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To provide refuge and hope to orphaned, abandoned, abused and disadvantaged children by giving them a home, family, love, education and opportunities for advancement in all areas of their lives.Our vision
Through a loving, caring, family environment where we focus on education, the children in our care will have the opportunities to grow and reach their full potential.
Albergue Misión México is situated in Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, and is a registered non-profit organisation in Mexico. Children are referred to us by the Government Welfare Department and we provide a loving and stable home for them for as long as they need it. The refuge receives no ongoing financial support from the Mexican State or Federal Government.Who we care for
Misión México provides a loving, secure home for children of all ages who have been abused, neglected, orphaned or abandoned. We care for between 40 and 50 children on a permanent basis.
Almost all of the children have suffered extreme poverty and abuse. Some have experienced unspeakable violence.
Since it was established in 2001, Misión México has helped transform the lives of more than 250 children, giving them a much deserved second chance at life. All are regaining a sense of confidence and self respect having found Misión México.
The refuge resembles a family home rather than an institution, where the children feel loved and secure. The children attend school, something most of them had not experienced before. They also have access to tutors who help with their studies as many of the children find it hard to learn due to their abuse or never having been to school.
The children are also learning to swim and surf and are the only surfers in Tapachula! Surfing is a previously unknown activity in the area, yet it has become a uniquely transforming sporting activity for these children, helping them to overcome their traumatic pasts and develop self confidence and a belife in themselves to achieve whatever they want to be.
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