New Steps Peru

Asociación Nuevos Pasos - Perú

New Steps Peru

In Peru and specifically in the north of the country, we work with children at risk since 2001; We attend weekly over six hundred children and adolescents and their families in our weekly programs. We have two prevention programs carried out during the year, one of prevention of sexual abuse of minors in state schools and by which more than 2,500 children are treated each year and one free children's medical campaigns with drug donations in which we serve more than 800 children.

CHILDREN'S HOME

In Peru and specifically in the north of the country, we work with children at risk since 2001; We attend weekly over six hundred children and adolescents and their families in our weekly programs. We have two prevention programs carried out during the year, one of prevention of sexual abuse of minors in state schools and by which more than 2,500 children are treated each year and one free children's medical campaigns with drug donations in which we serve more than 800 children.
The children's home New Steps, is a center open, with a clear vocation to family and social reintegration, with very marked objectives, so that children are aware of their strengths and all the opportunities they have at their disposal.
We serve children with different problems, abandoned children, victims of sexual abuse or parental neglect, orphanhood or in situations of extreme poverty.
We work to promote resilience with a good team, composed of counselors, psychologists, teachers and several donors that nourish us with their experience and good work. The home currently serves 30 children. We have a mentoring program resilient. In the tutorials we apply the instrumental enrichment program for improvement of cognitive functions developed by Reuven Feuerstein.

SOCIAL ACTION

This area of work is in fact one of our pillars, the social action we do in New Steps, intended as an instrument to show that love and unconditional acceptance to children and their families, remains the best recipe for solving problems.
It is through this area, which we daily hope, we build relationships, we are partakers of the problems of children and inducers of possible solutions, always understanding what our environment, availing ourselves of the social fabric around us, not creating dependencies and always, but always ready to provide the necessary assistance.
We offer children and their families health care in cases where the Integral Health Insurance (SIS) has no coverage and that, given current conditions, are many. Transacted their hospitalizations according to the need required or propitiate the removal of the child to Lima if necessary.
Also from the area of social action, we provide assistance in obtaining birth certificates and registration (birth records) extemporaneous, a problem that affects a large segment of the child population.
We also take care of the education of those children that their problems can not attend school and reescolarizamos teenagers who left school before finishing.

SOUP KITCHENS

The soup kitchens are one of the programs that we have to change the reality of children in extreme poverty. These are not only designed to deal with malnutrition and hunger; eaters are designed to provide children with a comprehensive solution. For this reason various activities, such as schools, parents, school support, health campaigns, donations of clothing, food, culture of peace, teaching values and virtues, games etc. are made We have also begun work to improve the cognitive functions of children with learning difficulties. The inclusion of children with special educational needs is also one of our priorities.
These programs are designed to promote resilience processes in these small, helping them to be upright people able to build worthy and achievable future. The first room was opened on November 25, 2002, in Peru have opened four kitchens of which three are entirely managed by New Steps giving a nutritious meal to more than 140 children in extreme poverty.

CHILDHOOD EDUCATION SCHOOL

He was born as a Wawa Wasi (children's home in Quechua). It is now a kindergarten that serves the entire population under six years of human settlement San Carlos in Laredo, an area of extreme poverty lacking basic services. With a building of 450 m2 it offers the population a school that prepares children from infancy to school success. This school shares space with one of the soup kitchens offering all children from kindergarten a daily nutritious meal.

LIFE WORKSHOPS

Life Workshops are fun activities we do in the most disadvantaged sectors of the city to children at high risk. They are playful and training programs that help children and adolescents develop resilient processes to build worthy and achievable future.

Working with his family through schools parents reinforce the work we do in each of the eight Life workshops currently operating in the city and we serve more than 350 children.

Life in each workshop is held regularly free children's medical campaigns, donations of clothing and other products as well as job training workshops for mothers of children in the program.

The work we do in the workshops of Life is possible thanks to the good work carried out by each and every one of our tutors and volunteers.

The course will last two months boarding and includes practices in Peru or Bolivia in programs working with children.

 

P.P.A.S. PROGRAM

Preventing child sexual abuse is a need for the Association considers as a priority. The P.P.A.S. Program is offered to schools in the area with the aim of helping children, families and schools to combat sexual abuse, one of the worst and most hidden childhood living flogging.

The incidence of sexual abuse is very high in our environment. The program offered by New Steps presents the problem of sexual abuse of children and adolescents in a playful way and adapted to reality and age of children.

Prevention of sexual abuse in a four-hour child-friendly and adolescents with a workshop with parents and teachers as well as monitoring required in the cases detected are the basic content of this program that aims priority to contribute to the reduction of this social scourge.

Through this program we work on prevention and detection of abuse.

This program is supported financially by CyM (Commitment and Mission), a Spanish Christian association.