My name is Angel Luis Pedroso, I am13 years and I was born in El Banco, Magdalena, I lived there the first years of my life. By situations beyond my control I had to commute towards Jagua de Ibirico, my dad says that some day i will understand the situation, but actually I don't.
I am living in Bucaramanga 6 years ago, we are five brothers and I am the greatest. When we arrived to Bucaramanga, my dad didn't have a job neither a home, but with dreams intact. Those dreams that every day takes care of my father again when he tells me, "Son you have to study, I want that you success!!
We were established in the northern city of Bucaramanga, the situation is complicated, but we found the Estructurar Foundation that has given us the opportunity to grow and build our dreams.
My mother left us one year ago, my dad´s support has been very important to us, I learned to fight for my dreams. He works in construction and every day works hard to build my family dreams. I've been a mother to my brothers My little brother wants to be like me. My dream is to be biologist, I am preparing me since now, studying hard, doing some sports, and learning as much as possible. I hope one day to return to my father every effort he did for the family.
Thanks to you, my family and many other children and families can build their future and change their reality.
Thank you very much!!
My name is Luis Carlos Caceres and I am happy to tell you, many wonder and are surprised to see me I am, however I can only say that I am a child who has zest for life and being a big one. I have 8 years of age, and I must not good lie, things have not been easy, I've had hard times and some overwhelming, but my mom has been there and she always encourages me to continue forward above all things, ah I forgot to tell you that she is my hero, my mom brought me to school and there she goes home happy for thinking your child is learning and crescendo and becoming a teenager who has many ideals. Eager desire to reach the rest and not just for eat, or rest, but to view it and hug those that elephant she likes so much. In the afternoon the super pass, I like the classes my math teacher Dorothy, she is patient but above all see and understand my ability to learn, I spent the time when something is not as easy for me, she has become my second mother, leads me to classes sports in my chair and play with me and my friends, enjoy life at my school, so that every day I look looking forward to my mom takes me to start at noon my classes. Sometimes I get tired of sitting all the time, but I got home and my hero massage me, I lift a little while, of course I know that weight and can sometimes not so long but she is strong, the strongest in the world.
Project StatusStructure The Foundation continues to provide training spaces to 160 children who have a vulnerable position, from very small pre-school age until they finish their studiesdesign and technical school for print media in coordination with SENA (National Learning Service)
We work with families in patterns suitable breeding and feeding healthy. The students have exceeded the grades earlier this year and will attend the level their part in its formation academic
Joel David Hernandez Sandoval, a happy child, gifted, full of dreams and illusions that make your life and make a character, a whole day to day child overcomes small adversities of life, as well as calls those situations that may not want to remember. His family lived happily in a territory that was taken away by violence, now her dad is a vendor of sweets on the buses, the home she had gone, everything is very unsettled and his mother from time to time there for him. Joel was born in Bucaramanga and really live with an aunt who gives aid, yet none of this has the skills and dreams are gone, just the opposite, the little time he spends at home, good in the space allowed to live, has helped to participate in programs such as Theatre, an excellent actor in training, who lives in each work involved, appropriates his character so you can move to different ages and life situations. His enormous drive to succeed and get ahead do not stop, in class each day striving to be the best and fulfill their academic responsibilities with good results. In the Educational Institution is a school radio station and it is nice to see direct Joel, look for hymns in the flag hoisted, edit, radio spots to listen to their peers later in the hour of rest, recording the testimonies of people who visit the station, to encourage their peers to participate in radio programs, all these activities make Joel a tireless child for their dreams.Project StatusStructure The Foundation continues to provide training spaces to 160 children who have a vulnerable position, from very small pre-school age until they finish their studiesdesign and technical school for print media in coordination with SENA (National Learning Service)Project ImpactBoys and girls are trained Structure Foundation in comprehensiveness, it is intended that all may have the academic knowledge required for their development, but also are taught to put into practice their knowledge, and what we seek is that knowing and be achieved by great people in our society, people, leaders, entrepreneurs and creative, that is why in the proper use of leisure, educational workshops for students and parents, we seek that balance between ourstudents, their families and society.
Siblings Tisoy Jacanamijoy, Yesica Alendra, Maribel and Mariano, are of indigenous Inga descent. 15 years ago their parents suffered under the whip of displacement and were ejected from their rural district Putumayo. They were fated to travel across the region, in search of a place that could offer safety and security for their children. Their travels are evident in the different birthplaces of their children; the oldest daughter Jessica was born in Ibagué, Maribel was born in Magdalena, and Mariano was born in Sincelejo. It has been 5 years since they arrived at Bucaramanga, and settled in the center of the city in a commercial district where they could pay their board daily.
Their parents are immersed in an informal economy, traveling vendors of creams, ointments, bracelets and other herbal medicines, none of which provide sufficient economic resources for taking care of their children. Furthermore, issues of alcohol consumption make this a situation which compromises the rights of their children and puts them at risk to sell drugs or other things. Knowledge of this situation came about through an interdisciplinary team and through resources provided by Global Giving. The Foundation provided support for the family, and was able to connect with the children. The two sisters are now in sixth grade, and the young boy is in first grade. They are participating in formative workshops, receiving psychological attention, therapy, aid from social workers, and other complementary services. They also receive lunch daily which allows for improved nutrition. With the support of the interdisciplinary team of professionals, the parents have taken on their role of responsibility for their children, have lowered their alcohol consumption, and have maintained good family dynamics.
Estructurar Foundation continues to help 160 boys and girls in vulnerable situations who do not have guaranteed access to education nor proper attention. They receive “Integral Education” from their childhood up until they have completed their technical education in design or the graphic arts. They also receive the title of Technician of design, signed by SENA (National Service for Learning) which gives them the best opportunities in their work the moment they have graduated from Estructurar Foundation.
The children receiving attention have achieved good results in their academic pursuits, have used their free time well in their participation in complimentary activities, and have also improved social interactions with their classmates in groups and in pairs. Their families have been fortified through models of growth which has helped them to improve their relations and effective bonds as well.
We thank you for the support that you have provided, through which these children are able to dream of a better future. If you would like to receive more information about this project visit: www.fundacionestructurar.org.co
Maria del Carmen Sijindioy was born on May 1, 1998 in Barrancabermeja, now she is 12 years old, her mother, an indigenous woman of Putumayo, left her land like many other Colombians fleeing the armed violence.
Maria's older brothers were given up for adoption and Maria came to an indigenous family, which, with love and solidarity, took over providing protection and care for the girl. Over the years, Maria's older brother, who lives in the United States, start searching for his sister and through a process that we have provided assistance with, now Maria can count on her brother’s support and has established strong ties with him.Maria continues to participate in sports and recreational activities of the NGO Estructurar. Maria is in fourth grade; she is a joyful child, cooperative and happy to know that she is a lucky person because she has two families that love her and desire all the best for her.
At this time, Estructurar NGO continues to provide attention to 160 children who, because of the poverty of their families, have no access to education and quality care. The children receive formal education, attend recreational activities, are served in the school cafeteria, and enjoy leisurely spaces in which they can build self-esteem. The children that are attending the program permanently develop the basic skills through educational activities in school, improve their socio-affective state, receive food and participate in the extended school day program.The Foundation has been working with the school for parents to strengthen ties between parents and children and help parents in dealing with their responsibilities towards their children.The contributions we receive are essential to ensure continuity of care and strengthen the life-project of these children.
We thank you for your generosity. Your contributions are significant and we would like to invite others to engage and help this community and this project.
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