The association Vida Nueva sees itself as a multi-cultural project, favoring cultural exchange between people of all kinds of origin. One of the important elements of this objective is devoloping the presence of foreign volunteers and involvong them in the preventative work with the children and families of the different neighborhoods. Values such as tolerance, intercultural learning, self-initiative and creativity are elemental for the realization of the different assignments.
Vida Nueva is conscious of the problem of loss of culture often seen in the local population during development projects. Vida Nueva tries to interfere as little as possible in the traditional local dynamics.
We think that a sustainable social program can only be realized in accordance with the existing culture and with active dialogue with the local population. The association received the Eduard-Ploier in Austria in 1999 for its innovative methods.