FANA offers protection to highly vulnerable children and young people in Colombia
Education, nutrition and health for minors waiting to find a suitable home to grow up in
Fundación MAPFRE’s project with FANA consists of supporting the education, nutrition and health of an average of 92 children each month, aged from zero to seventeen. These children live in foster care at FANA’s facilities while the government finds them a home that meets the conditions they need to develop properly. Generally, these children come from broken homes and have suffered violence, mistreatment, abuse, abandonment or neglect by adults.
Fundación MAPFRE supports this project by covering part of the annual cost of a teaching professional, who works directly with an average of 50 children between the ages of 2 and 17, supporting them in their development, reinforcing their homework, and developing values. It also covers a percentage of the annual cost of an occupational therapist who works at FANA on Mondays to Fridays, seeing an average of 50 children aged 1 to 17, and providing them with occupational therapy according to their needs.
These therapies help improve the school performance of the children. In fact, on many occasions, children are not able to progress if they do not receive this type of assistance. In the healthcare sphere, Fundación MAPFRE also helps employ a speech therapist, who is essential to ensuring the development of an average of 60 children, from newborns to 17-year-olds.