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.
Jan 20, 2015

Sports and the Arts changing lives for at-risk children in Colombia

Participants to the tournament show their medal
Participants to the tournament show their medal

In our day to day work we use sports and the arts to promote healthy use of free time in children and adolescents that are risk of being put to work or leaving school. Through this after school activities we show both the students and their family the importance of education, sports and the art, and how they can transform their future.

In the at-risk neighborhood of Cuidad Bolivar in the outskirts of Bogota and thanks to your generosity and support, a local Taekwondo Tournament took place with little representatives from 3 local schools. These 3 institutions were selected based on the children's performance on their weekly workshops. This wonderful opportunity gave children the opportunity to interact with other martial arts students from their community promoted healthy competition and more importantly have fun.

The competitors also had activities reflecting on the importance of exercise, commitment, respect and discipline. At the end of the tournament everyone got a personalize medal, highlighting their best qualities as competitors and human beings, and new belts for reaching their corresponding new levels, highlighting their good behavior and constant training.

Meanwhile, thanks to your generous donations,  at the other side of Colombia, in the pacific region of Cesar everything was song and dance aimed to promote respect, self-esteem and  keep boys and girls away from street work. 30 boys and girls belonging to the Culture Club of the local school participated in the talent show and artistic demonstration entitles “The Dances of My Region”

The children and teens have been attending the dance lessons weekly for the past year, as a way to use their free time in a healthy way and developing their abilities and talents. 6 different choreographies were created by different group of students with a very special theme: “Respeting our bodies and respecting women”. Through dance the children and teens presented their work to the entire academic communities and their parents, strengthening their team work abilities, responsibility and respect.

The population were this school is located has some difficulty with children working on the street and this program allow them to be educated and protected about their right and ultimately keep them away from dangerous child labor. The dances were a way to raise awareness on the importance of respecting and protecting their bodies, and the presentation and talent show help they strengthen their self-esteem and sense of worth.

We invite you to share our work and tell your family and friends that they can also help us transform life opportunities for thousands of children in Colombia

 

A beautiful student shows her make-up for the show
A beautiful student shows her make-up for the show
Everyone got a medal!
Everyone got a medal!
So much beautiful dance!
So much beautiful dance!
Taekwondo is los of fun!
Taekwondo is los of fun!
Dec 23, 2014

A very cozy Christmas!

The new cribs and a happy sleeper!
The new cribs and a happy sleeper!

Christmas at the Pivijay Children's will be a happier one this year, thanks to your generosity 10 of the littlest babies in the home will have a cozy and warm bed to sleep on, the best present!  So far we have 10 of the 25 cribs we need, but with your help we also a have a new mattress, pillow and blanket for each of the babies to sleep safely and comfortably.

The Pivijay Children’s Home is home to 25 baby girls and boys that have gone through some difficult times despite their short lives most of them belong to at risk families that often can’t feed or care for them properly, and are in great need of love and support.

The cribs in the home were old and rusty due to the high humidity of Pivijay, which is a great health and safety risk for the babies that spend most of their days lying down and playing in the cribs. The new cribs made of durable wood, will give these little ones a safe and healthy space to sleep comfortably and grow, allowing at least 10 of the 25 babies to sleep by themselves.

Thanks to your generosity we have done a lot already, but we need to ensure the other 15 babies can also have their best chance at life. We are encouraging volunteers and allies to donate too, 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.

Please consider sharing this project with your family and friends, your donations and help spreading the word will not only change the life of the babies that currently live in the Home, but more importantly it will provide the home with a healthy and appropriate space to receive future babies as they come, a chance at a better life for the town’s next generations.

Thanks to your generosity the babies at the Pivijay home will have a cozy and happier Christmas!

More happy sleepers!
More happy sleepers!
A cleaner and healthier nursery!
A cleaner and healthier nursery!
We like the nursery colorful and full of warmth
We like the nursery colorful and full of warmth
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 :-)

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