Our Mission & Vision
Our Mission is to promote a culture of abundant life in accord with the Good News and the values of
justice, peace, solidarity, tolerance, love and respect for diversity.
Pioneering a cultural movement
“Claves works to identify and promote competencies that empower individuals in the face of violence and which promote fair and caring treatment of children and adolescents throughout Latin America.
Their robust programs serve families , frontline workers, and community centers to see that every child and adolescent would enjoy a full life and be respected as a human being with dignity and rights.”
We have a clear Vision to see that children, adolescents and their families, who have been marginalized by society, would experience abundant life through three levels of intervention:
• Personal (Holistic development)
• Family and community (strengthening the family, local networks and participation)
• Political and structural (construction of social politics and adequate intervention methodologies)
Buen Trato is the motto of the movement in Latin America. It demands Fair and Caring Treatment for all. Buen Trato is the embodiment of the Vision that every child and adolescent would enjoy a full life and be respected as a human being with dignity and rights.
MOBILIZING YOUTHSTAND UP FOR THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN
The Fair and Caring Treatment Campaign is a public awareness campaign led by adolescents to raise awareness about the mistreatment of children and adolescents.
Adolescents from educational institutions and churches participate in conceptual workshops and training in varied artistic techniques. Through creative activities, adolescents capture the attention of adults and challenge them to be symbolically vaccinated against abuse.
“ It is an approach that affirms young people as creative and resilient image bearers of God, even as it recognizes their need for support, healing, and restoration.”
Community Programs are closely linked with the community
through Early Childhood Centers, Youth Centers and youth
Work & Education
The Work and Education Program works with people over
age 19 to better their life chances through advances in
formal education and insertion in the formal work sector.
With 20 years of experience, the Claves Program systematically
works to eliminate violence against children and adolescents
and promote fair and caring interactions.
Public awareness campaigns are carried out, in large part, by teens and young adults who come together from a variety of organizations to be trained as
advocates of fair and caring interactions to create a culture of good treatment for all.
Committed to Youthand cultural health
From our start, we have worked actively to form programs related to children and youth in Uruguay. In 1989 we formalized our relationship with the Uruguayan government,
becoming the Civil Association
“Juventud para Cristo en el Uruguay”.
Since then we have worked with government organizations, international organizations and with civil society organizations that operate in the country.