FIADASEC strives to raise the social and economic level of people from run-down communities and under risk of social exclusion, by carrying out specialized programs of social assistance and development in these communities. Some of these programs are:
Prevention and Assistance Program for diseases such as Diabetes, Hydrocephaly and Chagas Disease. One of the features of our social activity is the building of Centers for Social Development and Assistance (CEDAS) in the neighborhoods where we carry out our actions. The CEDAS play the role of an important tool to fight against poverty and to attain the sustainable development of the target communities.
They comprise a set of facilities and resources designed to contribute to the economic and social development of the communities where they are established, with a model integrating both social assistance and development platforms, combined in such a way that they enable the people to increase their life standards and escape child undernourishment, lack of medical services, illiteracy, etc., i.e. economic and social shortages.
The development actions of the CEDAS are also aimed at teaching to read and write, counseling and providing an occupation to the parents of the children attending the children canteen, as well as to other adults in the target community, by means of courses and workshops in the industrial schools. These programs include seamstress, beauty and computing schools, and training on other professional activities, as well as the start up of the community awareness program.
These social actions will enable the people to escape the conditions of extreme poverty and become integrated in society in a positive and productive way. The objectives of the CEDAS are mainly aimed at:
– Undernourished children
– Sick women and children
– Women without general or professional training
– Illiterate men and women
– Men and women without professional training
The CEDAS comprise several programs targeted at key areas or sectors of development, such as infant nutrition, health, education (including reading and writing and information technologies), professional training (including tailor, seamstress, shoemaker, home assistant…) and community awareness, among others.