We help children and young people to break out of the cycle of poverty and hopelessness. Our community-oriented projects are tailored to the needs of children. Project teams speak with the population about their experiences with human rights violations and encourage people to stand up for their rights. In urban violence-plagued slums children receive protection, learn about their rights, and find out how to demand that these are respected. What's more, our projects give families information about concrete ways of preventing violence in their surroundings.
Working with children from Mapuche communities, we help them overcome past traumas. By collaborating with psychologists and social workers, we document the children's experiences. Moreover, we openly urge an end to the use of Chilean anti-terror laws against children and young people.
Minor-aged mothers receive counselling and we help care for their newborn babies. Strengthening the relationship with their children is crucial to avoid abuse and neglect in the next generation. Our advocacy work in schools raises young people's awareness of the issue of early pregnancy.
In addition, Kindernothilfe’s projects support immigrant children, children with special needs, and rehabilitation programmes for victims of commercial sexual exploitation.