Today’s Children. Tomorrow’s Hope.

Maestral International’s vision is a world where every child is able to reach his or her full potential.  Working with a wide range of partners, we join forces to promote the achievement of all children’s best interests.

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We Identify

Identifying national level opportunities to improve outcomes for vulnerable children and families by promoting and facilitating policy dialogue and change.

We Map

Mapping and assessing national, regional and local child protection systems, and identifying actions and programs required to improve child welfare and protection.

We Evaluate

Advancing understanding of what works through effective monitoring and evaluation, dissemination of lessons learned, and research and evidence-building.

We Facilitate

Facilitating networks of organizations, policymakers, public and private agencies, and regional and global organizations to join forces to support a common vision for change.

Recent News

March 11, 2015

What you should know before volunteering in a children’s home

Volunteers and supporters of children’s issues globally should remember that the future of the children you’ll work with is in the country where they are living. It is important that they learn how to function in society and that they have local people to rely on and trust in moments when they feel lonely and insecure. They need long term loving relationships with caregivers for their social and emotional development, which is not possible with people that stay with them for only a few weeks or months. Despite this, as a short term visitor you can still make a difference in the life of children. This leaflet explains how you can do this best.

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“A hundred children, a hundred individuals who are people—not people-to-be, not people of tomorrow, but people now, right now—today.”

—Janusz Korczak