(Grant) Mejora de la vivienda gracias al arte de la calle y las políticas de juventud. Una pista de baile sin defectos (UN-Habitat)



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The proposed project will focus on the inclusion of youth at risk in social development activities in the municipalities of La Esperanza and Huanchaco. This process will be used to plan and select urban areas for improvement. Young people in risk situations and with an aptitude for dance will be selected and trained in entrepreneurship and choreographic skills in exchange for their contribution through community work. Artistic and entrepreneurial training skills will be offered to 60 youth at risk who subsist through dancing and painting graffiti and are at risk of delinquency (crime, drug addiction, etc). The youth group is situated in the most populated districts of the province of Trujillo, La Esperanza and Huanchaco. These young people developed a form of dance which mixes break dancing with native dances, and is done for presentation to tourists and visitors. The social and labor integration of these young people come from a balance between the income generated by their dance and their community work, through work such as recycling buckets and tanks, which is then distributed to as young mothers aged 15 to 32 years and girls from a slum selected in each district with the purpose of storing home waters. Subsequently, these young people would gather daily and would treat the collected water, which would then be used to prepare lime for painting the white walls of the houses located in the upper parts of the poorest neighborhoods suffering with water scarcity. The idea is to develop an ecological tourist destination, transforming the highest parts of this human settlement which is plagued with water scarcity, and transform it into an "Ecological Human Settlements", which is a place which has adopted sustainable environmental practices. Subsequently, it will be included in the main city tours offered by local tourist operators. The Municipal Office of Economic Development of the two municipalities will be a partner in order to better develop the touristic potential of the region. Income will be generated by charging potential visitors in the areas of touristic orientation; transportation; offering the possibility of typing their names in graffiti on the walls with lime; choreogaphic shows in which messages related to water, the environment and the negative impact of crime will be highlightened in order to create awareness on the importance of those issues. For the relevant improvement of housing issues in the community, micro projects will be created with the participation of volunteers, particularly architecture students. They will coordinate activities towards the amelioration of the poorest households in terms of designing better living spaces, implementing systems of waste management and also the improvement of recreational spaces. All this with the utilization of low cost material
The project aims to promote social and economic integration of urban youth at risk in selected marginal areas of the city of Trujillo through the development of their artistic skills and urban upgrading projects
COMPONENT 1: 1.1 Workshop sessions with the two municipalities of the Trujillo area to define policies for urban development and social integration of youth. 1.2 Planning, organization and selection of areas to receive urban improvement according to local management instruments. 1.3 Promotion and incorporation of the "ecological human settlements" concept in the major tourist activities in the city. COMPONENT 2: 2.1 Awareness and call for youth performing arts in the streets. 2.2 Selection of young people according to the profile included in the municipal policy. COMPONENT 3: 3.1 Training programme in artistic skills for selected youth. 3.2 Social skills training (employment and entrepreneurship) for selected youth. 3.3 Programme for the creation of choreographic mixtures for tourism. 3.4 Installation of a dance floor for practicing. COMPONENT 4: 4.1. Training programme in habitat improvement and environment, water reuse, lime painting techniques directed to selected youth. 4.2 Dissemination of environmental education by trained youth to young mothers and children in the community (focus on water reutilization). 4.3 Afforestation and painting and activities to improve homes located in identified locations with lime prepared with reused water. 4.4 Micro projects in housing improvements and urban spaces design: ideas to improve ceilings, organize household waste, distribution of space and others. 4.5 Management and organization of the population of the settlements in the early warning system based on the hazard map and vulnerabilities identified by municipalities. 4.6 Promoting choreographic shows for tourists using an itinerant dance floor in the ecological human settlements (income generated for youth).
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