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.
Apr 28, 2015

Learning how to be a better parent!

Look how the parents participated at the workshops
Look how the parents participated at the workshops

For us, our commitment is not just with the kids, it´s with the parents too. Home is the first place children learn and parents are their first teachers. That’s why, in Juntos Construyendo Futuro, we work for the grown of the entire family as a strong unit of development.

During these months, and thanks to your generosity, we visited 505 beneficiary homes and hosted workshops aim to moms, dads and other family members directly involved with children care in the localities of Fundación and Pivijay, Magdalena. The workshops were about responsible parenting actions and how to preceed in case of rights violations.  All parents were invited and 49,6% actually attended, that’s a good number!

Thanks to your support, they are learning better practices to accompany their kids while the little ones receive our attention in early education, health and nutrition. As you can see, they are happy to participate and excited to be part of this project. Now, children in tough economic, social and affective conditions could have better opportunities starting at home.

None of this could have been done without your help. THANKS AGAIN and we hope to keep counting on you to give vulnerable children in rural Colombia a chance to have a better life. Please share the project with your contacts network and don´t forget to back us up during the upcoming Bonus Day this May 13th.

THANK YOU!

Big smiles for their children!
Big smiles for their children!
All is about commitment
All is about commitment
Apr 17, 2015

Dreams made of soccer and smiles thanks to you!

Andres is now a proffesional soccer player
Andres is now a proffesional soccer player

Colombia is a soccer country. Here, we live soccer, we breathe soccer, we even ‘eat’ soccer when we scream in from of the TV every time our team plays. Since we are little, our parents, especially our dads, teach us about the importance of the ‘futbol’ (it’s how we call it) in the Colombian culture. We learned how to see it, how to understand it and, of course, how to play it.

Many children in our country dream about being a professional ‘futbol’ player to overcome their difficulties and, maybe become one day like James Rodriguez, the superstar who is making us all cry, scream and feel together the passion of the national sport.  And one thing is truth: being a professional ‘futbol’ player is always better than work when you are still a child.

In Juntos Construyendo Futuro we are sure of that and for that one and other many reasons (as keep the body healthy and become committed to something) we encourage kids and teens  that are at risk of being put to work or leaving school to see in the sports a good way to spend their free time.

During these months we had four soccer championships in different neighborhoods of Bogotá. 248 children participated and strengthened their sports skills, teamwork, respect and social skills while they had fun. Meanwhile, in Valledupar, a city in the north of Colombia, 120 girls and boys were playing ‘futbol’ after school to spend their free and internalize rules to live in society and help preserve the environment, all this THANKS TO YOU!

After every championship, the players were awarded for the effort and participation. They are always very excited to get a prize, even if they didn’t win. The biggest reward is witness their faces full of happiness and joy and, time ahead, seeing them making their dreams come true.

Andres was a boy at risk from Cartagena who, with your help, made posiible his dream of develop a professional career in ‘futbol’. Now, after using his free time to train and play, he is part of the junior players team of Club Deportivo Real Cartagena, the soccer team of his city.

Your donations are responsible for lots of smiles here in Colombia, not just the kids’ but their families’ too. We are hosting workshops with more than 1600 families all year long to teach them, though recreation activities about family communication, quality of education and cultural transformation. That way we can reach together the eradication of child labor in the country.

Thank you again for your support!

Playing a soccer match in Bogota
Playing a soccer match in Bogota
They won against everything!
They won against everything!
The prizes, one for everyone
The prizes, one for everyone
Championship means friendship too
Championship means friendship too
Mar 25, 2015

We are growing up!

Children looking at themselves!
Children looking at themselves!

Our is a place where baby girls and boys, most of them part of at risk families that cannot afford their properly caring and feeding, live during an important part of their days.

This is an on-earth paradise for children and families living difficult times in rural areas of Colombia, and is growing up! Currently, we have two cribs rooms where we attend 25 babies between six and 23 months, each of the rooms with a caring professional and a caring assistant. We couldn’t have got them without your generosity.

These people are extremely qualified to keep the kids nice and safe, every day, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., while their parents are working and trying to give them a better opportunity at life.

What we are trying to say here is your donations are a big help, not just for us and our children’s home, but for the families too. You are giving them the chance to build a future full of hope, happiness and love where they can actually support their boys’ and girls’ lives. And we are absolutely grateful with you for that.

Along the day, children receive integral attention which includes 75% of the feeding they must have during that period. Also, their time is taken in different moments: welcome, let’s explore, let’s create, let’s play, let’s eat and let’s go home. Thought these moments and different activities, we want to take care of all their needs and develop their character, creativity and sociability.

Thanks to your help, the baby girls and boys of the Pivijay Children’s home, can have more than a mattress to sleep on, they can grow happily and healthy, surrounded by an appropriate space where they can be themselves. And it is not just that because as you help us to keep this project up, you are providing a chance at a better life for the town’s next generations. Let’s grow up together then!

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It's time to play!
The parents are receiving your help too!
The parents are receiving your help too!
Our caring proffesionals are always there
Our caring proffesionals are always there
Our cribs are here thanks to you!
Our cribs are here thanks to you!

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