Aldeas Infantiles SOS welcomes, protects and develops Argentine children in Mar de Plata
The organization runs two complementary programs
Aldeas Infantiles SOS works in the Argentine town of Mar de Plata, providing a home and environment in which young people at risk of social exclusion can develop and grow.
The organization carries out two programs which they consider to be complementary, the first is the “Foster Care Program” in which groups of 6 to 9 children of different ages are placed with a qualified and paid caregiver who is responsible for the care, development and protection of the children in his/her care.
Secondly, they work in the “Family Strengthening and Community Development Program” which is aimed at strengthening the network of protection and care among boys, girls, young people and their families of origin.
The organization’s work aims to achieve family and social integration for the boys, girls and young people, encouraging their independence and the pursuit of the same rights and obligations other young people have. Aldeas Infantiles accompanies these children in their development and provides them with schooling, health care, a home and food.
Aldeas Infantiles SOS started in Argentina in 1978, beginning its activity with the construction of a small village made up of six families in Oberá, in the Misiones province. It currently offers services to more than 50 boys, girls and young people in vulnerable situations.