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CAJED has makes education a priority. The group welcomes 800 young people aged 6-17 years in its primary and secondary schools or vocational training programs. These are children from broken homes, in conflict with the law or displaced. The group identifies child soldiers, welcomes them in its Transit and Orientation Center (CTO) and helps them locate their families. The association monitors some 860 children living in remote rural areas by directing them to the appropriate academic or professional structures and paying for their tuition. In addition, 25 youth groups formed by CAJED and 25 poor family groups have arranged microcredit business plans ranging from $50 to $400 that allow them to develop income-generating activities.