Fundacion Tiempo de Juego

Tiempo de Juego is a non-profit entity that seeks to foster the adequate use of free time among children and youth in the most vulnerable areas of Colombia. The foundation seeks to distance children from the social ills that surround them and educate them through strategies such as sports and cultural activities. Tiempo de Juego's mission is to spawn social cohesion and development through sports, cultural, recreational, and formative tools whose purpose is the generation of competencies, promotion of values, and the effective use of free time in a responsible and conscientious manner, generating a positive and replicable impact towards a better quality of life for the community and its surr...

Fundacion Tiempo de Juego
Calle 128 No 7D - 52
Bogota, D.C. 00000
Colombia
571 2582876
http://www.tiempodejuego.org

Director

Esteban Reyes

Management Team

Elkin Suarez, Alfredo Tilves, Jessica Garcia, Dianny Garay

Board of Directors

Esteban Reyes, Diego Rodriguez, Lucia Corredor, William Jimenez, Claudia Garcia, Andres Wiesner, Sebastian Conrado, Elkin Suarez, Alfredo Tilves, Jessica Garcia, Dianny Garay

Project Leaders

Esteban Reyes

Mission

Tiempo de Juego is a non-profit entity that seeks to foster the adequate use of free time among children and youth in the most vulnerable areas of Colombia. The foundation seeks to distance children from the social ills that surround them and educate them through strategies such as sports and cultural activities. Tiempo de Juego's mission is to spawn social cohesion and development through sports, cultural, recreational, and formative tools whose purpose is the generation of competencies, promotion of values, and the effective use of free time in a responsible and conscientious manner, generating a positive and replicable impact towards a better quality of life for the community and its surroundings. Tiempo de Juego was established in 2006, as a project for the "Communication for Development" program through the "Universidad de la Sabana". After an exhaustive study for more than three years in Cazuca, one of the most marginalized, deprived and violent areas of our country, it was detected that the lack of education and excess of time of the youth, and the fact about 70 percent of the population is classified displaced, was making them more vulnerable to joining different gangs, drug addiction, incurring early pregnancies, as well as being part of the armed outlaw groups that recruit them for very little money. Using soccer as a recreational tool for value formation, accompanied by art workshops, cultural and educational courses, we gathered 400 children between 5 and 18, and the foundation began to inculcate the proper use of leisure time as a positive and useful way to encourage the kids into a brighter and more positive future. Ever since Tiempo de Juego began to operate, the children and young people have changed as has the neighborhood environment. When they celebrate goals or they read a book, this does not seem the most depressing sector of Cundinamarca area, which according to official statistics, over the past 5 years, has had more than 850 murders of young people; this is the area with the highest rate of displacement population second to Choco. A zone where poverty and malnutrition, joining the gangs to participate in the conflict is just a daily experience, where those who are growing only aspire to be part of an armed group that inhabit the area. Tiempo de Juego uses soccer as its main intervention tool to address social problems due to its capacity to convene people and its pedagogical possibilities. The foundation belongs to the football street world network, associated to the FIFA, and applies the FIFA approved rules of street football as the mechanism for the formation of values, formal education as a basis of democracy and the cultural workshops looking to build a fairer society. Also, we work out the values with the parents to achieve a proper family environment. Since 2008, Tiempo de Juego has opened another chapter in Cartagena, Atlantic Cost City, making possible those children and youth of "Las Faldas de la Popa" also to receive these benefits and rights.

Programs

Tiempo de Juego soccer for peace school: The Tiempo de Juego soccer school seeks to foment the learning of harmonious coexistence, conciliation and gender integration mechanisms and principles among youth through the playing of sports. Applying the rules of soccer and development approved by FIFA, the program seeks to recover fundamental values of our society such as fair play, group work, humble victory, dignified loss, tolerance and respect for rules, among others. Trainer of coaches: The success of the sportive model of Tiempo de Juego lays on the commitment and leadership of some of the young participants, who assume the role of peer-leaders. They lead the soccer training, and the 500 kids of Tiempo de Juego are divided into 8 categories. A peer-coach conducts each one. For doing so, the young "monitores" in return receive training on how to be a good coach, on leadership abilities an on different sportive techniques. Join the Game (acompana la jugada): This program's objective is to develop artistic sensibilities and insist on the central role of a recreational activity in forming capacity for learning and critical thinking -essential in a democratic society-, as well as the effective use of free time in activities that provide tools to engage in better ways as people and as professionals. The workshops that Tiempo de Juego has implemented over time cover the following areas: literature, computers, journalism, photography, arts and crafts, cinema, theatre, music, recycling, jewelry making, pastry, drawing, dance, painting, English and sculpture. GOL - Generation of Working Opportunities: This program seeks to improve the socioeconomic condition of the community's youth through the hiring of the very same members of the foundation to engage in functions such as field technicians, social workers and academic trainers, with the purpose of generating work opportunities, sustainability for the foundation, and empowerment for the participants and the community. Productive self-sustainable units: In order to create spaces of technical training, and to generate incomes that enforce Tiempo de Juego's operation, two self-productive units have been developed. In these spaces, young members of TDJ (above 17 years old) get technical training, some income and a first gate into the labor world. The first unit is a screen-printing studio, in which they print t-shirts, uniforms and other outfit, the second is a bakery in which they bake and sell bread and pastry. Change of Side: This program consists of conducting educational outings, sports and cultural activities at different places. In addition to the activities in the areas where they live, children and youth from Tiempo de Juego have been able to attend sporting events in other cities, visiting stadiums, libraries, museums, parks and many other sites of interest. Computers community room: This program encompasses equipment donation that are already located in the Foundation's house in Cazuca. It also includes a formative program on IT skills that recipients replicate in new formative cycles with all the members of the community, on an open room model basis.

Statistics on Fundacion Tiempo de Juego

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2010: $44,578
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $44,578
  • Other funding sources: Individual donors, international organizations (IOM, Comunidad de Madrid), government (Cartagena's City Hall, Accion Social, IMRDS) Corporations (Dinissan, Sancho BBDO, Seguros Bolivar, Bavaria, Coltabaco, Fundacion Semana).
  • Religious Affiliation: none
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