METHODOLOGY NPT/ PROCESS

APPLYING PARTICIPATORY METHODOLOGY AND INTEGRATION, THROUGH INFORMAL COEXISTENCE: RECREATIONAL, CULTURAL AND TRAINING TECHNIQUES.

The methodology has nine stages and was designed to reach out to youth in gangs who live in poverty and/or marginalized areas. This is where the social phenomenon of gangs and drug abuse is found in greater measure and where, due to the complexity of the phenomenon, authorities have not been able to effectively respond to their needs. During the process the young person discovers himself as someone

important, born to win and capable of forging a positive and prosperous future for himself/herself. When the young person in critical gang and drug use situation identifies himself/herself with the staff members, trust is built and allows to transcend the barriers of fear, frustration and anger towards society. Hand in hand with NPT staff, this opens the possibility for the youth to create a life transformation plan.

 

STAGES OF THE PROCESS

Design

Design of Training Model for the operational team, recruitment and training with the technical support of an expert group in the field.

diagnostic

Community sampling and diagnosis in order to identify the key areas in need of assistance and transformation: understanding and analysis regarding the dynamics of gangs in the area in order to successfully intervene.

APPROACH

Identifying the gangs, analyzing the dynamics of the group and becoming involved in the young people’s lives through a participatory methodology and the use of informal coexistence techniques: recreational, cultural and formative.

DEVELOPING SENSIBILITY:

Promoting peace among young people through the realization of a Peace Treaty, and through the activities: Mural Painting and Football Tournaments.

AWARENESS:

Carry out formative workshops in the youth’s spaces (for example, street corner, courtyard, or store) that allow them to become aware of their social reality in context and encourage new positive forms of behavior.

Training

The youth who have participated in the Peace Treaty and the Training School for Leaders is acknowledged by holding a graduation ceremony to celebrate their success.