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

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Creating Opportunities and Preventing Migration of Unaccompanied Girls, Boys and Adolescents - Overview
Save the Children Canada (XM-DAC-22502)
2018-03-12 - 2020-03-31
Country / region • Honduras (100.00%)
Sector • Basic Education
Basic life skills for youth and adults (11230) (15.00%)
• Secondary Education
Vocational training (11330) (25.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (15.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Human rights (15160) (15.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
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)
Description and results


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 2019 include: (1) 62 teachers (of which 48 were women) and 196 parents and caregivers (of which 176 were women) were trained on positive discipline and positive relationships based on gender equality; (2) 46 at-risk adolescents between the ages of 15 and 19 (of which 29 were adolescent girls) received career counselling, guidance on employment opportunities and labour market programmes and individual psychosocial support as part of their participation in vocational training workshops; (3) 13 government officials and members of community child protection committees were trained on sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) prevention, guidance and case management, taking into account gender equality considerations; and (4) adolescents between the ages of 10 and 13 were identified as at risk of SGBV or unaccompanied migration.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
11-09-2020 Disbursement $47,500
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