New opportunities for teenage mothers in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

240 children and their mothers receive care through the Centro Integral de Desarrollo Infantil

New opportunities for teenage mothers in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia New opportunities for teenage mothers in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

The Juan Felipe Gómez Escobar Foundation (JUANFE), is working on a project to improve the physical and psychological health of vulnerable children of up to two years and their teenage mothers, in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

Fundación MAPFRE has supported this project since 2015 by subsidizing the aid to infants and teenage mothers at the Centro Integral de Desarrollo Infantil (CIDI), reaching out to 240 beneficiaries.

The center aims to improve the social, emotional and cognitive development of the vulnerable girls and boys who range in age from birth to 24 months old, and offers them a variety of activities and resources.

CIDI provides health care (vaccinations, medical and growth check-ups) training (workshops on breastfeeding and diet, workshops on infant stimulation, and sessions on child rearing) and overall development (including motor stimulation and therapies for independent progress.)

The Juan Felipe Gómez Escobar Foundation is a non-profit organization which, since 2001, has been working to improve the living conditions of children and adolescents in situations of poverty in the city of Cartagena de Indias.