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KAIRÓS MAJADAHONDA ASSOCIATION. Care and support for children and teenagers at risk of social exclusion, and their families


KAIRÓS MAJADAHONDA is an association that works with children and adolescents at risk of social exclusion and their families, in three different settings within the Community of Madrid (some reception and day-care centres in Pan Bendito and La Ventilla neighbourhoods, and “El Gallinero” Roma slum settlement in La Cañada Real). Here there is a large number of Roma population, and in recent years the proportion of the migrant population has also grown. The coexistence between the different populations often presents some challenges, with high rates of marginalization and crime. The general objectives of the project are: the (a) Integration of children and youth at-risk (educational, social, and labour integration); (b) Integral human promotion of children at risk of social exclusion and/or marginalization; c) To educate children in values and enhance healthy, respectful, and committed ways of life, promoting generosity, commitment, service, and sensitivity to others’ suffering. d) Attend children at-risk, adolescents, their families in their educational and inclusive process, offering them support and presenting them life alternatives. The first time this project was delivered was in 1993 and is still ongoing. The project is founded by “La Caixa” Foundation and Bankia social projects, plus private donations.

  • Good Practices
  • Country of origin / implementation:
  • Spain
  • Language:
  • Spanish
  • Compliance with the Dashboard Outcomes:
    • Access to compulsory education
    • Access to health care
    • Children complete compulsory education
    • Children maintain their cultural identity while adopting new cultural values and intercultural competences
    • Children remain in (formal) education beyond compulsory levels / Access to (formal) non-compulsory education
    • Children's academic skills
    • Children's competence in host language
    • Children's legal status
    • Children's life satisfaction / happiness
    • Children's sense of belonging
    • Friends and peers (bridges)
    • Friends and peers (support)
    • Institutions
    • Teachers

    Evaluation ex post
    There is no accessible information on the times this program has been implemented and, therefore, no public information on the potential ex-post evaluations (although they conduct internal evaluations of every activity).

    Projects’ deliverables
    Information not available

    This project is designed to be applied in a very specific context in a few neighbourhoods in Madrid (Spain). It does not seek to be replicated. Nevertheless, the project is comprehensive enough to be applied in any other neighbourhood with similar characteristics (i.e. low economic resources, migrant population, school failure...).

    Motivation for the submission
    KAIRÓS MAJADAHONDA ASSOCIATION addresses all possible areas and levels of intervention that are relevant in order to promote child migrant integration (i.e. working with the children adapted to the different ages and educational levels, working with the whole family; educational, social and legal orientation; link between the school and local organization and the family).

  • Donations
  • Foundations
  • Type of action:
  • Extra-curricular activity
  • Leisure and free time, Supporting families, Home visits
  • Target:
  • Migrant children (first and/or second generation)
  • Migrant families, parents
  • Newly arrived migrant children
  • Professionals involved:
  • Educators
  • Legal experts
  • Principals
  • Psychologists
  • Teachers
  • Networking - Actors and institutions mobilized by the project:
  • Local authorities
  • NGOs, third sector organizations
  • Schools
  • Universities, research centres
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