Hogar Bambi Venezuela continues to be at the forefront of the protection and comprehensive care of children at risk. Thanks to the kindness of various contributions, we were able to expand our enrollment to 120 children and adolescents (NNA). This broadens our commitments in the search for resources to maintain the care programs that our children deserve, with a rising inflation rate, the absence or difficult access to basic services (food, health, medicines, education), a political situation extremely complex and a human reality deprived that diminishes the quality of life of any citizen, increasing the precariousness in the most vulnerable homes and with it the increase of abandonment. Unfortunately, the amount of companies and people that contribute to the development of our programs have decreased considerably. Each and every one of the difficult situations that the country is going through, initiates new organizational challenges in order to continue making great efforts to achieve the necessary resources.
This year we have an enrollment in formal education of seventy children and the rest of children over two years, receive a pedagogical initiation according to their age. Also thanks to the educational strengthening programs, all of our children and adolescents are served by education professionals, providing accompaniment and reinforcement in the areas where they most require it.
The current situation in Venezuelan presents a multitude of challenges that negatively impact the quality of life of every family in the country. These challenges are particularly acute among vulnerable and disadvantaged families.
These adverse conditions have a direct effect on early childhood development as children are those most affected by food and medicine shortages currently gripping Venezuela.
As a result, requests for children to be placed under our care is growing at a rapid pace as families simply cannot meet the basic needs of their children. We have also seen an alarming increase in the number of abandoned babies and children as families are unable to overcome the challenges presented by the nationwide scarcity of basic goods.
As a result, Hogar Bambi Venezuela faces a very complex situation.
Part of our mission is to offer a provisional shelter program for children and adolescents that upholds their fundamental rights and restores their health and social, psychological, educational, and nutritional wellbeing. As an institution, we strive to find greater resources to expand our operational capacity and better meet the growing needs of those under our care.
As scarcity and inflation in Venezuela continue to worsen, the assistance we once received from individuals has declined markedly. This complex reality forces us to look for financial support outside our country. A great effort has been made to ensure that our little ones have everything they need. However, we must redouble our efforts to guarantee we can provide the highest level of attention our children deserve, focusing on the search for food, medicine and other basic goods.
Despite current uncertainty in Venezuela, there are still people who want to help. It is through this generosity that we have been able to acquire a fifth home to continue to protect children at risk. We must now focus on finding the resources to equip this new house to meet the needs of the children that will call it home.
The situation in Venezuela is highly complex and requires great cooperation and contributions from generous individuals. This assistance allows us to continue providing shelter to our children, who are unwitting victims of a society in crisis. We count on you.
The panorama that is observed of the situation of Venezuelan children at risk, raise awareness us over a huge problematic for whose confrontation all the efforts are few.
The current context leads us to seek more intensely the financial resources, food and goods needed. Efforts to obtain help from local sources has become very complicated, due the economic crisis in the country leading to the closure of many companies and the significantly reduction of Social Responsibility budgets.
Also the collaboration by individuals, has diminished notably due to the inflation and the shortage of staple goods.
This complex reality forces us to seek, with more effort, financial support outside our country.
A great job have been done, so that the little ones do not lack anything and we have succeeded; we want to continue offering them the attention that they require and deserve. (We count on you)