Bambi Homes: restitution of rights to the most vulnerable children in Medellín
Doctors, nurses, nutritionists, psychologists, and teachers, working together to restore childhood to these little ones
The Bambi Homes Foundation for Child Support offers comprehensive care to 35 boys and girls under the age of six who are at risk of social exclusion, giving them health care, food, recreation and affection.
The Bambi Homes Foundation for Child Support carries out this project, with the support of Fundación MAPFRE, with the aim of giving comprehensive protection to very young children in the city of Medellín. Bambi Homes care for 35 children aged up to six who are at risk of marginalization through having suffered some type of neglect, malnutrition or homelessness.
Bambi Homes has a multidisciplinary team comprising a doctor, a nutritionist, social workers, a psychologist, an educator, nursing and teaching assistants, who together perform comprehensive work aimed at the children’s recovery and their healthy development, preventing any further harm.
The work is carried out by joining forces with their families, the State and society, through institutional care. The protection of the children is taken on at a comprehensive level, giving them health care, education, food, recreation and affection. In general, the centers fulfill the function of the family until the multidisciplinary team and the children’s own families feel they are ready to return home.