Save the Children
The doValue Group together with Save the Children
From 2016 to 2021, the doValue Group exclusively supported Save the Children’s Spazio Mamme project in the Torre Maura district of Rome. The Mothers’ Support Centre is part of the Association’s Punto Luce and aims to improve the living conditions of mothers and children who live in situations of social disadvantage or deprivation in the municipality of Rome. The support for Save the Children represents doValue’s constant commitment to fighting educational poverty and preventing child poverty. The creation of a support network and personalised pathways are fundamental activities in the process of social emancipation of families and parental empowerment.
The Mothers’ Support Centre is a place where children can grow up and have social experiences, while for many parents it is a centre where they can be welcomed and find psychological support, where they can exchange opinions and suggestions to reduce their daily worries. Provides also families with free counselling and job guidance. Thanks to the workshops offered by the Association, such as family budget management, sustainable consumption styles, the Italian language or work-oriented workshops, families (adults and minors) are actively involved and accompanied on a path of social inclusion and the consolidation and/or acquisition of specific skills needed to care for their children.
Due to the pandemic context in 2021, the Mothers’ Support Centre in Torre Maura had to reduce its physical activities and focus its intervention on material and emotional needs: goods for very young children were delivered to families experiencing hardships and online workshops were set up to support the socialisation of children and strengthen the parent-child relationship through games to be played together at home.
With the gradual return to everyday life, starting in the summer, the Mothers’ Support Centre resumed organising various outdoor activities to give parents and children a sense of freedom after months at home. In particular, a renovation of the outdoor area was planned in order to divide the children’s areas, organise a vegetable garden and create new toys through recycling. All the activities carried out were educational and aimed at raising awareness of environmental issues .
Thanks to the support of the doValue Group, in 2021 the Mother’s Support Centre of Torre Maura was able to accommodate 706 beneficiaries of which 399 adults (new 136) and 307 minors (new 105).
Since 2016 important results have been achieved and the funds collected also thanks to the important work that the Association go towards improving the living conditions of of mothers and children.
In 2016 the Mother’s Support Centre of Torre Maura was able to accommodate 849 beneficiaries, including 347 minors, data confirmed also in 2017.
Instead in 2018 managed to:
- accommodate 282 adults, mainly mothers
- accommodate 238 children, who participated in the various activities proposed
- help 17 families in looking for employment
In 2019 the Centre has accomodated 905 beneficiaries, including 409 minors and 496 adults while, in 2020, 508 beneficiaries, despite the pandemic emergency.
During the same year, the collaboration led to the following results:
- 119 new adults were received in the centre for the first time and 373 adults participated in the activities;
- 133 children were received for the first time and 207 children participated in the activities;
- 38 households covered;
- 66 disbursements of material support.
Save the Children supported families in distress during the Covid-19 health emergency and thanks also to the support of doValue, has carried out the following interventions:
- 194 households covered;
- 17 disbursements of material support;
- 45 food packages distributed in collaboration with other companies in the territory;
- 5 units taken over from other associations and supported via the provision of goods for children;
- 7 tablets distributed for distance learning;
- 28 legal consultancy sessions to 23 people;
- 32 psychosocial counselling sessions for 6 people at the “Germogli Desk”;
- 117 CAF counselling, social and health counselling sessions for 100 people.
Together we can still do much more.
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"Save the Children is the largest independent international aid organisation that works to physically improve the lives of children both in Italy and around the world.
The organisation operates in 122 countries providing healthcare, emergency response and educational programmes, as well as programmes aimed at protecting children against abuse and exploitation.
Since 2011 the organisation has been involved in creating Mothers' Refuges in some of the toughest neighbourhoods of big cities, with interventions aimed mainly at children from birth to 6 years of age so as to give top priority to the growing needs that emerge during the early years of life."