Organization:

Caracas Mi Convive

An organization working with one of the most violent neighborhoods in Caracas, Venezuela to prevent violence and build a community of peaceful coexistence.

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Project Location:

Libertador District, Caracas, Venezuela

After the success of the first project funded by Bastion in 2016-2017, we have decided to continue this project for a second year starting in May 2018.

Bastion: Helping to Help
Photo: Gabriel Osorio.
Bastion: Helping to Help
Photo courtesy of Caracas Mi Convive.
Bastion: Helping to Help
Photo courtesy of Caracas Mi Convive.

Objectives:

Reduce the rate of violence in Libertador municipality by concentrating efforts on the most violent hot spots.

This will be achieved by:

  • Increase community activities in the neighborhood with the participation of the community leaders to prevent acts of violence.
  • Identify and reclaim the hot spots
  • Cooperate with the municipal authorities to improve their ability to respond to acts of violence in the hot spots.

Specific objetives in the 2016-2017 project:

  1. Conduct 48 workshops to denormalize violence within the communities
  2. Acquire equipment to use during workshops (laptops, banners, cameras, video beam, screen, etc.)
  3. Organize 48 cultural events as a result of the workshops
  4. Develop an interactive website to follow-up on the identification of hot spots and the recuperation of the communal spaces by the community. This website will inform the future development of policies and programs.

Specific objetives in the 2018 project:

  1. Conduct 36 workshops
  2. An average attendance of 15 persons per workshop for a total of 540 beneficiaries
  3. 3 hot spots identified per workshop for a total of 108 documented hot spots
  4. 18 community events to reclaim the spaces identified as hot spots

Beneficiaries:

Communities of Caracas impoverished neighborhoods where violence is part of daily life.

Local governments in charge of developing violence prevention policies and programs

Bastion: Helping to Help
Photo: Helena Carpio
Bastion: Helping to Help

Status:

On Going

Sector:

Education

Grant:

Under $10,000

Fiscal Sponsor: Center for Democracy and Development in the Americas

Dates:

First agreement: Workshops started in October 2016 and finished in June 2017

Second agreement: From May 2018 to April 2019

Reports:

According to the first agreement, the organization sent quarterly reports and a final report after 12 months. In spite of the situation of unrest that prevailed in Venezuela during 2017, the organization managed to finish the project with only a slight delay. You can find all the reports for the first year of workshops in here. (In Spanish).

Then first report for the second agreement is expected in August 2018

Bastion: Helping to Help
Photo courtesy of Caracas Mi Convive.

Interactive Map of violence hot spots in Libertador District, Caracas, Venezuela

Bastion: Helping to Help
Photo courtesy of Caracas Mi Convive. Photo: Gabriel Osorio
Bastion: Helping to Help
Photo courtesy of Caracas Mi Convive. Photo: Gabriel Osorio