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Casa de Paso - Arco Iris America

CASA DE PASO

TRANSFORMING SUFFERING INTO HAPPINESS

DRUGS PREVENTION, FAMILY REINTEGRATION, EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT

One of the problems that Bolivia faces is the high annual prevalence rates of licit and illicit drug use by the school-age population between 13 and 17 years of age: 35.4% consume alcohol; 12.5% tobacco; and the average consumption of marijuana, inhalants, base paste, cocaine, and other illicit drugs reaches 5.1%)

Source: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

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children and adolescents between 8 to 16 yrs. benefited

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professionals and volunteers

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years serving the most needy

The “Casa de Paso” project shelters homeless children and adolescents between 8 and 16 years old, exposed to risk, marginalization, social exclusion, and all the states of vulnerability accompanying homelessness.

The project develops its work in socio-family inclusion under the systemic intervention model where the family is considered a system with its own identity and an internal and external dynamic evolutionary development process.
In this model, the transcendence is from the individual to the systems, with the family having particular importance. It is the social group where the most significant relationships occur.

The problems of children and adolescents define by the typology and characteristics of each of them; for this reason, the approach assumed by the project is based on a personalized approach considering the problems of each one of the beneficiaries. It guides our work in the components of the intervention model under the following strategic guidelines:

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AIA is helping to ensure that children and adolescents have access to the resources they need to succeed.