HOGAR DE NIÑAS
Hogar de Niñas Madre Albertina is a home for social orphans in Granada, Nicaragua run by an order of nuns called the Madre Albertina. It has the capacity to house and care for 30 girls, ages 4-16 and provide day to day care for another 20. The orphans are from a variety of backgrounds including physical and sexual abuse, drugs, or simply abject poverty. The hogar is a safe haven providing 3 meals a day, schooling outside the hogar, transportation to and from school, and a permanent staff including two educators, a psychologist, a social worker and a cook. Their aim is to prepare the girls for the world outside when they leave.
How The Orphaned Starfish Foundation Helps
OSF provided a grant for the supplies and installation of a computer room in the hogar. The grant covers laptops and furnishings, snacks for the students before their lessons, English language learning software and a teacher’s salary. The computer room will provide marketable skills for the girls at Hogar de Niñas Madre Albertina that they can use when they leave and enter the real world.