Despite the ratification of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1990, many children in Chile are still living in vulnerability, victims of violation of their human rights, affecting their mental, emotional and social integrity. Often the victims of violence at home, these children are left to fend for themselves. Fundación Ciudad del Nino has worked for 84 years to stop these abuses through more than a hundred programs they developed to protect children.
The program Air Liquide is supporting, Programa de Reparación en Maltrato - Abuse Repair Program -, works with nearly 150 children and teens aged 3 to 18. All are victims of physical or sexual abuse. They are brought to the organization’s center in the Independencia neighborhood of Santiago where they receive psychological and legal help from five social workers, five psychologists and children’s rights specialists.
Fundación Ciudad del Niño renovated and redecorated the Independencia center to provide these young people with a space where they can heal and attend therapy in a comfortable place, a comfy environment designed for working with children and families.
Wishing to contribute to this program in Chile, the Air Liquide Foundation covered the costs of redecorating the waiting room, the therapy room for young children and teens and the multipurpose room.
In addition, Air Liquide Chile employees participated in the project by renovating the center during two days of corporate volunteering.