Over the years, the Temporary Home “Colibríes” has been a containment and support space for children who went through complex situations during their childhood. For this reason, our professional team provides physical and psychological protection.
After a challenging 2020, from Mensajeros de la Paz we carried out the “Back to school” campaign, in which we were able to equip our children of Colibríes with new school supplies of very good quality so they can start classes with all the energy!
We decided to ask Graciela, the Director of Colibríes, about the feelings that this campaign left her, and she expressed excited: “I know the effort involved in a campaign of this magnitude, but it is well worth doing.” Likewise, she told us about how crucial it is that the children can have the possibility of choosing: “For children growing up away from the socio-affective nucleus to take care of them, these actions are really transcendent in the institutional sphere. You do not know how much impact a gesture of love has in their lives. Thank you a lot!”
We want to deeply thank the entire Mensajeros de la Paz team and, of course, our donors for helping us to achieve the best possible return to school. Thank you very much!
The temporary home called Colibríes provides specialized care to boys and girls who lived complex situations of rights violation and must remain, momentarily, away from their family. The primary purpose of the household is to offer a contention space for the hosted population. We work to ensure the restoration of their rights, protecting their dignity.
August 16th is childhood´s day and this year caught us in the middle of a challenge: the pandemic. For this reason, from Mensajeros de la Paz we support more than 100 children that participate in our different projects, with different presents as toys and other games to encourage recreation through playing. These toys help them in their development and welfare because children are the ones who have suffered most the isolation.
Furthermore, on September 21st we celebrate spring day with volunteers and collaborators. We made a great celebration for both children and elderly adults. We are all doing our best to deal with the pandemic assisting children who need us in these crucial times.
We want to deeply thank all persons, collaborators, organizations and partner associations, to our network of godmothers and godfathers who, despite the distance, have accompanied and helped us to provide a game to each child and a celebration that generates a pleasant experience they will not forget.
We show you our work in the middle of the pandemic
By Lucas Pompilio | Volunteer
The temporary home for vulnerable children called Colibríes is one of the few institutions in the province of Buenos Aires that continued working with a technical level. The result was that 7 boys and girls were restituted to their families. Besides, our technical team set up a protocol adapted to virtual spaces, which was presented and had a great receptivity of state entities. This makes Colibríes the only establishment in the province carrying out a linkage with potential new adoptive families in pandemic times.
The safety measures were also strengthened to protect both residents and workers. We organized talks between the children and adults in charge of their care. Furthermore, a crisis committee was formed and a telephone line for communication was enabled. The purpose was to control the entry of adults that were not the personnel required for taking care of children, among other measures.
Throughout these months, we keep doing recreational and artistic activities virtually. To achieve this we built a space full of computers for children. This place guarantees access to education and socialization. Besides, there is a permanent support to referents and adoptive families in a virtual form. Finally, we remain celebrating birthdays, as well as other activities.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Argentina, Mensajeros de la Paz is working in a transversal and integral way based on its 4 programmatic topics. These are related to different regulations made by the authorities, in line with the OMS recommendations.
We want to deeply thank all the people that made and make us continue providing support to boys and girls in Colibríes home with their donation.
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