WHAT WE DO
We work to help our students develop academic skills of excellence and a social leadership mentality, necessary for them to build better opportunities in the future.
NUTRITION AND HEALTH
The Dining Room is a space of conviviality that is fundamental for the growth and healthy development of our children.
From Monday to Friday, beneficiaries have breakfast, lunch and two snacks.
The Dining Room is run in partnership with the Comedor Santa María, who supervise us and share their training so that we can replicate their good practices.
In the Health division, we provide first aid, preventive health services and quarterly weight and height measurements to ensure child development in accordance with their age.
This complements the Nutrition program by providing feedback from measurement results.
Furthermore, all parents receive nutrition classes to foster good eating habits at home.
of our beneficiaries’ daily food consumption is eaten at the institution (4 out of 5 meals).
We provide about
full meals and
morning and afternoon snacks per month
Four weight and height measurements are taken every school year
Parents in Action (Padres en Acción)
Mandatory workshop for the beneficiaries’ parents, carried out in monthly sessions where mothers and fathers acquire communication, parenting and conversational skills through dialogues with the mediators and other parents in attendance. We work so that they can see, feel, and accompany each other on a path of exploration and development of their human skills.
Education in Faith (Educación en la Fe)
The religious component is fundamental in the formation of our students. Since 2001, the Sisters of the Italian Congregation of the Sacred Heart and the Incarnate Word have been part of the community of A Favor del Niño. They lead sessions of Education in Faith as a complement to the social-emotional formation and as a reinforcement of our children and adolescents’ values.
Social-Emotional Development Sessions (Sesiones de Desarrollo Socioemocional)
The social-emotional dimension of our students is a priority for A Favor del Niño. For this reason, the Human Development Coordination provides social-emotional skills training sessions in the classrooms, for Preschool, Elementary School and Liderazgo Joven beneficiaries. In case a student needs special attention, his/her parents are informed, and he/she is referred to a partner institution dedicated to the care of emotional health. A Favor del Niño provides continuous follow-up for each student.
We are proud to be an educational initiative that brings together the best practices of the social sector to transform the lives of vulnerable children and adolescents.