Help 1200 vulnerable children in rural Colombia



This project will support the development of 1200 vulnerable children between 0 and 5 years old, providing support in nutrition, health, education, family integration and high quality day care services. These children will grow in safe and protective environments and will have the basis to grow healthy and develop their full potential.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Babies and children in tough economic, social and affective conditions, cant access high quality early education, health and nutrition in rural Colombia (Madgalena State). They are born in poor homes, torn apart by conflict, mostly from single mothers, carpenters, fishers and fruit sellers. Family's dont have the capacities to educate them in safe and protective environments. Day care centers often lack resources (physical, economic, educational) to serve them well.

How will this project solve this problem?

It will develop and enhance protective environments adapted to the needs of children. It will support the family as a key element in society and as co-responsible in the childrens development, the community whole and early development care centers. Children's capacities and skills will be strengthened, working together with families and care-givers. Healthy life styles will be fostered and parents and teachers will be trained. Nutritional complements will be given and health conditions will be

Potential Long Term Impact

Thanks to this project, social equality will be promoted and poverty will be reduced. Children will grow with the adequate health and education and within a protective environments minimizing their economic, social and affective vulnerability. Families, care-givers and communities will be empowered as responsible for early development. Fiscal and morel development of children will set the basis for healthy young and adults with the right ethical values.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $670
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $9,330
Total Funding Goal: $10,000


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Project Leader

Alba Inés Zapata Gálvez

Bogota, Colombia

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