Arca de Noé Fundación Social y Formativa

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Drugs
Address: CRA 21 N 21-68 Barrio La Panadeia
San juan de Pasto
Country: Colombia
Region: Latin America
UN Languages:
Other languages:
  • Education
  • Prevention
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training
  • Victim Protection
Short description:
The aim of Arca de Noé was to promote an integrated approach to help street children, giving them not just the right to live but the same possibilities of normal teenagers.
Arca de Noé has been implementing the project in three phases:

1. The tip of the iceberg: they give attention to the street children (muchachos de la calle) and provide them with a warm meal and first necessities as clothes and medical care. The intention is to reproduce the family context and assign to everyone rules and tasks.
2. The big family: they take care of the children with problematic families in a residential structure where Arca de Noé staff would follow each phase of scholar or labor activities of the residents, till their complete reinsertion in the family or society.
3. Towards a new citizenship: this is the last phase where protected laboratories will be created to host children coming from phase 2 the big family. In the laboratories children will have the opportunity to learn a job and receive professional trainings to self-sustain in life. Furthermore they will offer the kids also basic education to overcome illiteracy.
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