Children’s perspectives in post-earthquake reconstruction in Ecuador
In April 2016, an earthquake devastated 95% of commercial and residential infrastructure in the community of Bellavista, in Manabí province, Ecuador. The Rebuilding Dreams For Manabí Project is helping Bellavista to reconstruct through a participatory urban planning process.
This project aims to integrate the perspective and needs of children aged 0-5 into the planning process, including the design and construction of a playground. More generally, it will introduce the people of Bellavista to the importance of the early years.