Uruguay's Abuse prevention program
impacts South and Central America.
The Claves course Grow with Love trains facilitators working for faith based organizations to develop workshops for fathers, mothers, and other caregivers, aiming to educate them on best practices to raise their children in a manner that honors God and promotes love, hope, discipline, and good treatment. In 2022, with our partner Compassion International, Claves held this course in six countries: Bolivia, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru.
On the importance of Claves’ work in the region, Enrique Pinedo, Senior Advisor of Strategic Alliances for Compassion International in Latin America and the Caribbean and former president of the Directing Council of the Movement with Children and Youth, states,
"I have had the honor of witnessing the work of Claves and its wonderful team for almost two decades.
What first comes to mind when I think of Claves is their high quality, professional work responding to situations in society out of a commitment to the Kingdom of God and His justice. The vast experience of Claves’ team in the field, their enviable creativity and innovation stand out.
I would like to highlight that Claves is widely recognized and respected among the church, civil society and governments in Latin America. Today we can identify some initiatives that have been part of the great contribution that Claves has left as a legacy in the region.
I would like to name a couple of these initiatives. The campaign for children’s wellbeing, which seeks to raise awareness on the prevention of violence and sexual abuse of children and adolescents and the promotion of new relationships of good treatment. Adolescents play a leading role in raising awareness among adults. These campaigns have been carried out in almost all the countries throughout Latin America.
Another important contribution is the variety of high-quality courses and educational materials on topics such as the prevention of sexual abuse of children and adolescents and the promotion of protective factors in the family. These courses and materials are well known and valued throughout the region.
I count myself as one of the admirers of the excellent work Claves does on behalf of children, adolescents and families in Latin America and the Caribbean."
Enrique Pinedo, Senior Advisor of Strategic Alliances for Compassion International in Latin America with the Claves team.