Nuestra Sagrada Familia Child Care Center is a private, non-profit organization that works to support low-income parents in the CARE, FEEDING AND EDUCATION of
The Center provides a healthy and pleasant environment for children and teenagers, while their parents go to work, to develop their self-esteem, confidence, and maximum potential, so that they can develop to become good individuals, avoiding their exposure to risky situations.
We work to be an agent of change in Zone 5 of Guatemala City, benefiting a community of more than 350 people.
We are a private, non-profit organization that works with quality and efficiency to support low-income parents in Guatemala City, for the care, feeding and education of their children, seeking to maintain family unity.
To be a sustainable social entity, nationally recognized for its programs and models of appropriate care for children belonging to low-income families in Guatemala City, through the implementation of innovative programs with high-quality standards.
Effort and Work
CHILD CARE CENTER
NUESTRA SAGRADA FAMILIA
The Center was born from the interest of a group of people to work on behalf of Guatemalan children, who began their work by organizing various fund-raising activities. This is how the Javier Alejos Foundation was born.
A property, located in zone 5, Guatemala City, was acquired, remodelled, and adapted to become a CHILD CARE CENTER, which was named NUESTRA SAGRADA FAMILIA. In alliance with the AMBI Association (Love and Wellbeing), the doors of the Center are opened to receive low-income children from the area, providing them with care, stimulation and feeding during the day, while their parents go to work.
The members of Fundación Cometa join the project, supporting the administration and maintenance of the Center. At the beginning of the same year, 32 children were received, and by the end of the year,
59 minors were being cared for.
AMBI decides to withdraw from the alliance.
More than 90 children are cared for and the Scholarship Program in private schools is formally initiated.
More than 100 children are cared for, and 45 school scholarships are awarded.
From 2012 to 2019, eight successful versions of the “Educa y Cambia mi Futuro” race are held to raise funds for the scholarship program.
The year begins with a group of 118 children and teenagers. As a result of the pandemic, the doors of the Center are closed and the work is reoriented, centralizing efforts through the monthly delivery of food to the 75 families involved, and virtual support and accompaniment for 54 children with scholarships in private schools, and 12 children who receive preschool care, developing work guides at home, thanks to a pilot program initiated then.
A feeding program for 23 children between the ages of 0 and 4 is created, providing nutritional support, food supplies and pediatric monitoring.
The year begins with 99 children and teenagers enrolled, 49 who receive scholarships in private schools and 12 preschool care. In total, 61 children have virtual educational support, motivating them day by day in their learning process.
The importance of health care is reinforced through the implementation of healthy eating habits, especially for the parents of the children
enrolled in the feeding program.
The Center begins working with the 90 children enrolled. 51 children and teenagers enjoy a full school scholarship in private schools (35 in elementary and middle and 16 in highschool). 12 children receive preschool support, and 25 are beneficiaries of the food program for children
under 4 years of age.
The Center is preparing for a responsible reopening, with the desire to receive the children in the Center as soon as possible and reactivate the services provided in terms of care, food, and school support. In the meantime, we continue to
provide online support.