Ensuring the correct development of vulnerable children in Guayaquil

Comprehensive care for 21 girls

Ensuring the correct development of vulnerable children in Guayaquil Ensuring the correct development of vulnerable children in Guayaquil

The Fundación Sor Dominga Bocca carries out the “Working for a future” project with the support of Fundación MAPFRE, through which it cares for 21 girls who have suffered mistreatment, psychological, physical and sexual abuse in the city of Guayaquil, in Ecuador.

Thanks to this program the young people receive housing, health care, a balanced diet, academic education and school supplies with the aim of ensuring their correct development.

The aim of this program is to reintegrate the children into society through individual and group therapies, workshops and talks, and training for the girls’ families.

The project creates spaces which help channel communication and to manage the pyscho-affective feelings generated by abuse and mistreatment. By working on their self-esteem, these girls can become psychologically and emotionally healthy people.

The Fundación Sor Dominga Bocca is a non-profit organization which began its work on July 1, 1997, in the city of Guayaquil, with young and adolescent girls who had been rescued from severely problematic homes. The girls are offered a suitable environment to take care of their needs for protection and to facilitate their comprehensive development in order to improve, strengthen and restore family ties, while the situation which motivated their institutional foster care is resolved.