In Colombia, more than 132,000 children, who are living in institutions, live without affection, without the support of a family and are destined a downward spiral of poverty, lacking opportunities or access to a better life.
The Casa de la Madre y el Niño works to change the lives of these children by offering affection, trying to reunite them with their relatives where possible or looking for new families for them to grow up in. A key factor of change and development is providing education so that they can change their destiny.
Through the "Moving Boarders through Education" project, this association puts the emphasis on development education. It has been found that children who suffer the trauma of violence or neglect in their childhood have more difficulty in keeping up with the academic pace and generally show some educational delay compared to other children of their age. This program aims to reinforce their studies through personalized tutorials, providing support to do their homework and guidance on work and learning study techniques.
We support this project by providing school materials for 210 children and offering them the opportunity to receive English classes. Most of the new families that adopt these children come from the United States, so learning English from an early age can help them integrate into their new family and environment more easily, eliminating language barriers.
Through this project, children will be able to access an education that manages to move borders, that offers opportunities, that changes lives.