Better life than war and poverty for Bogota youth

 
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homework project closure
homework project closure

Dear sponsors, thank you for this excellent year, for the support, for being there, for allowing us make this planet  a better place to live.

In these past three months, children participated in some activities: In september they enjoyed an art workshop, in october the  halloween party, in november the closure of homework program.(write, paint and learn)

 99% of the 140 children of our homework project  (write, paint and lear )program, ended the  school year successfully and over 50% did so with excellence, receiving honorable mention:  we are  pride and very happy

The 17 december we celebrated the christmas party with the participation of 210 kids and 30 mothers  , we also made 2 art workshops during the week before christmas, and  as always on the 24th of  december we will  give the kids the christmas  gifts

These days we have been making notebooks and cards that some companies, friends and acquaintances buy to us and as a reward for this hard work  we are planning to  take the kids to a park close to the foundation

                                    Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2014

Christmas party
Christmas party
Christmasparty (2)
Christmasparty (2)
art workshop
art workshop
Water PArk
Water PArk

During the first week of July, Children had an art activity through which they thought about their dreams. It was a very positive and motivational activity for them and for us; after seeing those dreams we decide to try harder to get resources, volunteers, etc., so many of those dreams come true. SERVE IS A GIFT FROM THE UNIVERSE, SERVE IS A PRIVILEGE.

In the same month, we took the math contest winners to the Water Park in Bogotá; it was a very fun day for all.

In August we reinforce spelling and value appreciation and with great results for the improvement of children.

In september the kids planning a great party for the foundation director, they gave her more than 150 birthday cards 

For October, we are planning a Halloween celebration.

What we hope to do in the last quarter of the year is gather funds to pay the Christmas’s party and also gifts for Children, and the dinner for all families in Christmas Eve. 

Thanks all of you

dreams map
dreams map
director birth day
director birth day

HAPPY KIDS

During this quarter, we’ve had the opportunity to carry out different activities with children, enabling them to strengthen their knowledge and skills in the areas of math and literacy.

To achieve these objectives we have conducted a contest that ends next June 19th  called "WE ALL KNOW HOW MULTIPY AND WIN A TRIP AN AMUSEMENT PARK"

In hand with these activities to develop the intelligence, we performed many recreational and artistic events with the help of a professional expert in the field of education. These allowed us to determine that our children are happy children, that his/hers drawing speak of how good they feel and how loved they are. This achievement is of great proportion for Pintando Caminos because our main aim is that these children be recognized as important and valuable human beings.  

For the second half of year, we hope to start a training program with the children’s families.

The goal with this activity is to improve their interaction skills with their children, the family members, and with the probability for the families to get an income and improve their quality of life.

Thanks to all of you who supported us on this semester.  We invited you to continue to invest in our project, and also invite all others to feel the privilege of transforming the stories of the children.

Christmas Party
Christmas Party

During December, we had  a lot of activities,  we took the kids to the circus, we also celebrate our 10th anniversary celebration space where the kids dance and sing for all the guests and the other kids, was an amazing day where we could understand how we really impacted their lives , we also had the christmas party were we gave them the Christmas present , was very good to get 250 presents (pants, tshirts, shoes and a toy) and to give it to them

Thanks to all the people that help us, 2012 was a very good year for us, we grew, we accomplish  our goal and somehow transform the lives of our kids

Starting 2013, we have new challenges, when we open the inscriptions for the new year we received the surprise that more than 100 kids want to be in pintando caminos, especially in our must important project "learn paint and write", we also received the request of some teachers of schools in the area to received kids that have learning problems, that situation show us that what we are doing are making the difference.

To face that situation we decide to make bigger our project,  increase the number of kids in each group and received 50 new kids, we feel sorry with the others, but was impossible for us because we don’t have enough space and people to take care of all of them, we told them that we are working in growing a little more, and these is our goal for the 2014, make bigger our house and our team.

During this trimester, we start the homework project, but we also start our recreation project so we are taking  the kids every 15 days to a big park 20 block from the pintando’ s house to play soccer,  play in the park, jump the cord and have a happy morning with us

We start a new project “ PINTANDO`S EMBASSADORS”, what we want with this  project is to have more than 100  new persons committed with pintandos goals (BREAKING THE POVERTY CYCLE) in the 2013 Convinced with that commitment they have with the kids, they will help us talking to their friends and make that at least one of them  will help us and sponsor one kid.

Thanks to all of you

circus
circus
First day of activities
First day of activities
frogs dance (10 anniversary)
frogs dance (10 anniversary)
Chirstmas gifts
Chirstmas gifts

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10 aniversary - 20 nov
10 aniversary - 20 nov

We are  grateful  with all the people that  in this period made donations to our project, thanks with all our heart to all of you

We are very happy with all the events that happened in the last 3 months and with the ones that are going to happen in the last part of these year

During October we celebrate the Halloween festivities with the children in two different  activities, the ones that are bigger than  6  were invited to a Spa and the little ones  had a costume party, those were wonderful days.

On November 20th was our 10th anniversary and we celebrate this special date with a big cake and a party with the kids on the house of the  foundation

We also made a big presentation a talent show performed by children on the 8th of December in a school close to pintando caminos, in that show participated 90 kids, they danced, sang, made a puppet presentation was a very good day, the people that support us also were there  was a big party with 400 persons

The kids finished the scholar year many  of them with very good grades, which means for us that our program of writing and reading is working

We are also satisfied because we accomplish our goal of donations, THANKS GLOBAL GIVING, THANKS  TO ALL  WHO DONATED, we hope we can be more time with global giving, because what they did for us was amazin

we want to share with you our new logo, video and web page, in the next days we are going to have that in english, but we are very proud of the goal accomplished in the 10th aniversary

10 aniversary 20 nov
10 aniversary 20 nov
big party 10 aniversary 8 dec
big party 10 aniversary 8 dec
muppets kids 10 aniversary 8 dec
muppets kids 10 aniversary 8 dec
halloween celebration at the shivana spa
halloween celebration at the shivana spa
hallowen
hallowen

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Project Leader

Alexandra Tamara

Bogota, Colombia

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Map of Better life than war and poverty for Bogota youth