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.
Mar 27, 2014

We are getting there, but we need all the help we can get!

The babies of Pivijay in ther old cribs
The babies of Pivijay in ther old cribs

We are so greatful for your donations.The Childrens Home in Pivijay, a small village in northern Colombia, houses 140 children. Amongst them, 25 babies from vulnerable and at-risk families that cannot care for them properly. However, the home has very few cribs and most of them are old, rusty and a danger to the babies' health, your donation is taking us closer to changing their lives and giving them the best care posible.

We are so greateful for your generosity and we have bought 2 new sets of bedding for the babies. We are working hard to get the resources that will allow us to buy the rest of the cribs, matresses and bedding. We are movilizing our volunteers and encouraging everyone we know to donate, reaching out to donors and social organizations in the region, its been difficult but we wont give up until we can provide the best care for these children. But we need all the help we can get, so we thank you for your donation and we ask you to share this project with your families and friends.

Our project aims to provide new cribs, mattresses and bedding for this vulnerable babies to give them the best chance and a place were thay can sleep and grow. Contributing to the project will not only enable the healthy growth of this 25 babies, during the most important part of their development. It 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.

Babies sometimes have to sleep two per crib...
Babies sometimes have to sleep two per crib...
Pivijay babies in their cribs...
Pivijay babies in their cribs...
A nursery teacher with her loving students
A nursery teacher with her loving students
Feb 20, 2014

Human Rights starting from day one!

Smiles after their first vaccine and registration
Smiles after their first vaccine and registration

In 2013 we provided 140 boys and girls between 0 and 5 years old, from the remote rural town of Plato, Magdalena, in the northen region of Colombia, with nutritional , health, educational, family integration support and recreational activities.These young babies and children come from vulnerable homes, they live in tough socio-economic conditions.Born in poor homes, torn apart by conflict, mostly from single mothers, carpenters, fishers and fruit sellers, this children hardly have enough to eat and are frequently not registeres which implies they can't access the already scarce goverment services.

We counducted 140 registration of babies and young children reestablishing their right to identity, making them visible and giving them access to further services and oportunities from the start. Registration and an identity is a Human Right, we wanted to make sure all the children in the community were off to the best start.

Our organization also conducted a vaccination campaing, in order to restablish the children's rights to health, teaching parents about the importance of clean water and sanitaton in their development, 140 boys and girls were vaccinated and can now look foward to healthier lives.

Education is a fundamental Human Right, we provided 140 children in the community with quality day-care and specialized early childish education.Our wonderful workers and volunteers also organized a Book fair and reading event during carnaval providing rarely seen recreational activities for everyone!

Last year we not only provided support for the children, but also for their families with high-quality daycare, recreational activities, educational trainning in healthy nutricion and sanitation. Culminating in a grand march by mothers and volunteers to inform the community about the benefits of breastfeeding and a healthy nutrition.  

Identity is a human right!
Identity is a human right!
Dancing and playing in carnaval!
Dancing and playing in carnaval!
a healthy child = better future for the community
a healthy child = better future for the community
A mom and her proud registered babies
A mom and her proud registered babies
Volunteers and moms marching for breastfeeding!
Volunteers and moms marching for breastfeeding!
Jan 24, 2014

2013, A year of beauty and knowledge

The smart, creative and kind-hearted candidates
The smart, creative and kind-hearted candidates

2013 was a great year for Juntos Construyendo Futuro, our organization changed the life of more than 12.189 boys and girls across Colombia. Our wonderful workers and volunteers made sure 2013 was a year of learning, positivity and beauty.

Children across Colombia were given extracurricular academic, artistic and sports opportunities to keep them away from working during their spare time or stop going to school all together. Their parents and families were motivated to keep them in school and were taught about the importance of the education and the benefits of participating in sports, educational activities and the arts for the future of their children.

In 2013 we had beautiful carnaval activities, dancing, singing and poetry recitals. We had spooky halloween parties and cozy christmas celebrations; We saw the birth of a soccer star and most importantly, we saw dreams form and come true, where before there was just hopelessness. Thanks to your donations the lives of 12.189 children were transformed, now thay are far away from street vending, house cleaning, mining and other hard labor, their days are now filled with knowledge, smiles and care for their development.

We had amazing projects created by our leaders in different regions of Colombia, we want to share with you a two of the best and most innovative activities of 2013:

The kindhearted queens

At the Guillermo Valencia School auditorium in Monteria,Cordoba the first pageant of creativity and kindness Proniño 2013 took place.

Beauty pageants are very popular in Colombia, specially in our Caribbean regions, most little girls dream about being beauty queens. Trying to spin this love for the runway into something educational and positive for all, our leaders in Monteria, Cordoba came up with a pageant that woul reward not beauty but creativity, athleticism, kindness and leadership. 

The event joinned three partner institutions that house our afterschool programs, with the participation of 13 candidates that represented the three alternate schedules for after-school activities and academic-boosters programs. 119 children and youths of all the programs participated in the event and cheered their candidates. The participanst took to the runway presenting sports wear, Eco-wear (a gown made of recycled materials), evening wear and participated in a talent contest were the girls danced, sang and recited poetry for the exicited audience.

This activity was designed to recognize above all kindness, resourcefulness and creativity of this group of girls throughout the year stood out for their leadership, spirituality and talent. The winner was crowend and receive a small price and the honor to be an example for her community.

The Exploring Botanists' great adventure

Our Programme on Child Labour Eradication in San Andrés Sotavento just brough to us one of the most exciting activities of the year.

50 boys and girls from the municipality took a field trip to remember. During the academic adventure named the Proniño Botanical Expedition, participants undertook a quest to identify the scientific and common names of plants that were of interest to them. The exploration started at the basketball court of the San Simon School from where they crossed the entire village through the local woods, crossing brookes and streams, encountering small animals and feeling like real explorers, the adventure ended in the office of our organization in the municipality. 

At the end of this mini-botanic expedition, the different teams presented their work to their classmates, sharing with the community all the knowledge acquired, samples collected and all the experiences during their quest.

It was a wonderful opportunity to make science come alive for these children who have very few academic opportunities, improving their self-esteem by making them the protagonist of their very own adventure and allowing them to connect to the wonderful scientific world in their own backyards.

We want to thank you again for supporting us during 2013 and we look foward to share with you all the wonderful new projects we have for 2014 to help ensure a brilliant future for the children of Colombia.

 

 

 

Our creative and amazing leadership winners
Our creative and amazing leadership winners
A Team sharing their discoveries
A Team sharing their discoveries
The explorers lined up and ready for adventure!
The explorers lined up and ready for adventure!
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