Women, The Family And Health
Brief History of the International Federation of Familial Support
[Historia de la Confederacion International Apoyo Familiar]
1985 - The first Children's House "Esperanza" (Hope) was started in La Plata.
1986 - Four Houses exist in La Plata, Florencio Varela, San Miguel and City Bell. The Provincial Federation is created to support these houses.
1991 - With the help of the Kellog Foundation, the work moves out of Buenos Aires and new centers are built nationwide. The number of centers grows from 14 to 42.
The Argentine Federation is formed. The aims are to select leaders to help establish Children's Houses and hold workshops to train the volunteers to run them.
1994 - Sasakawa Foundation supports the Argentine Federation to consolidate its work. There are now 101 centers, 50 more being formulated and 2,500 children and families receiving aid.
1995 - The first International Assembly of Familial Support takes place with 10 countries joining Argentina to create the International Confederation: Mexico, Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia, Paraguay, Brazil, Chile, Bolivia, Peru and Uruguay.
1996 - Second International Assembly
1997 - The Third International Assembly
1998 - Attendance at 36th session of UNESCO, Fourth International Assembly, received nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
1999 - Approval of accreditation as an NGO by UNESCO
Last Modified: June 05, 2010