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Casa Alianza: Charity Evening
Project at a glance
Dates and Place30 October 2008, Geneva, Switzerland
Centre d'Art Contemporain
This year the event will be held in the Center of Contemporary Art in Geneva in the Plainpalais district on Thursday, 30 October 2008. The hall can accommodate 400 guests and space will be provided to accommodate different buffets, tables, a stage for the live music and bars.
The evening will begin at 7:30 PM and end around 2:00 AM.
Casa Alianza on the ground
Casa Alianza is a non-governmental organization dedicated to social reintegration and family and the rights of street children in Central America (Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua). Founded in Guatemala in 1981, Casa Alianza is linked to the organization based at Covenant House in New York.
Casa Alianza is now recognized as a major player in Central America in the field of children's rights.
On the ground, Casa Alianza is nearly 30 years of experience and a rigorous methodology proved its value in the rehabilitation of street kids, in the heart of a program called "residential".
Relief and rehabilitation
Child care is organized according to a therapeutic approach in several stages. The first is to engage children in the street, then welcoming them in a welcome center, helping to stabilize and to socially reintegrate (school / vocational training). The rehabilitation process in Casa Alianza's centers is divided into several phases:
In addition, specialized programs respond to situations (cessation of drugs, legal support, the fight against commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking of children, prevention of HIV/AIDS and reproductive health program for teenage mothers etc.).
To provide this assistance, Casa Alianza can relay on highly qualified staff of professionals, such as educators, psychologists, doctors, social workers.
Prevention and defense
Casa Alianza's prevention and defense work is dealing with legal issues (violating children's human rights, informing about human rights violations, reporting crimes perpetrated against them, participating in international lobbying for the rights of children) and prevention programs (training of people and police involved, animation of community centers accommodating populations at risk, etc.).
Casa Alianza Switzerland
Casa Alianza Switzerland, based on 3 December 1997 in Geneva, supports the action in favor of street children lead by Casa Alianza in Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua.
In Switzerland, the mission is focused on four main objectives:
Volunteering OpportunitiesCasa Alianza recherche une trentaine de volontaires pour les fonctions suivantes:
Posted: 2008-10-08 Updated: 2008-11-02