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...
Jan 20, 2015

2014: a year of awards

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Tiempo de Juego's sports uniform

On december 20th 2014, Tiempo de Juego celebrated Christmas with all the children and youths that are part of the organization. During this day, and thanks to sponsors such as Ernst and Young, the Bank of Tokyo and GlobalGiving donors, Tiempo de Juego produced and handed in more than 700 sports uniforms to the participants. These uniforms do not only promote children’s constant attendance to the different sports trainings, but they also reinforce children’s sense of belonging to the organization.  The whole community was invited to celebrate with our team members the fact that the organization is getting stronger with every year that goes through. Thanks to the community’s and GlobalGiving donors, in 2014 Tiempo de Juego received several awards and achieved different goals such as:

 

  • TDJ was recognized as the National Sport Organization of the Year by the journal El Espectador
  • Tiempo de Juego received awards from the Ashoka Foundation and the Fundación Ángel Escobar
  • Tiempo de Juego was selected by the FIFA to participate in the Football for Hope Festival which took place in Rio de Janeiro in July 2014th. Organizations of 100 countries around the world applied to this program and, according to their social merits and community working experience, only 32 were chosen to make part of this event.
  • The children and youth that participated in the “Cazucá Dreams On” project organized the I Festival Cazucá Dreams. Around 350 people from different backgrounds attended this cultural event.
  • In April 2014, Tiempo de Juego inaugurated its own recording and production center, “Labzucá”, where youth from the community are now being formed in journalism, audiovisual production and music.
  • Three of Tiempo de Juego’s cultural leaders in the area of music have created their own band (called 12 Pasos Flow) and they are being hired by other entities that value them for their leadership and technical abilities.
  • Fonseca, a well-known national and regional singer, visited Tiempo de Juego and recorded a song with 12 Pasos Flow, bringing positive visibility to Cazucá and changing the imaginaries of what it means to be a resident of this community. To watch the video song please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=075lfxJOdUM.

 

Jan 20, 2015

SportsUnited Latin American Tour

Participants in Nicaragua
Participants in Nicaragua

Tiempo de Juego has been invited to participate in a U.S. Department of State sports diplomacy exchange called Sports United. This event is organized and developed by StreetFootballWorld, a team of non-profit organizations which is globally recognized by institutions such as FIFA and UEFA. This event consists on a “learning tour” involving six network member organizations from the U.S, Nicaragua and Colombia.

A young leader from Tiempo de Juego was selected travel to Nicaragua on January 14th in order to learn how his peers tackle diverse community issues in different contexts, giving him new innovative ideas to face different social challenges. This exchange will provide partner organizations with an opportunity to share expertise in-depth, apply learning from other’s experiences, and ultimately achieve greater impact in their local communities.

Fundación Tiempo de Juego will be hosting the group in Colombia from January 19th until January 24th. The tour ends in June with an exchange that will take place in the United States

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Tiempo de Juego's young leader in Nicaragua
Organization participants at Nicaragua
Organization participants at Nicaragua
Nov 25, 2014

Whatever it takes in order to be happy

Young cultural leaders
Young cultural leaders

Tiempo de Juego’s theater participants were invited to participate in the Theater’s Week, a festival organized by the University Pedagógica of Bogotá. In this event, Tiempo de Juego’s group prepared a presentation based on the methodology of the Theater of the Oppressed, a social development strategy used to work amid vulnerable communities.

The Theater of the Oppressed is a theatrical form elaborated by Augusto Boal in Brazil during the 60’s. Boal's techniques use theatre as means of promoting social and political change. In the Theatre of the Oppressed, the audience becomes active, and the "spect-actors” are invited to explore, show, analyse and transform the reality in which they actors are living.

The theater presentation, called “Whatever it takes in order to be happy”, was organized and executed by the young cultural leaders from the community. They were in charge for writing the dialogues as well as for training the new and younger participants. “Whatever it takes in order to be happy” has been presented twice in different scenarios, showing and representing –through theater- the school issues that children and youth from Cazucá have to face in their daily lives. Thanks to your support, these participants have gained experience in the field and they have learnt that dreaming is all it takes in order to be happy. 

Whatever it takes in order to be happy
Whatever it takes in order to be happy

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