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Venezuela : promoting active citizenship in rural children

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Abstract: The author is General Director of the Fundación las Iseletas (Fundaisletas), a non-profit organisation that developed the CECOFAIN project in the state of Anzoátegui, Venezuela. This programme focuses on the holistic development of young children via family participation. Within this, it has developed a response to the profound transformation that Venezuela and its political life is going through, and the impact of this on the rural world and especially on young rural children. Taking the long term view, it promotes active citizenship in children. To make this work, the project sets out to change the perceptions that adults have of children, and of the roles that society has assigned them; helps adults learn to listen to children and take into account what they suggest; nurtures the generic capacity to participate that children have; and provides the means and the opportunities necessary for children to participate.
Authors: Vargas de Ramos, R.M.
Country: Venezuela
Category: Practice
End Page: 33
Serial number: 101
ISSN: 1387-9553
Journal: Early Childhood Matters
Keywords: economic development , children , rural development , participation
Language: eng
Organization: Bernard van Leer Foundation
Year: 2003
Region: South America
Right: © 2003 Bernard van Leer Foundation
Subject: Education, Science and Technology
Start Page: 29
Title: Venezuela : promoting active citizenship in rural children