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

November 4, 2015

The Challenges Faced by Youth Aging Out of Care in Ethiopia

This article discusses the challenges faced by Ethiopian young adults who had aged out of institutional care facilities. These young adults reported facing many challenges upon leaving care, including difficulty finding employment, a lack of many basic life skills, difficulty finding a support network, and significant stigma in the community due to their background in care. The […]

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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