The game is essential in the development of children. This project created as a didactic games room, today serves more than 500 children, in situation of abandonment, abuse or disability in Medellin-Colombia, children who do not have spaces to play. Including didactic material, games, free meals and psychosocial support in order to stimulate physical and mental development, preventing risks to those who are exposed in their environment, such as child labor, drugs and abuse.
In Colombia, more than 2 million children live in poverty or are abused every day, 35,000 children are sexually abused, 14,000 live in armed conflict and 2.5 million children work informally, these risk factors undermine self-esteem and empowerment , which makes it difficult to properly adapt to and recover from a situation. 500 poor children will benefit from this space through play and comprehensive care, developing intelligence, self-esteem and empowerment and increasing resilience.
Corporacion Superarse provides integral attention through play as a therapeutic instrument, along with free meals, pedagogical support, didactic materials and psychosocial services to children at risk in Colombia. In this project play has a crucial preventive role, because through play, children can symbolise feelings that would be hard to represent by language, providing an opportunity to work on the solution of conflicts in a safe and pleasurable mode (Erikson, 1963; Piaget 1951).
The project improves the physical and mental development, self-esteem, resilience and empowerment of more than 500 Colombian children who have the rights of the most vulnerable children of Medellin, which allows them to build healthy life projects for the future The game is the main instrument to transform the realities of children as an alternative approach for the development of social, cognitive and psychological skills.
This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).