Project profile — Creating Opportunities and Preventing Migration of Unaccompanied Girls, Boys and Adolescents


Save the Children Canada (22502)
2018-03-12 - 2020-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Honduras (100.00%)


• Basic Education: Basic life skills for youth and adults (11230) (15.00%)
• Secondary Education: Vocational training (11330) (25.00%)
• Democratic participation and civil society:
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (15.00%)
Human rights (15160) (15.00%)
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (30.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (significant objective)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Indigenous Issues (significant objective)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project aims to prevent children and youth from undertaking unaccompanied migration from two communities in Honduras where poverty and widespread violence prevail. The project is designed to help protect vulnerable young adolescents (between the age of 10 and 14) from violence, including sexual and gender-based violence, and to increase economic opportunities for older adolescents (between the age of 15 and 19) who are at-risk of migrating, with a particular focus on girls. Project activities include: (1) creating local clubs for adolescents where social, emotional competencies and self-protection training and awareness activities are offered; (2) providing training for schools, communities and families on gender equality, including positive and equitable relationships; (3) providing market-oriented vocational and entrepreneurship training and developing transferrable life skills for older adolescents, including self-control, self-esteem, motivation and job-seeking skills; (4) sharing the project’s successes and lessons learned with governments and civil society to contribute to the design of gender-sensitive policies and programs that prevent the unaccompanied migration of girls, boys and adolescents. The project is part of a regional initiative implemented in the Northern Triangle countries (Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala), co-funded by the governments of Mexico and Germany

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved self-protective behaviours and positive gender equitable relationships among vulnerable female and male young adolescents (10-14) to reduce the risk of sexual and gender-based violence in targeted communities; (2) increased economic opportunities based on gender-differentiated needs of female and male older adolescents (15-19) at risk of migration in targeted communities; and (3) improved integration of gender equality and evidence base practices into policies to prevent the unaccompanied migration of girls, boys and adolescents from Honduras.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2020 include: (1) trained 73 teachers (56 women and 17 men), 271 parents, and 241 caregivers’ women on positive discipline and positive relationships based on gender equality; (2) built the capacity of 291 at-risk older adolescents (173 women and 118 men) with vocational workshops. They also received career counselling sessions, one-on-one psychosocial support, guidance on market opportunities, and labour market programs; (3) trained 56 civil servants and community child protection committee members (37 women and 19 men) on gender-sensitive, sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) prevention, referral, and case management; and (4) identified 41 very young adolescents ages 10 to 14 (32 women and 9 men) at risk of SGBV or unaccompanied migration.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
11-09-2020 Disbursement $47,500
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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