The Fundación Misión Marianista, with the support of Fundacion MAPFRE, is carrying out four projects in Argentina within the framework of the “Education and Social Inclusion” initiative. These activities focus on education, foster care and health care of people of low income.
The first activity, “Educational workshops which create dreams”, develops educational, recreational, artistic and cultural workshops for children with complicated lives, offering them the companionship they need to face these difficult situations.
Next is the Hogar San Cayetano, a shelter for adolescent girls who lack the means to access secondary education. These adolescents come from families where the older brothers work in the fields and the younger sisters devote their time caring for the family and the home. This center gives the adolescents an opportunity to complete their secondary education.
The work of the shelter is complemented by the Maria Madre de la Juventud university residence, which gives these young women access to university studies in an environment which meets the needs of their overall development.
Finally, the Ninquihué project is a house and day care center which looks after children who live in the street. The project aims to manage not only the education and development of these children while they are growing, but also their personal development, teaching them daily hygiene habits and personal care. The project also covers nutrition, and includes group support activities among the children.
The aim of the Fundación Misión Marianista is to work on the education, social inclusion and overall advancement of the poor and needy, principally with young girls and boys, adolescents and young adults.