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Beauty with a Purpose

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MARÍA AYUDA
“A child who overcomes abuse, recovers his childhood”

Beauty with a Purpose is something which Chile works very hard to achieve, with their national organisation working as a whole towards a single goal. This single goal is Maria Ayuda.

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María Ayuda is a charitable corporation founded in 1983 by Father Hernán Alessandri Morandé. Their mission is to repair and prevent child abuse by welcoming and assisting children and adolescents, who are victims of neglect, sexual abuse and physical and psychological violence.

The purpose is to restore their dignity, to give them a family experience and help them to develop healthy relationships with themselves and others.

Through these experiences children would be able to grow as free, worthy and happy persons, with opportunities to address life.

The foundation provides support and containment to children and adolescents throughout Chile, through various social programs: homes, shelters, care centers and education. It also has a team of psychologists, social workers and educators, responsible for addressing the needs of these children and youth. Since the 2000’s, the institution expanded its work to Peru, Burundi and Spain.

Currently, María Ayuda has 21 different centers in 13 cities of Chile. In the residential centers, children can live after leaving their homes, where they were exposed to vulnerable situations. Meanwhile, in the specialized centers, psycho-social interventions are made to families with abusive situations.

The program for young pregnant women gives support to girls and young women during pregnancy and helps them to face motherhood after the baby is born. Finally, the oncological home is a program that provides support for their cancer treatments to children and young people in poverty. All these programs serve 600 children and adolescents and their families, who make up a total of 1.800 direct beneficiaries.

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Special Features

Each week, BWP will present a new in-depth report on one of the many charity projects worldwide that has benefitted from the work of Julia Morley and the support of Beauty with a Purpose. Keep watching this space for more details on these special features.
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