Mar 12, 2020

Music and Life

Since the beginning of the program, we have not been looking for the great musical talents, but we want instead to form universal principles and values in the children; that instead of pickin up a gun, they’d rather decide to play a musical instrument. Also, that music may become a skill for life. This year we will have two groups for musical initiation, which will benefit 30 new children, and a music projetion group with the children who benefited from the program. Likewise, we now have an extra hour of music class each week. This way, we seek to contribute to the protection of the children in conditions of vulnerability, defined by extreme poverty and violence. Help us have music be a part of their life project.

Mar 12, 2020

Impact Forward

Colombia is a country that’s not doing well in this respect.

In 2018, 26.025 cases were reported to the authorities, and they grew 35% during the first quarter of 2019.

In the city of Medellín, statistics show that 59,5 children out of 100.000 are abused.

This has led us to seek international cooperation to generate a greater impact in solving this issue.

We will be training 4.000 children, of the lowest income levels (strata 1,2,3 – in Colombian social classifications), in the public schools of the communes with the greatest levels of poverty and violence.

This training has been completely subsidized for the children and parents or guardians. This includes all handout material for each child at the workshop, the conference for parents with the hotline guide for sexual abuse, and snacks for both.

Mar 12, 2020

Peace Builders

The areas where the holistic centers of the Foundation are located, are characterized by high levels of violence, where murder and intimidation of the community are everyday life. Among the most common root causes of violence, we find hunger, seeds of hate, shame and power struggle. During these past years we have contributed to the nutrition safety of our beneficiaries, but this year we went on a retreat called “Peace Builders” with 80 children. Each form of violence requires a specific treatment, but we’re convinced that educating children to become builders of peace, and stop reliving the known models of violence, will help us erradicate these patterns, and improve respect for life, norms and communication.

 
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