Conexion Colombia

Conexion Colombia is a nonprofit organization which efficiently and transparently channels resources from anywhere in the world to a portfolio of NGOs and pre screened projects with a high social impact, this in order to promote the link between Colombians and their country. We work together in the promotion of the social development of the country.
Nov 14, 2010

Edcucating 160 orphans in Bucaramanga-Colombia

Maria del Carmen Sijindioy was born on May 1, 1998 in Barrancabermeja, now she is 12 years old, her mother, an indigenous woman of Putumayo, left her land like many other Colombians fleeing the armed violence.

Maria's older brothers were given up for adoption and Maria came to an indigenous family, which, with love and solidarity, took over providing protection and care for the girl. Over the years, Maria's older brother, who lives in the United States, start searching for his sister and through a process that we have provided assistance with, now Maria can count on her brother’s support and has established strong ties with him.

Maria continues to participate in sports and recreational activities of the NGO Estructurar. Maria is in fourth grade; she is a joyful child, cooperative and happy to know that she is a lucky person because she has two families that love her and desire all the best for her.

At this time, Estructurar NGO continues to provide attention to 160 children who, because of the poverty of their families, have no access to education and quality care. The children receive formal education, attend recreational activities, are served in the school cafeteria, and enjoy leisurely spaces in which they can build self-esteem. The children that are attending the program permanently develop the basic skills through educational activities in school, improve their socio-affective state, receive food and participate in the extended school day program.

The Foundation has been working with the school for parents to strengthen ties between parents and children and help parents in dealing with their responsibilities towards their children.
The contributions we receive are essential to ensure continuity of care and strengthen the life-project of these children.

We thank you for your generosity. Your contributions are significant and we would like to invite others to engage and help this community and this project.

You would like to receive more information about this project? Visit http://www.fundacionestructurar.org/

 

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Nov 14, 2010

Attention to 12 children with chronic malnutrition

The project “Attention to 12 children with chronic malnutrition” of the Genesis Center has realized the following activities: stimulation, specialized diet, psychosocial attention, application of the neurodevelopment scale, life-skills and educational workshops with the mothers, educational home visits, control of the nutritional state and anemic status of the children.

At this moment, three different processes have been realized for the use of anthropometric measures of the twelve children to evaluate if the children have increased in weight and size. The evaluation of the last intervention shows an improvement in the nutritional levels and a decrease in anemic rates.  The large amelioration has happened because of a balanced diet that the children receive based on their nutritional needs. Other breakthroughs have been due to active participation of families in the dietary workshops.

General results shows that 70% of the children have improved their nutritional states and while the remaining 30% have remained the same. Moreover, recreational activities have been conducted with the children, which are part of the integral approach used for the development and well being of the children. Lastly, both girls and boys have been eating fruits and vegetables with affability.

For 2010, the Nutrir NGO is thinking about implementing new programs such as the integral personal attention program, which will benefit over 1000 children at a monthly cost of $120.000 per child. This price includes all the activities abovementioned.

We thanks the GLOBAL GIVING donors for the support they have given us this year since they have enabled us to take care of twelve girls and boys and that have managed to improve their well-being in their different developmental stages. 

We hope to continue counting on your support for the coming year, which will allow more children to benefit from an excellent nutrition.

We thank you very much on behalf of children in the Foundation and wish your families health and happiness in the New Year.

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Aug 19, 2010

Helping Children With Chronic Malnutrition

The vulnerable and risky conditions of some Colombian families were the catalyst for the creation of the program “Chronic Malnutrition” by Genesis Center and Nutrir Foundation. This program has as objective to ameliorate the nutritional condition of children between the ages of 0 to 5. During these months, more than 150 children suffering from malnutrition were assisted. The attention that they have been receiving is personalized and integral because it is an answer to their biological, psychological, social, nutritional and educational necessities. The program has bound the family to this important process since the family unit is the fundamental tool for the evolution and improvement of the quality of life of these children.

Thanks to the support the program has received through Global Giving, during the last couple of months the children have been administered a special diet that covers 100% of the nutritional requirements. The nutritional and psychological change the children have gone through has been reflected on their behavior, on the betterment of their dietary habits, the amelioration of their physical appearance and has facilitated the children’s social relations with their surroundings.

Some of the mothers of the children covered by the program have manifested their happiness and support. Many have commented: “my children are eating better,” “they feel happier,” “the kids enjoy the stimulation exercises that they take part in.”

We thank from the bottom of our hearts each donor that has supported or is supporting this important project for the growth and development of the children and the promotion of healthy lifestyles within their families.

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