Homes for children and young people in need of community care in Buenos Aires

This project takes care of the basic needs of 160 young people

Homes for children and young people in need of community care in Buenos Aires Homes for children and young people in need of community care in Buenos Aires

The “Hogares Malen” project started by the Mensajeros de la Paz Association in Longchamps, provides a place to live and takes care of the basic needs of 160 children and young people who find themselves in an especially vulnerable situation, either abandoned or with little connection with their nuclear family.

With the support of Fundación MAPFRE, this NGO works in two care homes – Pewmafe Malen and Ruca Malen– making good the nutritional deficiencies of children and youngsters, and developing their reinsertion and presence in the educational system. Additionally, the NGO coordinates with local hospitals and ensures comprehensive health care, facilitates family integration and contributes to the young people’s knowledge of their rights and their capacity to exercise them.

Mensajeros de la Paz is an international organization which has programs in 50 countries. Since 2002 it has had a presence in Argentina, where it works for the social inclusion of the most vulnerable sectors of society, introducing projects of comprehensive attention directed at the recovery of their rights.