Helping street children to plan their future


Various neighborhoods in the metropolis Mexico City

Partner organization: The foundation Pro Niños de la Calle aims at helping children and youths living on the city streets and to accompany them on their path into a "new" life.

Project description: The organization runs a day center for street children in Mexico City. Whenever a young person voluntarily decides to reject “a life on the street” he will be offered coaching to help with the transition to a more meaningful life. Solutions are sought individually to support this process: moving into a hostel, re-integration into a school, vocational training, a return into the family, preparation for a self-reliant life, etc. On average up to 20 youths per day visit the center, although the numbers fluctuate.  

Contribution apia: apia contributed to running the center until 2013.