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.
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!
Nov 22, 2013

A Celebration of Smiles!

Welcome to our Play Room!
Welcome to our Play Room!

In rural Colombia children have very few oportunities to play and have new experiences that further their development. Violence and stunted economic growth in ther communities prevent them from having almost any recreational and cultural activities available. So in celebration of halloween or as it is now in Colombia Children's Day, our amazing group of project leaders and volunteers provided a wonderful set of activities for the children of San Andrés de Sotavento a remote village in the North East Colombian province of Cordoba, where we have development programs. 

Recreational activities and playing is fundamental for the healthy development of boy and girls, new experiencies are the best way to encourage learning and development during childhood. So on the weekend of the 26 of October, the children of the San Andrés de Sotavento got together in their community play room and games and cultural activities that are rarely enjoyed were aboundant that day, and laughter and games swarmed the room.

The Corporación Juntos Construyendo Futuro team conducted various ludo-educational activities: there was a dance worshop set to Michael Jackson's thriller, the creation of toilet paper mummies, duck duck goose, hide and seek among others, as well as a Halloween film which was a first for lots of the children that had never watch a movie on a big screen before! A 146 of our beneficiaries took part of the celebration including children and their families, that enjoyed a rare peaceful afternoon of fun and entertaiment.

Celebrations such as this create opportunities for healthy recreation, integration and teaching-learning processes aimed at improving the quality of live of young children in rular areas, as well as improve and strengthen our ties and relationship with the community.

Playing Duck Duck Gooose!
Playing Duck Duck Gooose!
Some really scary toilet paper mummies
Some really scary toilet paper mummies
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It's Movie time!
Our best costume group!
Our best costume group!
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