About Casita de Belén
Currently, Casita de Belén is a non-profit Institution for the Protection of Boys and Girls, linked to the ICBF (Colombian Institute of Family Welfare), which as the governing body of the National Family Welfare System, grants it Legal Status and the License to Operation, advising on the provision of services.
Some boys and girls who receive care today are in the process of academic training, in a situation of total or partial abandonment and/or at psychosocial risk within their socio-family and community environments. They are provided with three types of care. , depending on the age and its characteristics like this:
Boarding school: 88 boys and girls, in total or partial abandonment, or in physical or psychosocial danger, aged between 0 and 8 years, referred by the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare.
Day care: 100 boys and girls, partially abandoned or in physical or moral danger, between the ages of 6 and 11, live with their parents, attend school in the morning and afternoon, are In the institution. They are sent by the ICBF, the School or the Community.
Teaching Center: 220 boys and girls from the surrounding community, aged between 3 and 12 years, who attend from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, pre-kindergarten and transition children, and primary school children from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. 3:30 pm.
Go from being the model Child Protection Institution in Valle del Cauca to a Child Protection Institution with an educational model that responds to the characteristics and needs of the population served and recognized at the national level.
Commitment and social equity
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the States belonging to the United Nations in 2015, as “an opportunity for countries and their societies to embark on a new path to improve the lives of all, with the premise of Leave No One Behind.”
From this perspective, the (SDGs) “promote children’s rights and represent an opportunity to protect all boys and girls under the slogan of leaving no one behind. Guaranteeing the well-being of children is an essential condition to fulfill the 2030 Agenda. And making the SDGs a reality is a commitment to a social and political model that puts children, especially the most vulnerable, at the center.”
Casita de Belén is committed to meeting the needs of children and their families, guaranteeing the excellence of our protection and education services through a competent and committed human team, which works for the continuous improvement of our processes.
– Meet the needs of the boys, girls and their families who are linked to our institution.
– Achieve excellence in our services.
– Strengthen the skills of the human team within the institution.
– Develop continuous improvement actions in the institution.
Our service is comprehensive and goes beyond caring for children in their physical safety. We attach an example of the medical coverage offered in 2022.