Nuevo Amanecer San R Development Program

This Development Program aims to improve the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable, using an approach that is long term (15-20 years), holistic, focused on children, and seeks to enable their families, local communities and partners to address the underlying causes of poverty. These root causes are not just lack of access to the basic necessities of life like water, food or health care, but also include inequities like gender or ethnic discrimination, or abusive practices like exploitation or domestic violence that affect a child’s well-being.


To support the health and nutrition of children under age 5, we partnered with health providers to inform mothers about dietary guidelines and how to prepare healthy meals for their children. 679 pregnant women improved their babies' health and nutrition by attending our prenatal checkups, where they learned about exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months. Community members reported an increase in the number of children completing preschool after a series of our campaigns highlighting the importance of early childhood education. We trained 156 parents in early stimulation to help support their little ones' development. Early stimulation includes reading books, playing games, and helping youngsters learn to share and get along with others so they can thrive in preschool. We trained 62 community stakeholders in disaster mitigation in order to provide effective leadership during emergencies. 242 community council members and 360 faith leaders were trained in how to promote child rights in their communities and teach about reporting cases of child abuse to the proper authorities.

Cross-cutting issues



  • Guatemala>Guatemala


  • Disaster Prevention and Preparedness
  • Education
  • Health
  • Protection

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