On April 1, 2016, Asociación Civil GES took on the challenge of managing a living home, located in the neighborhood Mataderos. At that time, thirteen children between the ages of 2 and 10 coexisted and assumed together with GES the challenge to create a living space to develop as fully as their situations and stories allowed them to.
In this space we believe that the active interaction among the children and the educators is where they develop meaningful experiences that will leave indelible traces in the development of resilient personalities capable of coping with the challenges that life will present them throughout time.
In “Apapachar,” we intend to provide a space of socio-affective care and comprehensive protection to vulnerable children, promoting and guaranteeing full exercise of all their rights.
The promotion of healthy growth and active citizenship of children that encourage the development of their potential in a stimulating and contained area of autonomy, confidence, and self-esteem, indispensable components to generate the capacity to act with security in the face of challenges that life poses, are our guiding principals of work.
We promote the importance of putting children, their safety, development, use of dialogue, patience and play in their daily lives, and their departure in the center of all actions as an expression of the full exercise of rights of children.
The assessment of the pedagogy of everyday life is the structuring principal of the internal life of the home, this is to be able to provide, within a climate of affection and care, the tools (symbolic and real) that allow the full exercise of rights to children who live in the home.
Using the analogy of a “family atmosphere,” the home will be a favorable area of life where girls and boys are recovering the exercise and enjoyment of their rights, always in view their departure from the home, avoiding that the life of the household is constituted in a space which is detrimental to child development.
OBJECTIVES OF “APAPACHAR”