Corporacion Juntos Construyendo Futuro

The mission of Juntos Construyendo Futuro (Building Future Together) is to promote the communities social development, through the design, management, implementation and evaluation of social programs and projects, especially with children and young people. With these actions, the organization promotes: Leaders with a strong feeling of equity and respect for the others; Communities engaged with their own development, and Contributions to the peace building.
Aug 14, 2014

Thanks to your generosity, 25 children had the time of their lives!

The winning team holding up their trophy!
The winning team holding up their trophy!

In one of our most sucessful activities for rural children this year! 25 boys and girls in the rural town of San Andrés de Sotavento, in mountain side region of Cordoba, had the opportunity to demonstrate their physical, motor and intellectual habilities with a variety of challenging games and activities they had never experience in their lives! 

With your help the “Juntos Construyendo Futuro” team planned and created a wonderful adventure trail full of games and dynamics for the kids to enjoy and discover. They were also responsible for guiding the little adventurers though the course and leading them to the final goal, a leasson on team work and values.

The activity was held in the forest near the town, and allowed the participating boys and girls to interact with the environment, learn about safety when walking in the forest and enjoy a beautiful sunny day, while having fun meeting and sharing with other kids from their little town. 

Your generosity and the work of our volunteers made possible to give this amazing experience to children who often don’t get the chance to have fun, and participate in active interactive activities like these, as they generally come from low income families that  does not usually allow them to have time for recreation.

The final goal after each of the physical and mental challenges in the adventure trial, the kids had to piece together the clues they found allong the way, in order to complete a great educational message related to the values they learned during the day. The activity was aimed at promoting teamwork and critical thinking in problem-solve.

The children and teens actively participated and showed great enthusiasm, finally a team of five was crowened winners and champions of the little tournament and receive a little price, we couldn't find happier little hearts anywhre that day. The winning team was so happy the whole town came out to celebrate their victory!

Thanks to your generosity, our organization had the opportunity to carry out activities that can support children in their development and above all they hapiness and healthy growth!

Teams putting a puzzle together as a challenge!
Teams putting a puzzle together as a challenge!
Teams wait exitely for the next challenge!
Teams wait exitely for the next challenge!
Stilts can be very tricky, team work is key!
Stilts can be very tricky, team work is key!
Contestants waiting for the activity to set up
Contestants waiting for the activity to set up
Jul 21, 2014

Commemoration of World Day Against Child Labor

In Medellin, kids were starstruck by Pinoccio!
In Medellin, kids were starstruck by Pinoccio!

Our organizations has been creating child labor eradication efforts for almost 10 years, we have programs around 19 municipalities in Colombia were we create academic and extracurricular activities for children to make healthy and productive use of their free time attending activities that range from capoeira, soccer to painting and break dancing. We also have the mission to educate their families and the community about the importance of eradicating child labor.

This past 12th of June, we commemoratedWorld Day Against Child Labor. This is a key day for our organizations because it represents the opportunity to approach communities and create awareness about the importance of education and keeping children and youth away from child labor. Our organization strives every day to give children the opportunity to have a life of learning, healthy development and happiness and informing the community about this problem is a fundamental step in eradicating the attitudes that foment the hiring of children.

With your generosity and the help of our allies, this month we worked hard to create awareness about the places and events where children are employed. We enlisted the help of local governments and civil society to create compromises to stop the abuses.

One of our biggest celebration and triumphs over child labor, happened in Monteria, a small town located on the Pacific coast of Colombia, where children and adolescents are usually forced to work during the local livestock fair- the biggest economic and commercial event of the region-.

However, this years and thanks to your generous help, children were instead celebrated in a grand “Children’s parade” where the dance group from the child labor eradication extracurricular program, Proniño- formed by children from three allied schools-, performed a traditional dance, showing off their moves to the beat of typical Colombian music, wearing big and colorful dresses!

It was a wonderful experience, the children enlivened the evening with their dances and energy in the streets of Monteria and left a meaningful message to their communities, about the importance of eradicating child labor, and making sure that everyone remembered their smiley faces and how it was important to protect their opportunities and dreams.

In 19 municipalities across Colombia from the coastal region to the mountain, School kits supplies, marches, mime shows, soccer games, and even dance competitions were held to create awareness in families, business oweners and the community at large.

Thanks to your donations, Juntos Construyendo Futuro was able to plan and  take to fruition activities across Colombia, where children had fun, learned about their rights, showed of their talents and the importance of protecting their dreams! We can’t wait to have more activities like these soon! For us the most important thing is to see how smile doing what they love and you can be part of this incredible project sharing and donating! 

People were surprised by the kid
People were surprised by the kid's dance moves.
Smiley, happy kids with their new school kits!
Smiley, happy kids with their new school kits!
Such beautiful traditional dresses!
Such beautiful traditional dresses!

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Jun 25, 2014

10 Cribs and counting!

One crib is already in!
One crib is already in!

We have really exciting news to share! With your help we already have nine cribs under construction and one is already being used by the Pivijay babies! With your support and the help of local donors, we raised enough funds to buy ten cribs for the Pivijay Children's home!

Now at least ten of these beautiful babies, who have difficult family lives and need so much love and attention, will have the chance to have a great start, sleep in confortable and healthy wood cribs instead of the rusty, unsafe, metal ones they had before, and the best part, each of them will have their own space! 

But, we still have a lot to do, and we could use your help! We could only afford ten cribs with their beddings and matresses, and we need sixteen more, so that every baby boy and baby girl in the Children's home can have her own place to sleep safely! 

Contributing to the project will not only enable the healthy growth of these 25 babies, during the most important part of their development, but will also mean that the home will have a new, healthy and appropriate space to receive future babies as they come, a better opportunity for the towns next generations.

We are counting on your generous help to spread the word and give this babies the best chance at life!

only 16 cribs to go!
only 16 cribs to go!
Looks right at home! Help us bring the other 16!
Looks right at home! Help us bring the other 16!
The other cribs are unsafe help us change them!
The other cribs are unsafe help us change them!
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