ACOPAMEC is a non-governmental organization that originated within the parish of Mata Escura and Calabetão in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. Its main objective is the promotion and defense of the rights of children, adolescents and young people. Within this perspective, it also works with the families and the communities within which this audience operates. These are usually disadvantaged families with few or no prospects for the future
Thousands of children, adolescents and young people have been involved with Acopamec in different ways over the past 28 years and have seen a new future open. In order to meet its institutional mission, the organization has developed a whole range of socio-cultural and protective activities and programs in various sectors such as: child care, family-replacement homes, primary education, vocational training and training for integration into the labor market. In addition, there is also an extensive package of artistic and cultural education with dance, theater and guitar.
It is important to underline that Acopamec not only works within the framework of its own projects and programs, but also cooperates in shaping local leaders who can influence structural changes in their own neighborhoods, for example in the area of mobility, sanitation and health.
On a broader level, Acopamec also participates in various urban councils such as the Urban Council for Child and Adolescent.
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