Secondary school Aichi Nagoya
The secondary school, named after the Japanese city that financed its construction, is located in the Asentamiento humano – a designation for very poor areas that are not yet legally recognized – “25 de Julio”.
Due to the high number of young people in the area joining youth gangs, committing minor and major crimes or succumbing to alcohol and drug abuse, the Ministry of Education has called on schools to develop programs for preventive actions. When the director of Aichi Nagoya heard of the work of Gotas de agua in 2015, he sought contact and asked for our support.
On 15 June 2015, Gotas de agua launched a three-months pilot project with the secondary school Aichi Nagoya, which was subsequently extended until 31 December 2015. Our psychologists support the school’s teachers twice a week in developing and implementing courses to work effectively with the youth in prevention. The courses discuss risks and problems and work on long-term solutions. At the same time, the exchange allows to identify young people who are in trouble and need help. The aim is that the young people think about their own future and behave accordingly in school and outside. Parents are also involved in the work and are invited to workshops three times a year.
On May 10, 2016, Aichi Nagoya and Gotas de agua – Lima concluded an agreement to further strengthen the institution and train more teachers. This agreement was renewed on 1 June 2017 for one year.
Each year, 250 pupils in the third to fifth year of secondary education benefit from the work of Gotas de agua’s psychologists. We focus on this age group, which is particularly vulnerable to the problems mentioned.