Edúcame Primero Colombia
- The Edúcame Primero Colombia program is a psycho-educational activity that aims to reduce child labor and ensure universal access to education. It is an evidence-based practice, which obtained positive results in Colombia and several Central American countries.
- Three lessons learned by facilitators and teachers who collaborated in the program are summarized in this video. Namely, (1) the need to adjust the program to the characteristics of neighborhoods and specific community settings, (2) the importance of the engagement of families in the educational context, and (3) the competition between time spent working and time spent studying.
- After the intervention in Barranquilla (Colombia), We have planned to move the program to Lima (Peru). The material has been designed through formative assessment meetings with the facilitators of the program in Colombia; and presents “best practices” in an organized manner, so that serve as recommendations for future applications of the intervention in Peru.
- The video is divided in three parts, with a summary of each lesson in a brief text, to be used as part of group dynamics with prospective Peruvian facilitators.
This video was part of the project “Transfer and community fit of best practices for reduction of child labor from Barranquilla (Colombia) to Lima (Peru)” and was conducted with funding of the Society for Community Research and Action (Mini-Grant #2014-01).
Maya-Jariego, I., Holgado, D., Palacio, J. E. & Romero, P. (2014). Edúcame Primero Colombia. Reducing Child Labor in Barranquilla [Video file]. Retrieved from http://youtu.be/pfjLRfkEm18