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.
Nov 12, 2014

Building unforgettable memories about heritage while learning!

Even teachers dressed up!
Even teachers dressed up!

Thanks to your generous donations we have been developing artistic and recreational activities for vulnerable rural children across the Colombian Atlantic region.This month, the children in two of our programs commemorated and celebrated Columbus Day with fun activities, along with their teachers and families, helping them create bonds and learn about the healthy development. 

In our program in Plato in the Magdalena region, children and youth put on  plays based on fairy tales, where they learned about history and the importance of being proud of ther community and ethnicity. This activities where carefully designed to highlight the importance of diversity in our country and amongst the children as well as the importnace of the healthy use of their free time.

Meanwhile in Pivijay in the north of the Magdalena region, we held the “Different but equal" activity was, where both parents and children had the opportunity to learn about the importance of the different ethnic groups in Colombia, instilling values of respect and diversity. The activities were aimed also to bring a message of non-discrimination especially in older children and teens.

Thanks to your generous donations, our organization has the possibility to provide opportunities for children and teenagers to educate themselves, become aware of the great ethnic diversity of our county and importance of heritage.

Education is an important pillar for the proper development of the personality in children, and so is creating healthy awareness of diversity adn heritage. For us; it is a great joy to perform activities of this nature, that make children want to learn playing and help them become better citizens.

Moreover, these spaces become a chance for families to bond, where they can have fun and share unforgettable moments, that will be kept in the hearts of children and parents forever.

 

Thank you for helping us build these memories with the kids and their families.

We’re sure they’ll keep them in their hearts forever.

They were having so much fun!
They were having so much fun!
What a beautiful fairy!
What a beautiful fairy!
Such good dancers!
Such good dancers!
Smiley faces everywhere :-)
Smiley faces everywhere :-)
Oct 21, 2014

Diana: Kicking and dreaming!

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We're so proud!

Our organization is committed to eradicate child labor by creating healthy alternatives for children and youth to spend their time after school and educate their families about the important of education and the dangers of children working.

Your generous donations allow us to offer children and teens a variety of sports, academic and artistic activities, that enables them to develop their talents and achieve their full potential. The 19 different programs we offer with your help, allow children and teens to build their self-esteem, confidence and goals for the future, keeping them away from working in often dangerous conditions, but more importantly it shows their families the importance of education and a healthy use of free time.

The children and youth that participate in these programs are little heroes that have often survived terrible conditions and have difficult conditions at home. So it warms our hearts to tell stories like Diana’s.

Diana is a teenager is part of our sports program in Bogota; she is an avid taekwondo students and thanks to her commitment and hard work, she earned a spot to compete in a worldwide Taekwondo event called, "Open of the Americas" and later became the all-around “under 55 kilos” champion! Diana beat over 20 contenders from Latin American countries and the United States.

Diana is very proud of herself and expresses that she would not had made it without the support of her family, team and trainer, Gustavo. In her own words “Having the opportunity to study Taekwondo change my life and the way I look at the world”

Her win and the excitement of the competition have motivated children and youth in the program to continue practicing sports. She is living proof that a great use of free time to develop talents and passions can change lives and improve the physical and psychological growth of vulnerable children.

Thanks to your generous donations, we can continue supporting children like Diana, providing them with tools that allow them to build their future.

Diana and trainer! Hard work comes with rewards!
Diana and trainer! Hard work comes with rewards!
She takes it very seriously! Wow!
She takes it very seriously! Wow!

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Sep 23, 2014

Sweet dreams are being made by your generous donations!

We have really exciting news to share! With your generosity and the help of local allies, we raised enough funds to buy ten cribs for the Pivijay Children's home. Ten cribs that are now being used by the Pivijay babies, to sleep, play and grow!

The baby boys and baby girls of the Pivijay Home have gone through difficult times with their families and need love and support, Right now, ten of the 25 babies will have just that thanks to your generosity! A chance to live a healthy life by having a  place sleep in comfortably and grow. The new cribs, made of wood, are replacing the rusty, unhealthy metal ones they had before. The best part of this? Each of the 10 babies will now have a crib for himself or herself to grow strong!

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 fifteen more, so that every baby boy and baby girl in the Children's home can have her own place to sleep safely! 

We are movilizing our volunteers and encouraging everyone we know to donate, reaching out to donors and social organizations in the region, it’s been difficult but we won’t give up until we can provide the best care for these children.

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 these babies the best chance at life!

 

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