Our story

We are here for them

Since January 2007, the "Child’s Voice-Monastir" Association has had a living unit that permanently welcomes babies with no family support, aged from 0 to 18 months. Our little angels enjoy full support 24/7 in all areas. We ensure that their physical and psychosocial development is well balanced, until they are cared for by their biological mothers, their extended families (grandparents, aunts, etc) or are entrusted to foster care or adoptive families.

Our nursery has been working due to an annual grant from the Ministry of Social Affairs, but mainly through donations we collect from individuals. Since the creation of the Association, we have welcomed and taken in charge about 360 babies.

Integration of our babies from the January 11th 2007 to December 31th, 2017

SOS
Adoption
Father resumption
Guardianship
Repossession from mother or father

Brief historical overview

2004

On June 9th, 2006, they obtained, from the competent authorities, the agreement to create a genuine Center of Life in the city of Monastir.

November 11th, 2006

Until 2007, babies born out of wedlock were accommodated in a small room attached to the maternity ward at the hospital of Monastir. They could, unfortunately, remain several months, waiting to be taken back by their biological mothers or sent to the INPE (National Institute of Child Protection) of Tunis.

January 11th, 2007

In October 2010, the Ministry of Social Affairs put at our disposal a plot of 2000 m², located in Monastir, to build a complex "Mother-Child", containing a nursery and a reception center for mothers in difficulties, accompanied with their children. The construction of this complex was completed in 2015 and the babies were able to move into their living unit.

Towards the year 2004, a group of volunteers, essentially two ladies with charitable souls, have been actively mobilized to improve the living conditions of these 'little angels' while seeking to offer them a "real and warm home", where they can find care, tenderness and well-being.

June 9th, 2006

On November 11th, 2006, the social partners of the center had organized an official meeting to define the steps and the process to open this unit, with a capacity of 12 beds.

2007

Thanks to a generous family, who had made available a beautiful villa located at CitéErriadh, the project was born. In the Child's Day, the January 11th, 2007, "Voice of the Child-Monastir" welcomed his first babies with joy and emotions!

October, 2010
2004

Towards the year 2004, a group of volunteers, essentially two ladies with charitable souls, have been actively mobilized to improve the living conditions of these 'little angels' while seeking to offer them a "real and warm home", where they can find care, tenderness and well-being.

June 9th, 2006

On June 9th, 2006, they obtained, from the competent authorities, the agreement to create a genuine Center of Life in the city of Monastir.

November 11th, 2006

On November 11th, 2006, the social partners of the center had organized an official meeting to define the steps and the process to open this unit, with a capacity of 12 beds.

2007

Until 2007, babies born out of wedlock were accommodated in a small room attached to the maternity ward at the hospital of Monastir. They could, unfortunately, remain several months, waiting to be taken back by their biological mothers or sent to the INPE (National Institute of Child Protection) of Tunis.

January 11th, 2007

Thanks to a generous family, who had made available a beautiful villa located at CitéErriadh, the project was born. In the Child's Day, the January 11th, 2007, "Voice of the Child-Monastir" welcomed his first babies with joy and emotions!

October, 2010

In October 2010, the Ministry of Social Affairs put at our disposal a plot of 2000 m², located in Monastir, to build a complex "Mother-Child", containing a nursery and a reception center for mothers in difficulties, accompanied with their children. The construction of this complex was completed in 2015 and the babies were able to move into their living unit.

Future plans

Extension of the capacity of the Unit of Life

Our capacity of 12 babies is, however, insufficient, since 6 to 12 newborns, on average, are on stand-by in a room at the maternity ward, waiting for vacant places in the Unit of Life. That's why we plan to open a new room with a capacity of 6 babies. Even though the task is daunting because of the increasing wage burden of the new nursery assistants we need to recruit for this extension, this project remains very important to us and we really hope to accomplish it!

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