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Imagine Project – Sustainable Development

Country: Brazil, Campina Grande (north-east)

Enabling 30 children and adolescents from a marginalised community to dream of “another world”: this is the mission of the “Imagine” project run by AIC volunteers from Campina Grande.  The activities are many and varied, including educational support, teaching about peace and citizenship, raising awareness about preserving the planet to guarantee a better future and art workshops to encourage artistic and cultural awakening. Read more


Manufacture of ecological bricks

Country: Colombia, Mocoa

Making eco-bricks to build a ‘model’ house is a good example of AIC Mocoa in Colombia’s sustainable development action.  The project encourages the creation of useful materials from rubbish and highlights the need to develop innovative ideas.  In addition, the process emphasises the importance of ongoing community initiatives. Read more


‘Solidarity in Production and Stronger Communities’ – Training

Country: Dominican Republic, north and east regions

This is a huge professional reintegration project run by AIC Dominican Republic since 2014. More than 400 people who were excluded from the job market have benefitted from professional training as well as educational workshops on participative and cooperative management, human and family rights, etc. The objective is to find a job in the private sector or to create an income-generating activity from home. Read more



“Training to get decent work” – Education

Country: Guatemala, Guatemala City

Since the beginning of 2016, women living in a shanty town next to a dump in Guatemala have been participating in training sessions organised by AIC volunteers (on making piñatas, hairdressing, dressmaking and waitressing). At the end of this training, they will have the chance to set up a small income-generating activity other than the collection and sale of rubbish. Read more


“For the respect and dignity of our children” – Preventing violence

Country: Mexico, San Luis Potosi

Sexual abuse, paedophilia and harassment happen every day and are often treated as inevitable facts-of-life that children risk encountering.

Faced with the ignorance and lack of awareness about this type of violence, which severely affects children’s lives and has huge consequences that last into adulthood, the AIC volunteers from the Marillac Centre couldn’t remain indifferent.  So they started a project with the objective of supporting children who have been victims of sexual abuse, but also of preventing it and raising awareness among parents and the community. Read more