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.