Mosoj Yan, which in the Quechua language means “new road” is a Christian nonprofit organization based in Cochabamba and since 1991 has worked with high risk youth, specifically focusing on rehabilitating adolescent girls who have been victims of sexual abuse.
Unfortunately Cochabamba and Bolivia in general, has some of the highest rates of feminicide and sexual violence towards women in the world and the great majority of the victims are young girls. Through their “Restoration Home” Mosoj Yan houses girls from ages 13 to 17 who have been victims of sexual abuse where they receive mental and public health services as well as educational support services and vocation training. Mosoj Yan seeks to provide these young girls not only with rehabilitation care but also with the necessary tools to become economically independent.
Adelante Bolivia is proud to support the great work of Mosoj Yan is doing and is currently working with the organization to provide computer classes to 50 girls at their shelter as part of our initiative to promote educational opportunities and technology among Bolivian women. For more information on how we are promoting educational opportunities for women in Bolivia, click here.
For more information on Mosoj Yan, visit their website: http://mosojyan.org/.
The Bolivian Integrated Support Center for Children of Incarcerated Parents (CAICC)
The Bolivian Integrated Support Center for Children of Incarcerated Parents (CAICC) is a civil association in Cochabamba, Bolivia, founded in 1994 to provide holistic support services based on principles of love, respect, and solidarity to the many children who live in the prisons in and around Cochabamba with their incarcerated parents. In Bolivia, most prison inmates are poor and lack the resources to take care of their families while incarcerated therefore Bolivian law allows families to live inside the prisons alongside their parents and spouses. Consequentially prisons in Cochabamba and throughout Bolivia are completely oversaturated and present an extremely dangerous and unsafe environment for the inmates and especially their families. CAICC transport the children living in the prisons to and from their education and recreation center where they provide tutoring services, sports and recreation, as well as mental and public health services. CAICC currently supports a population of 100 minors ages 5 to 17.
In 2016 Adelante Bolivia partnered with CAICC to provide the children at their center with free computer classes. Although we play a small role, we hope to assist CAICC is providing these brave kids with opportunity and self-confidence.
For more information on CAICC, visit their website: http://caiccbolivia.org/.
The Foundation for Environmental, Educational, and Multidisciplinary Studies (CECAM)
The Foundation for Educational, Environmental, and Multidisciplinary Studies (CECAM) was founded in Oruro, Bolivia in 1997, with the aim of promoting environmental protection and clean energy, education, and public health among the poor, rural indigenous communities in the regions of Oruro, La Paz and Cochabamba in Bolivia. The organization focuses on improving the dignity and quality of life of these communities through their energy efficient stoves and waterless toilets, recycling programs, and education and public workshops.
Adelante Bolivia has worked with CECAM since 2013 to provide rural communities and schools with access to computers and computer literacy programs. In partnership with CECAM, Adelante Bolivia has provided computer classes to over 150 students and 40 adults.
For more information about CECAM, visit their website: http://www.cecambolivia.org/.
University of San Simon
The University of San Simon is a public university in Cochabamba, Bolivia. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Bolivia and has over 50,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university’s Science and Technology Department is widely regarded as among the best in Bolivia and Adelante Bolivia is currently providing two scholarships every year to students studying technology related fields. For more information on our scholarship program, click here.
For more information about the University of San Simon, visit their website: http://www.umss.edu.bo/.