In Mexico, where the war on drugs means young children are being exposed to corruption, drugs and violence, Proyecto Rescate firmly believes that values education for children and youth must be at the forefront of a war on delinquency, and it is essentially the only long-term solution to the problem.
During the formative years of childhood, children must be given the chance to first learn about love, respect, honesty, integrity, conviction, and values that develop their conscience for good, so they can build a foundation for happy, healthy lives and contribute positively to society.
In an effort to curtail the rise in juvenile delinquency, Proyecto Rescate collaborates with local schools, institutions, and communities in promoting wholesome values and character education through its Vanguard of Values (VOV) program.
The VOV essential values program is designed for elementary age students. It covers themes such as honesty, overcoming difficulties, working together, kindness and forgiveness.
A variety of methods are employed in the energetic events known as the “Small World Playhouse,” including interactive drama, songs, stories, games, puppetry, clowns and group participation.
Participants are selected from areas of the city where children are exposed to high rates of crime and/or marginalized living conditions. The program is hosted an average of x times per year, with audiences ranging from 50 – 500 people.
One of the highlights of each program is the free book distribution—an indispensable component of each event—enabling the values education to continue at home, facilitated by illustrated books with lesson-filled stories and activities.
Proyecto Rescate's commitment is to investing into our communities' future leaders – the children of today!