Our first goal in our work with the children is to provide them with a home. This has proven to be a challenging task as Generacion has very little housing available in comparison to the thousands of children living on the streets. However, not only is the problem in our shortage of houses, but not all children are willing to give up their independent life on the streets. It may sound odd, but it can be a very difficult transition for a child who grew up on the streets to start living in a home. Their are drug addictions and many other obstacles that prevent children from giving up street life. Some take longer than others, but we continue to work patiently with as many as we can. When they come into the house, we give them a forward-looking perspective and work to improve their skills, conditions, and self image
We hold education very highly in the home, as it is the best way out of poverty. The children who live in the home are given the opportunity to go to school and later the university. By becoming educated they are then able to get sustainable jobs and have a better life.
Another focus we have is on the physical health of the children. Many suffer from tuberculosis, HIV, and they frequently get into accidents and fights on the streets. We have a few people working in health projects but there are so many problems in this field that there is much more we hope to be able to do as we are expanding.
Our final goal is to repair the relationship between street children and adults. As they are constantly being looked down upon and mistreated by adults, Generacion works hard to let the children know they are loved and valued. In giving them a better life, we want to give children back their rights and equal opportunity to change their lives for the better.