñez

Ministry Affiliation



COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope

Global / regional

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Primary enrollment

Other skills

  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Social and emotional learning


  • Teacher training

Cross-cutting areas

  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)
  • Empowerment
  • Other

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys (both in school and out of school), Girls (both in school and out of school), Youth


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

Not applicable or unknown

Other populations reached

  • Other community members - female
  • Other community members - male
  • Teachers - female
  • Teachers - male

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Community engagement/advocacy/sensitization

  • Community mobilization
  • General awareness-raising/community engagement

Life skills education

  • Social and emotional learning (SEL) skills building

Mentoring/psychosocial support

  • Adult (non-teacher) mentors

Social/gender norms change

  • Work with community leaders

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved social and emotional learning/skills and mindsets
  • Increased enrolment in primary school
  • Increased re-enrolment in school among out-of-school children
  • Increased years of schooling
  • Reduced absenteeism

Cross-cutting goals

  • Changed social norms
  • Improved critical consciousness
  • Increased advocacy/civic engagement
  • Increased agency and empowerment
  • Increased knowledge of rights
  • Other