Venezuela. I am not alone

Data 05.11.2019

Venezuela is experiencing one of the greatest migratory phenomena in Latin American history and one of the most significant consequences is the loneliness of the elderly who remain in the country.

The "Cuidadores360" project, conceived in 2018 by the NGO Lavoro e Persona, together with the Central University of Venezuela, wants to train home care assistants to support the elderly who remain alone.

This project creates a real job opportunity for young people who want to stay in Venezuela and responds to the need to take care of many elderly people. According to an Inter-American Development Bank research, Latin America and the Caribbean represent the region of the planet where people age the fastest.

By 2040, it is estimated that 5 million nurses and home care assistants will be needed.

Activities

  • Training courses for home care assistants
  • Care days for the elderly in specialized facilities
  • Public awareness activities

People involved

140 people

For more information and donations contact: Marco Ponselè, at +39 3493093100 or via email at retesostenitori@avsi.org