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Altamar, life insurance for hundreds of children from La Trinidad and El Perchel

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Altamar, life insurance for hundreds of children from La Trinidad and El Perchel

Altamar is a center that a group of women started in 2005 and in which they have offered comprehensive support and education for more than a hundred children, in addition to assisting the needs of their families at risk of exclusion.

The director of the entity, Victoria Marín, is the axis of the project and one of the people who best understands the families who pass through the center located in the neighborhood of La Trinidad and El Perchel, an area of ​​Malaga in which “thousands of people fight every day to live, facing precariousness and multiple forms of violence imposed by social exclusion,” they explain from the entity. “We serve 170 users through different projects to promote the social insertion of children in families in vulnerable situations,” said Marín during the presentation of the XI Valores Award on March 14.

“We serve 170 users through different projects to promote the social insertion of children in families in vulnerable situations”

This is what they do every day at the San Pablo Nursery, in an eoffice of the Santa María de La Paz foundation, where Altamar carries out its social work. The kids come from Monday to Thursday to this enclave to receive support, food and a lot of love. Currently, they serve children, between five and 16 years old, who belong to some 79 families, and parents who seek to improve their situation. “Within the complexity and drama experienced by the people we serve in the programs, it is fortunate that every day we can find an example to imitate through the values ​​that our users teach us,” said Marín, who insisted on “the value of parents who want to break away from the situation of poverty and strive to provide better care for their children by changing family habits.

Victoria Marín highlights the value of parents who change their family habits to break their poverty situation

A day at Altamar begins with a snack, which is very important for some children who come to the center. Afterwards, they receive “personalized school support”, an aspect that Marín highlights. They offer learning adapted to the age of each child through a specific methodology and personalized educational materials. They provide individualized school support, education in values ​​and healthy habits, as well as ofamily orientation and coverage of basic needs. Finally, workshops are carried out with the support of other associations such as Spanish classes for immigrants, English courses, preparation for Compulsory Secondary Education (ESO) for adults or driver’s licenses for families at risk of social exclusion. Today, eight people teach Spanish and two mothers are finishing ESO thanks to them, which allows them to get out of the circle of vulnerability in which they live.

Many of the people they serve come from families marked by crime, school failure, affective and emotional problems, poverty or immigration. The Altamar project is, in many cases, the only way in which boys and girls – who in the future will be the leaders of their time – can escape exclusion and crime. Thanks to the entity and the hundreds of volunteers who are dedicated to the project, Malaga wakes up every day with more hope, opportunities and a promising future for all the boys and girls in the city.

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