Better life than war and poverty for Bogota youth

by Pintando Caminos Asociacion Para Recrear el Futuro
celena
celena

With great pleasure we can share with you an excellent year-end, 190 children were cared, 140 from them were every day to receive love, food, and training. During December we made several activities with children, they made chocolate houses, we were visited for a great artist who made each child a caricature,.we also made christmas cards and note books to sell during the christmas time and collect funds. On the 24th all the children received their gift as well as the Christmas dinner for the whole family We want to highlight the gift of celena, she had asked god for a pink bike, for the last two years and she got it, please look at the photo and smile with us THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING US AND WISH YOU A 2017 FULL OF LOVE, PACE AND HEALTH

painting day
painting day
art exhibition
art exhibition

As we told you, this year PINTANDO CAMINOS is devoting much of its efforts to support children and young people in their process of developing self-esteem and improve their self-value.

 Convinced  that children and young people with strong self-esteem and a good concept of its self-value make decisions in their lives that lead them towards their full realization as human beings.

 

We regret seeing poverty become real in our girls lives because of early pregnancies, last year two young girls of 13 and 15 years old became pregnant despite all the efforts that the team of pintando caminos made in this subject.

 

Because of this situation we started a program with the Rotary club of Bogota, which we call Superheroes, this program has been structured using tools such as coaching, experiential education and leadership training, we are facing the problem not from prevention, but, from self-value, if love myself I respect me and respect my body, if I love myself I recognize my value and others value so I make smart decisions, if I love myself I take care of myself and others so I think before acting.

 

This project has been going for one year with two groups of 20 children each, the idea is to replicate it for all children over 10 years old and make it a replicable experience for other foundations and communities.

 

As always thank you for supporting us and believe in what we do

 

I care and I take care of you
I care and I take care of you
maite against drugs
maite against drugs
thats me
thats me

During this new semester PINTANDO redoubled our efforts to carry out the leadership school that we have been dreaming about; In this stagechildren and young’s reinforces their courage and self-esteem , we have called it “learning to love myself, because we understood that develop self value is a powerful learning that transforms people’s lives.

 To achieve this goal we have realized several workshops and activities where children develop an awareness of who they are and their multiple skills I cando, I 'm worth

 All this 2016 it’s focused on children and young’s recognize their value , and from there they begin to think differently about their future

As always THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO BELIEVE IN WHAT WE DO

 

Best regard 

super heroes
super heroes
drawing me
drawing me
diana dilan carolina y sofia
diana dilan carolina y sofia

They are Diana (LEFT) and Carolina, Diana is 16 and Carolina is 14years old, both have been beneficiaries of our program for several years, both have attended different activities where we talk about how to prevent early pregnancy and how valuable they are, however, both of them became pregnant, Diana when she was 15 and Carolina when she was 13, in none of the cases the father is helping with the children.

 Although this story is sad, Pintando Caminos had a great learning: it is not enough to teach them to read and write; is not enough to develop workshops and courses on pregnancy prevention; its not enough to have them busy playing and doing crafts. We need to make them become EMPOWERED and make them aware that their future and their happiness and also  the future of the planet depends only on them and how they make their decisions, so since last year and especially  this year Pintando Caminos is evolving into a LEADERSHIP school where the priority is to make that everything  happening here teaches children and youth to make the best out of them, to value them selfs and take responsibility for their actions.

Pintando Caminos is present for these girls because we love them with all of our heart, Diana help us  at Pintando Caminos, supporting young children and attends every day with Dilan Samuel, her son, so she can pay their basic expenses, buying diapers and pay for the place where she lives with hes sister, she is studing weekends so she can finish school.

Diana lives with her parents who help her care for Sofia and attend regulary our programs.

 AS ALWAYS THANK S FOR BELIEVING IN OUR WORK

diana y sofia
diana y sofia
dilan y alex
dilan y alex

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Leadership workshop about Friendship
Leadership workshop about Friendship

At the end of the year we are delighted and grateful for all the support we recieved throught the year, we can keep working knowing that we are not alone because of YOU!!!

We are thankfull because we accomplish...

3000 Lunches served with LOVE

195 CHILDREN benneficiaries of multiple academic, ludic, and artistic activities.

137 of 140 beneficiaries were PROMOTED with good grades

more than 40 children and adolescents benefited from LEADERSHIP workshops as part of our leadership school "Pintela y se la Coloreo"

12 workshops for PARENTS

Hand made, recicling costume contest with more than 60 AWARDS including visits to Amusement parks and cinema

200 Christmas PRESENTS delivered

100 DINNERS served for Christmas

 Pintando Caminos was promoted in local television and has a new web site

Wells Fargo award and nomination for the "Portafolio" Foundation of the year

Only positive things to say, by 2016 we hope to recieve more children, improve school leadership and increase the number of workshops for parents, we hope thet you will continue helping us in this beautifull task, and together we can help Colombian Youth Draw a Better Path for Their Lives!

Campaign to keep our facilities clean
Campaign to keep our facilities clean
Costume Contest
Costume Contest
Leadership workshop "Pintela y se la Coloreo"
Leadership workshop "Pintela y se la Coloreo"
Academic support with homework
Academic support with homework
Ludic activities for the smallest ones
Ludic activities for the smallest ones

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Pintando Caminos Asociacion Para Recrear el Futuro

Location: Bogota, Cundinamarca - Colombia
Website: http:/​/​www.pintandocaminos.com
Project Leader:
Alexandra Tamara
Bogota, Colombia

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