Fundacion Tiempo de Juego

Tiempo de Juego is a non-profit entity that seeks to foster the adequate use of free time among children and youth in the most vulnerable areas of Colombia. The foundation seeks to distance children from the social ills that surround them and educate them through strategies such as sports and cultural activities. Tiempo de Juego's mission is to spawn social cohesion and development through sports, cultural, recreational, and formative tools whose purpose is the generation of competencies, promotion of values, and the effective use of free time in a responsible and conscientious manner, generating a positive and replicable impact towards a better quality of life for the community and its ...
Dec 15, 2016

It's been a great year!

Some of our achievements!
Some of our achievements!

It has been a great year!

In ten years we have fulfilled the dreams of 6530 children and youth in Colombia, thanks to organizations and individuals that, like you, reinforce us that we must continue with our work. Thanks to your support, during 2016 we have reached the following goals: 

1467 children and youth develop Life Skills, promoting peace and coexistence

16 free time activities were offered weekly in our three chapters

20 youth obtained scholarships for higher education

First Solar System Classroom in Latin America inaugurated in Cazuca (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5BMeHl2sjw&t=5s)

6 youth represented Colombia at the international Festival 16 (http://www.festival16.org/)

We’ve acquired a new Arts House!

15 youth hired in the organization for leadership positions

We couldn't have made all of these possible if it wasn't for people like you who believe in the dreams of 1467 children in Colombia. In an ongoing world of violence and harm, we stand together strong with those who believe hope prevails over fear, love is stronger than hate and that dreams can be fulfilled. 

And because all achievements must be celebrated, check out "Festival Cazuca Sueña (Cazuá Dreams Festival)" and see how Tiempo de Juego decided to celebrate its 10 anniversary and a decade of building a more just and peaceful world: http://bit.ly/2gAfE6y

Thanks for a wonderful year! Let's make sure 2017 is even greater. 

Thank you!
Thank you!

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Dec 14, 2016

It's been a great year!

Some of our achievements!
Some of our achievements!

It has been a great year!

In ten years we have fulfilled the dreams of 6530 children and youth in Colombia, thanks to organizations and individuals that, like you, reinforce us that we must continue with our work. Thanks to your support, during 2016 we have reached the following goals: 

1467 children and youth develop Life Skills, promoting peace and coexistence

16 free time activities were offered weekly in our three chapters

20 youth obtained scholarships for higher education

First Solar System Classroom in Latin America inaugurated in Cazuca (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5BMeHl2sjw&t=5s)

6 youth represented Colombia at the international Festival 16 (http://www.festival16.org/)

We’ve acquired a new Arts House!

15 youth hired in the organization for leadership positions

We couldn't have made all of these possible if it wasn't for people like you who believe in the dreams of 1467 children in Colombia. In an ongoing world of violence and harm, we stand together strong with those who believe hope prevails over fear, love is stronger than hate and that dreams can be fulfilled. 

And because all achievements must be celebrated, check out "Festival Cazuca Sueña (Cazuá Dreams Festival)" and see how Tiempo de Juego decided to celebrate its 10 anniversary and a decade of building a more just and peaceful world: http://bit.ly/2gAfE6y

Thanks for a wonderful year! Let's make sure 2017 is even greater. 

Thank you!
Thank you!

Links:

Sep 14, 2016

We've been shortlisted!

Smiles are possible thanks to you!
Smiles are possible thanks to you!

The main objective of playing football in a shantytown is not scoring a goal, but preventing the ball from ending in no-man-land where everyone fears fetching it.

José was five and like every afternoon, he was playing football with friends. An old man walked by the pitch and before reaching the corner they all knew what was going to happen –as if it wasn’t the first time it occurred. The old man is intercepted by a stranger and killed. Another life he witnessed gone. By the age of twelve, José already knew how to steal cars, was doing drugs – the same ones that had left blind or overdosed many of his friends- and was at the bullseye of a gang. Fearing for his life, he arrived to Cazuca and was walking in idleness and drugs when someone told him about Tiempo de Juego. He attended his first training with broken shoes, old pants and a t-shirt few sizes smaller than his.

Today at age 24, and after 10 years of growing with TDJ, José has been teaching 90 kids daily that football is by far a better option than crime, that values are the most important thing to treasure in life, and that their dreams can in fact come true. Today, he is in Spain living his dream and finishing his studies on Sports and Recreation. 

These and many stories are the ones that inspire Tiempo de Juego to continue its efforts to provide better futures for more than 1230 kids and adolescentes in Colombia. And its the same story that has inspired the judges from Beyond Sport to select us as one of the 5 finalists for the "Sport for Social Inclusion Award". Being a shortlister will help our community efforts grow, thrive, and increase its already amazing ability to create positive impact in the communities we work in Colombia.

Being shortlisted, or even being able to attend so many kids, wouldn't be possible to the continuous effort of organizations and individual donors who believe in the cause. Thank you for making the dreams of many children in Colombia come true. Wether we win the prize or not, we wake up each day knowing that what we do is beneffiting those who need it the most and that sports and culture can indeed change the future. 

Read more about the award here: http://www.beyondsport.org/Awards

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