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 Education  Chile Project #36657

Give Children a Safer and Happier Childhood

by Fundacion Minga Valpo
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Give Children a Safer and Happier Childhood
Give Children a Safer and Happier Childhood
Give Children a Safer and Happier Childhood
Give Children a Safer and Happier Childhood
Give Children a Safer and Happier Childhood
Give Children a Safer and Happier Childhood
Give Children a Safer and Happier Childhood
Give Children a Safer and Happier Childhood
Give Children a Safer and Happier Childhood
Give Children a Safer and Happier Childhood
Give Children a Safer and Happier Childhood
Give Children a Safer and Happier Childhood
Give Children a Safer and Happier Childhood
Give Children a Safer and Happier Childhood
Give Children a Safer and Happier Childhood
Give Children a Safer and Happier Childhood
Give Children a Safer and Happier Childhood
Give Children a Safer and Happier Childhood
Give Children a Safer and Happier Childhood
Give Children a Safer and Happier Childhood
Give Children a Safer and Happier Childhood

Summary

The Ludoteca Merced, located in Valparaiso, Chile, is a place where children go every day to participate in supervised play complemented with workshops such as cooking, music, and more. These children live in vulnerable situations that are affected by poverty, violence, problems in their life context and spending time on the streets. Our program creates a space where children know that they are cared for and loved, giving them life skills and values which they need for life.

$20,000
total goal
$11,593
remaining
71
donors
5
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
1
year

Challenge

We work with vulnerable children who live in violent conditions, with a lack of safe spaces for childhood and play. There is also a deficit of 6,000 hours of play in Chilean children lives (40% of the playtime they need) limiting their possibilities of learning and recreation, generating exclusion, without good and healthy cognitive, social, emotional and physical development, limiting their opportunities in their adult life, social insertion accentuates poverty and violent environment.

Solution

The Ludoteca offers a preventive system instead of a conventional corrective system, distancing children from the dangers of the streets and unsafe situations in their daily lives. Before they could run into potential risk behaviors, the project gives the children a place of love designed for them by replacing their time close to risk situations for a time of healthy play, educational and fun activities with volunteers and professionals to support them.

Long-Term Impact

The project impacts more than 50 different kids a year, giving them skills for their lifetime, helping children to develop social skills for healthy relationships, promoting their success at school, decreasing violent behavior. Also, the project benefits the neighborhood where it is placed, which was a dangerous place, now it's a safe and friendly meeting point. We believe children should be happy, with high self-esteem, have more hours of play in a space built especially for them.

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Organization Information

Fundacion Minga Valpo

Location: ConCon, Valparaiso - Chile
Website:
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Twitter: @mingavalpo
Project Leader:
Carolina Moraes
ConCon, Valparaiso Chile
$8,407 raised of $20,000 goal
 
168 donations
$11,593 to go
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