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A new NGO partner in Spain

Based in Madrid, the Baila Foundation provides educational and life experiences to children in vulnerable circumstances

The Human Safety Net is welcoming a new partner in Spain, the Balia Foundation, expanding our global NGO community.

Founded in 2000 and based in Madrid, the Balia Foundation provides educational and life experiences to children in vulnerable circumstances, perfectly mirroring the aim of The Human Safety Net’s For Families programme. 

Balia's mission is to compensate for the educational, personal and social inequalities these young children face, so that they can develop their individual talents and skills and become fulfilled, integrated and happy people – and so break the cycle of poverty. The Balia socio-educational model aims to promote school success and reduce drop-out rates, develop digital skills, promote values education, while fostering emotional education and talent development.
Today, Balia supports more than 2,500 children every afternoon in disadvantaged neighbourhoods. It has its own centres, but also works in schools that request support. In addition, it runs programmes during school holidays so that children from families with limited resources can enjoy leisure activities, excursions, and have regular meals – and their parents can continue to work.

The Human Safety Net’s global community now includes 56 partners in 23 countries. It has so far touched the lives of more than 130,000 parents, children and refugees around the world.