CENTRO DE DESARROLLO INTEGRAL ALDEAS INFANTILES SOS – MAESTRO CARES FOUNDATION | San Juan Sacatepuez, Guatemala
WHERE: San Juan Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
GRAND OPENING: April 2018
Maestro Cares Foundation partnered with Aldeas Infantiles SOS for the construction of a community center serving children and families of San Juan Sacatepéquez, Guatemala. The community center serves 50 kids (0-12 years of age) and
40 families. Services include nutritional and health support to children under 7, including vaccinations. Grade school children have access to a technology center and educational support. Parents are enrolled in programs geared towards violence prevention and self-esteem development.
It’s estimated that there are over 370,000 orphans in Guatemala. Many of these children come from families facing tremendous poverty; 70 percent of people in Guatemala live below the poverty level.
Aldeas Infantiles SOS Guatemala
Aldeas SOS in Guatemala began in 1976, when an earthquake almost completely destroyed the city of San Juan Sacatepequez, about 30 kilometers from the capital, Guatemala City. The response of villages was immediate to building the first villages. Since then, Aldeas SOS Guatemala’s efforts have been aimed at the well-being of children and young people who need help. Their efforts are focused on different programs of family strengthening, homes through Aldeas SOS for children who cannot live with their families, youth and vocational training program.
Thanks to our Partners
Fundacion Tigo (Technology Center)