Help 1200 vulnerable children in rural Colombia

 
$670
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Aug 14, 2014

Thanks to your generosity, 25 children had the time of their lives!

The winning team holding up their trophy!
The winning team holding up their trophy!

In one of our most sucessful activities for rural children this year! 25 boys and girls in the rural town of San Andrés de Sotavento, in mountain side region of Cordoba, had the opportunity to demonstrate their physical, motor and intellectual habilities with a variety of challenging games and activities they had never experience in their lives! 

With your help the “Juntos Construyendo Futuro” team planned and created a wonderful adventure trail full of games and dynamics for the kids to enjoy and discover. They were also responsible for guiding the little adventurers though the course and leading them to the final goal, a leasson on team work and values.

The activity was held in the forest near the town, and allowed the participating boys and girls to interact with the environment, learn about safety when walking in the forest and enjoy a beautiful sunny day, while having fun meeting and sharing with other kids from their little town. 

Your generosity and the work of our volunteers made possible to give this amazing experience to children who often don’t get the chance to have fun, and participate in active interactive activities like these, as they generally come from low income families that  does not usually allow them to have time for recreation.

The final goal after each of the physical and mental challenges in the adventure trial, the kids had to piece together the clues they found allong the way, in order to complete a great educational message related to the values they learned during the day. The activity was aimed at promoting teamwork and critical thinking in problem-solve.

The children and teens actively participated and showed great enthusiasm, finally a team of five was crowened winners and champions of the little tournament and receive a little price, we couldn't find happier little hearts anywhre that day. The winning team was so happy the whole town came out to celebrate their victory!

Thanks to your generosity, our organization had the opportunity to carry out activities that can support children in their development and above all they hapiness and healthy growth!

Teams putting a puzzle together as a challenge!
Teams putting a puzzle together as a challenge!
Teams wait exitely for the next challenge!
Teams wait exitely for the next challenge!
Stilts can be very tricky, team work is key!
Stilts can be very tricky, team work is key!
Contestants waiting for the activity to set up
Contestants waiting for the activity to set up
May 19, 2014

Could a group of mimes change your view on education?

The mimes members of the Art club!
The mimes members of the Art club!

The Art Club in the rural municipalities of Segovia and Remedios in mountainous department of Antioquia, is know many villages and little towns around. Part of the program we do to erradicate child labour and improve development opportinities for children and youth in rural communities, this after school ´clubs´ are the children's best chance to use their time after school to develop their talent. This past few month the club has been practicing miming!

During their lessons, they created a special presentation to teach others about the dangers and disavantages of child labor. And their act got so good their teacher took them on a mini-tour of educations institutions around their municipalities, so that they could ecouraging other students like them, to stay in school and dedicate their free time to development activities instead of working.The group is a huge sucess and they are planning to incorporate dancing to their act!

Parents of the members of the Art Club say they are very proud of them, specially because since they have join the afterschool program they have gain confidence and are not only investing their free time in productive activities that contribute to their community, but they are encouraging other to do so too!

Thanks to your contribution and support, we can continue creating programs like this wonderful Art Club, that changes the life of hundreds of children and teens in rural communities that don't have regular access to sports, artistic and academic opportunities, and asure their integral growth. 

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!
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
It
It's Movie time!
Our best costume group!
Our best costume group!
Aug 26, 2013

Working hard to achieve our goal

Our objective with this project is to raise funds from donors from all over the world in order to support the development of 1200 vulnerable children between 0 and 5 years old. With the expertise we have gained through all these years, we are planning to achieve our goal by 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.

With a very intensse campaign on our social netwoks we have raised awareness about the important of supporting these kind of projects and early childhood in general. So far we have raised $285. We are very thankful with our donors for their support. We are in continuous work to raise the rest of the funds the project requires. If you like our project and you want to support us, please share the word about our work with your family and friends. The children of rural Colombia need your help,

Thank you once more!

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