Fundación Juan Felipe Gómez Escobar looks out for the welfare of teenage mothers and their children
The care is given at two centers set up by the Foundation in Cartagena de Indias
The Fundación Juan Felipe Gómez Escobar (JUANFE) works towards improving the physical and mental health of children up to the age of two and their teenage mothers in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.
Fundación MAPFRE has worked with the foundation since 2015, subsidizing the aid to infants and teenage mothers at the Centro Integral de Desarrollo Infantil (CIDI).
This center aims to improve the social, emotional and cognitive development of vulnerable infants up to the age of two and offers them a variety of activities and resources.
CIDI offers health care (vaccinations, health and growth check-ups), education (workshops on breastfeeding and diet, workshops on infant stimulation, sessions on child rearing) and overall development (motor stimulation for babies, therapies for independent progress).
Moreover, through its own center, the Juan Felipe IPS Medical Center, this body directly benefits 22,000 children, teenage mothers and people in extreme poverty who receive care through it.
The fundamental objective of the program is to reduce infant mortality and empower adolescent mothers to break the cycle of poverty in which they live. To that end, the services offered by the Medical Center range from workshops on sex education and reproductive health to gynecological , pediatric and dental check-ups, as well as vaccinations, delivery of medications, consultations on nutrition, etc.
The Juan Felipe Gómez Escobar Foundation works under the premise of providing a service with absolute respect for human dignity. Based on this idea, the Juan Felipe IPS Medical Center focuses on prevention and the importance of acquiring healthy life habits.
The Juan Felipe Gómez Escobar Foundation is a non-profit body which since 2001 has been working to improve the quality of life of children and adolescents living in poverty in the city of Cartagena de Indias (Colombia).