Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home

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Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home
Taking care of their own seeds.
Taking care of their own seeds.

Starting the month of May, we love to greet you with a report of normality the activities carried out in the programs. It has been four months of reactivation of the training strategies for children, adolescents and youth from the dimensions of body, mind and spirit, according to the principles of our founder's SER Philosophy, which have made them feel very motivated and full of expectations. Thanks to your permanent support, they began their school, technical, and university year in February with their uniforms and necessary supplies for a good academic performance.

We are happy to share with you some special moments of this quarter:

  • The Annual General Assembly was held on March 23, in which our General Director Diana Zamudio presented the results of 2021. With a total of 620 adolescent and young children living in the boarding programs, and 376 families, one of our main challenges for 2022 is to prioritize the family strengthening program to fortify the bonds affected during the pandemic.
  • This past April 4th we participated in “Little by Little” Campaign. Thanks to our donors we raised $685 USD, plus an additional $287 USD matching from GlobalGiving, for a total of $972 USD. We are happy with the result of this joint effort, which ranked us number 202nd among 5,936 projects participating. The money raised will be used to renovate the crockery and much needed items of the dining room.
  • Now that the city is up and running, we have taken advantage of the opportunities that different entities have offered us to take part in recreational and cultural activities outside the homes. As in Colombia, we celebrate Children's Month in April, they were invited to spend a day of total fun at the Mundo Aventura Park, the Universidad del Bosque prepared a cultural activity in which they toured the entire campus, the library and the zoo. They also had a snack and ended with a didactic film. Several restaurants that participated in the Burger Master annual contest, for the best hamburger in Bogotá, sent delicious hamburgers to our homes.
  • The vegetable garden of the Nuevo Amanecer home, became a training space in which we want children to raise their awareness about the importance nature, and to reinforce their contact with it. Crops of lettuce, kale, coriander and other vegetables are already consumed in their daily meals. Each child is responsible for the care and growth process of their own seeds.
  • We want to highlight the story of Christian, one of our young university students from the St. Patrick’s home. With a difficult family history of poverty and consumption, he joined the program 7 years ago. At the beginning, he had difficulties respecting authority figures, but with time and the support of the team, his responsible and collaborative temperament began to emerge. He finished high school, became a systems technician at SENA and little by little he focused on clear objectives of professional study. Today, he is in his sixth semester of Systems Engineering at the Catholic University and at the same time he works part-time at STT technology company. With his income, he helps his younger sister to finish her studies and he bought a motorcycle on credit to get around. He practices volleyball on weekends and his development has been very positive in all areas.
  • In the context of the pre-electoral moment that our country is experiencing, we attended the Conversation "Childhood Does Not Wait" at the University of the Andes, in which the presidential candidates spoke with children from different regions of the country. On behalf of all the most vulnerable children in Colombia, they asked for actions to improve mental health, nutrition, malnutrition rates, and the improvement access to quality of education.

We are so thankful for your permanent commitment to make these results possible! We know that, with everyone's help, we can continue building a more just and inclusive country; in which the rights of children become a priority and to be able to continue meeting the needs of the most vulnerable, especially adolescents, who are most exposed to social risks if they do not have timely intervention.

On behalf of Papá Jaime, the entire team, and specially our children, receive our gratitude for your usual support and generous contributions.

All the best,

PATRICIA GONZALEZ

Community Relations Manager

Nothing like going to school!
Nothing like going to school!
Recreation a fundamental right
Recreation a fundamental right
Christian is now a very stimulating influence!
Christian is now a very stimulating influence!
Children participating and defending their rights
Children participating and defending their rights
Reinforcing the principles of SER philosophy
Reinforcing the principles of SER philosophy

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A milestone that comes from hard work!
A milestone that comes from hard work!

We are more than excited to start this new year, alongside each and every one of our donors. Our hopes are that this year brings more normality especially for our children, who are eager to enjoy their school year, meet new friends, and work on their inner transformation process. 

We’d like to share with you, some of our major events since September, and a few goals we are looking forward to meet this 2022:

  • A special success story that makes us very proud was the graduation of Carlos Obando as an Economist at the Universidad Politécnico Grancolombiano. As we mentioned in the previous report, Carlos completed his seven-year training process at our St. Patrick Headquarters and he is starting his professional career in a renowned company. His example is very motivating for the rest of the children of the program, who see the possibility of fulfilling their dreams as they work on their life projects with our team of professionals.  
  • This past November 30th, we participated in “Giving Tuesday”. Thanks to our donors, we raised a total of $9,829.00 USD, which will be used to purchase a backpack, jacket and pair of shoes for our 102 children and adolescents in the in-house residential programs. Unfortunately, the purchase of these gifts has been delayed until the end of the month due to a COVID-19 outbreak in our staff and children, who cannot return to school until the beggining of February. 
  • Despite bio-safety concerns, the children enjoyed the loving company of many people to celebrate the Christmas holidays. The children's choir opened Christmas at the Sofitel Victoria Regia Hotel and companies such as Asesoftware, Otto Tours, Evertec, Forum Latam, HandsOn, accompanied them with gifts and celebrations in each of the venues. For instance, Autoniza invited them to skate on his ice rink, an activity they fully enjoyed. Likewise, volunteers and close friends of the Foundation offered them delicious New Year's Eve dinners. With so many activities, and gifts, our children were more than happy with the way things turned out this past Christmas!
  • We are honored that in December 2021, our GlobalGiving corporate gift card donations increased to 30 donations vs. 17 in December 2020. With this in mind, we’d like to not only thank the donors, but also the companies that provide the opportunity, for these donations to happen. And of course, GlobalGiving we thank you for being the bridge that unites our cause with well-respected companies around the world. 
  • Our purpose for 2022 is to always think about what we can do better in terms of providing attention for the the children, adolescents and young adults we protect in our programs, according to their ages, needs and dreams, and to provide support and accompaniment to their family groups on how to maintain the guarantee of their rights, aligned with the global trends of the UN and international guidelines for protection. The challenge is to improve the integral development of children, generate sustainable changes in their family environments in order not to avoid any recurrence of violation of their rights, and start their process in the Foundation with a view to the future from their entry and reception in our programs.
  • In terms of fundraising we hope to continue expanding our community, inspiring everyone to join from their possibilities to achieve our common goal of transforming lives and fulfilling thousands of dreams.

All of our accomplishments, have only been possible thanks to the continuous support that our donor community network has provided in 2021, which in turn gives us the chance to continue our day-to-day operation and thus be able to set goals for the future. It is very fulfilling to know that even in the most uncertain times, we can count on our donor community, who of course will always be a part of the Fundación Niños de los Andes’ family. With that being said, we wish you all the best in your future endeavors and kindly invite you to visit our website for updates about our cause. 

On behalf of Papa Jaime our founder, Board of Directors, Diana Zamudio General Director, our children and staff we'd like to wish you a happy 2022, and thank you for your commitment. 

Best regards, 

Patricia Gonzalez 

Community Relations Manager 

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Estamos muy emocionados por comenzar este nuevo año, junto a todos y cada uno de ustedes, nuestros queridos donantes y amigos. El 2021 significó un año de muchos retos y aprendizajes y no queremos dejar pasar esta oportunidad para agradecer su confianza y apoyo. Esperamos que este año traiga algo más de normalidad, especialmente para nuestros niños, que están ansiosos por iniciar su año escolar, conocer nuevos amigos y trabajar en su proceso de transformación interior. 

Nos gustaría revivir con ustedes lo mejor de 2021 y algunos objetivos que esperamos cumplir este 2022:

  • Un caso de éxito especial que nos tiene muy orgullosos fue la graduación de Carlos Obando como Economista en la Universidad Politécnico Grancolombiano. Carlos realizó su proceso de siete años de formación en nuestra Sede St. Patrick y como les contamos, en el reporte anterior, está iniciando su carrera profesional en una reconocida empresa. Su ejemplo es muy motivador para el resto de los chicos del programa, quienes ven la posibilidad de cumplir sus sueños en la medida que trabajen sus proyectos de vida de la mano de nuestro equipo de profesionales.  
  • El pasado 30 de noviembre participamos en "Giving Tuesday". Gracias a nuestros donantes, recaudamos un total de $9,829.00 USD, que se utilizarán para comprar una mochila, chaqueta y par de zapatos para los 102 niños, niñas y adolescentes que atendemos en los programas de internado. Desafortunadamente, la compra de estos regalos se ha retrasado hasta finales de mes debido a un brote de COVID-19 en nuestro personal y niños, que no pueden regresar a la escuela hasta principios de febrero. 
  • A pesar de las inquietudes por temas de bio seguridad, los niños gozaron de la compañía amorosa de muchas personas para celebrar las fiestas Navideñas. El coro de los niños abrió la Navidad en el Hotel Sofitel Victoria Regia y empresas como Asesoftware, Otto Tours, Evertec, Forum Latam, HandsOn, los acompañaron con regalos y celebraciones en cada una de las sedes. Autoniza los invitó a patinar en su pista de hielo, actividad que disfrutaron plenamente. De igual forma, voluntarios y amigos cercanos de la Fundación les ofrecieron deliciosas cenas de fin de año. Los niños, niñas y jóvenes estuvieron realmente felices después de mucho tiempo sin visitas. 
  • Nos sentimos honrados de que, en diciembre de 2021, nuestras donaciones provenientes de tarjetas de regalo corporativas de GlobalGiving aumentaron a 30 donaciones, frente a 17 recibidas en diciembre de 2020. Por esta razón nos gustaría no solo agradecer a nuestros donantes, sino también a las empresas que brindan la oportunidad para que estas donaciones sucedan. Y, por supuesto, a GlobalGiving le agradecemos por ser el puente que une nuestra causa con empresas respetadas en todo el mundo.
  • Nuestro propósito para 2022 será siempre pensar en entregar algo mejor a los niños, niñas, adolescentes y jóvenes que protegemos en nuestros programas, de acuerdo con su edades, necesidades y sueños, y brindar apoyo y acompañamiento a sus grupos familiares sobre cómo mantener la garantía de sus derechos, alineados con las tendencias globales de la ONU y las directrices internacionales para la protección. El reto es mejorar el desarrollo integral de los niños, generar cambios sostenibles en sus entornos familiares en procura de que no se repitan los hechos de vulneración, e iniciar su proceso en la Fundación con una mirada de futuro desde su ingreso y acogida en nuestros programas.
  • En materia de recaudación de fondos esperamos continuar ampliando nuestra comunidad, inspirando a todos a unirse desde sus posibilidades al logro de nuestro común objetivo de transformar vidas y cumplir miles de sueños. 

Todos nuestros logros, solo han sido posibles gracias al apoyo continuo que nuestra comunidad de donantes ha brindado en 2021, lo que a su vez nos da la oportunidad de continuar con la operación diaria y así poder establecer metas para el futuro. Es muy gratificante saber que incluso en los momentos más inciertos, podemos contar con ustedes, que por supuesto siempre serán parte de nuestra familia Niños de los Andes. Dicho esto, les deseamos todo lo mejor en sus esfuerzos futuros y los invitamos amablemente a visitar nuestro sitio web para obtener actualizaciones sobre nuestra causa. 

Papá Jaime nuestro fundador, nuestra Junta Directiva, Diana Zamudio Directora General, el equipo y por supuesto nuestros niños, niñas y jóvenes, les deseamos lo mejor para 2022 y agradecemos su gran compromiso. 

Cordialmente,

Patricia González 

Proyección a la Comunidad 

"Noche de Velitas", a Colombian holiday tradition.
"Noche de Velitas", a Colombian holiday tradition.
Gifts that touch the heart, and bring a smile.
Gifts that touch the heart, and bring a smile.
Their first ice-skating experience!
Their first ice-skating experience!
Volunteering done right and with love!
Volunteering done right and with love!
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Meet our directive team!
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Eager to welcome back corporate volunteering!
Eager to welcome back corporate volunteering!

2021, has brought a whirlwind of emotions for our organization and for our children who continue to wait for the day this pandemic will be over. Fortunately, the COVID-19 peak has slowed down and we are excited to announce that all of our staff are fully vaccinated, allowing us to slowly host small corporate events with few volunteers. Similarly, all of our children in St. Patrick have resumed presential classes with so far very few infection cases, permitting a smooth transition into what we hope better days for their education experience. 

Since we last reported in June lots has happened, and we are eager to share a few of the following successes and upcoming event for the end of the year!

  1. "Bonus Day" was a huge sucess. We raised $11,338, with a matching fund of $1,428 from 7 donations. With these funds, we were able to fix two major plumbing issues, mend several snapped trees and buy a new roof for the trash and pantry room in Nuevo Amanecer. We are truly happy that we can count on such a loyal donor network committed with the present and future of our children. 
  2. Here is a success story: Eight years ago, Carlos Obando arrived to our Foundation, lost, unmotivated, and with no desire to forgive and forget his past, and much less to grow into a strong independent young man. However, after many ups and downs, through our Founder's philosophy, we were able to transform all of his anger into a passion to have a better future, after all he is one of the brightest minds we have ever met. Today, we can happily share that he has finished his career in Politecnico Gran Colombiano University as an Economist, and better yet he has been hired to be a Data Analyst in a well renounded company in the city of Bucaramanga. This achievement not only resembles his brilliance, dedication and passion but also stands out as despite the socio-economic issues as a result of the pandemic, he got a job!
  3. The happiness of the children and adolescents of the Foundation is in our hands. This past August, UPS volunteer hosted "Kites to the Wind" activity, where our children took their new kites took the sky at the Nuevo Amanecer home.  This activity marks the first corporate volunteer experience that we happily welcome as we slowly have been allowed to recieve such, in this new normality.
  4. As the year comes to an end, we look forward to hopefully having a more "normal" set of celebrations. As you may know, December is the most important and joyous time at the Foundation. As the new normal approaches, and more people get vaccinated we hope that some generous companies and families come together and celebrate the time of year that each and everyone of our children eagerly await.

Results like these, show us that together we can increase the impact in our problematic society and thus positively transform childrens' lives.

We wish you all the best in your future endeavors and kindly invite you to visit our website for updates about our cause. 

On behalf of Papa Jaime our founder, children, staff and Board of Directors, we thank you again for your donation and commitment!

Best regards,  

Patricia Gonzalez 

Community Relations Manager

 

El 2021, ha traído un torbellino de emociones para nuestra organización y para nuestros niños que siguen esperando el día en que esta pandemia haya terminado. Afortunadamente, el pico de COVID-19 se ha ralentizado y nos complace anunciar que todo nuestro personal está completamente vacunado, lo que nos permite organizar lentamente pequeños eventos corporativos con pocos voluntarios. Del mismo modo, todos nuestros niños en la sede St. Patrick han reanudado las clases presenciales con hasta ahora muy pocos casos de infección, lo que permite una transición sin problemas a lo que esperamos sean mejores días para su experiencia educativa.

¡Desde junio, última vez que enviamos reporte, han sucedido muchas cosas y queremos compartirlas con ustedes junto con los próximos eventos para fin de año!

  1. "Bonus Day" fue un gran éxito. Recaudamos $11,338 dólares, con un fondo de contrapartida de $1,428 de 7 donaciones. Con estos fondos pudimos solucionar problemas importantes de plomería, reparar varios árboles caídos, comprar nuevo techo para los cuartos de basura y despensa y realizar otras obras urgentes de mantenimiento en la sede Nuevo Amanecer. Estamos realmente felices y agradecidos de poder contar con una red de donantes tan leal y comprometida con el bienestar de nuestros niños y niñas.  
  2. La felicidad de los niños y adolescentes de la Fundación está en nuestras manos. En agosto pasado, el grupo de Voluntarios UPS organizó la actividad "Cometas al viento", en la que nuestros niños elevaron sus nuevas cometas al cielo en la casa de Nuevo Amanecer. Esta actividad marca la primera experiencia de voluntariado corporativo que acogemos con satisfacción, ya que poco a poco se nos ha permitido llevarlas a cabo en esta nueva normalidad.
  3. Para este final de año esperamos tener un conjunto de celebraciones más "normal". Como ustedes saben, diciembre es el mes más importante y alegre para los niños de la Fundación. A medida que más personas se vacunan, esperamos que algunas empresas y familias generosas se unan y celebren la época del año que todos y cada uno de nuestros niños esperan ansiosamente.
  4. Y cerramos con una bella historia de éxito: Hace ocho años, Carlos Obando llegó a nuestra Fundación, perdido, desmotivado y sin ganas de perdonar y olvidar su pasado, y mucho menos de convertirse en un joven fuerte e independiente. Sin embargo, después de muchos altibajos, y apoyados en los postulados de la filosofía SER de nuestro Fundador, pudimos transformar toda su ira en una pasión por tener un futuro mejor, después de todo, es uno de los muchachos más brillantes que ha pasado por nuestros programas. Hoy, podemos compartir felizmente que ha terminado su carrera de Economía en la Universidad Politécnico Gran Colombiano y mejor aún ha sido contratado como analista de datos en una importante empresa de tecnología en la ciudad de Bucaramanga. Este logro, no solo es resultado de su inteligencia, disciplina, dedicación y pasión, lo es también de su habilidad en las entrevistas de selección, pues a pesar de la escaza oferta de empleos resultado de la pandemia, él logró obtener su trabajo.  

Resultados como estos, nos demuestran que juntos podemos lograr un gran impacto en la sociedad, transformando positivamente la vida de muchos niños, niñas y adolescentes en riesgo.

Te deseamos lo mejor en tus futuras tareas y te invitamos amablemente a visitar nuestro sitio web para que conozcas información actualizada sobre nuestra labor. 

En nombre de Papá Jaime, nuestros directivos y especialmente los niños y niñas de los Andes recibe un afectuoso saludo,  

Patricia González

Directora de Proyección a la Comunidad

Transforming broken trees into eco friendly seats!
Transforming broken trees into eco friendly seats!
A fixed roof results in a cleaner pantry.
A fixed roof results in a cleaner pantry.
Carlos, an inspiring St. Patrick success story.
Carlos, an inspiring St. Patrick success story.
Outdoor activities like these, that bring a smile!
Outdoor activities like these, that bring a smile!
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Hoping that we see celebrations like these again!
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After several years, she recovered her self-esteem
After several years, she recovered her self-esteem

Dear Donor,

Happy June! It seems like only yesterday we begun hearing news about COVID-19. What was then a disease in China, is now a pandemic that has completely changed the course of our world. Unfortunately to this day, we are still struggling with this pandemic as we are going through the third peak, severely affecting our society, but more importantly our children. Their imaginative minds have been limited to see only one house, one life, and one environment, that is confinement. However, the bright light can indeed shine, and that light is our donors, our community and our everlasting supporting friends and partners like GlobalGiving, that connect us with people like you.

Below we’d like to share some exciting things we have been working on this past trimester and those we will continue to work on in the upcoming months:

  • We are happy to announce that we have successfully designed our Learning Community Model, which is based on the institutional philosophy principles, and focused on the development of our children’s skills. This model enriches their technological skills that they previously struggled with, as a result of virtual schooling. 
  • Two years ago, Mariana* (10 yrs old) arrived to our foundation lost, sad and confused. Unfortunately, she was taken from her family after an accident that changed her life forever. During a Christmas celebration in company of her family firecrackers exploded in her right hand and as a result burnt off 4 of her fingers. Every Christmas she cries remembering this moment. To this day however, thanks to your support we are able to provide her with intensive psychosocial and pedagogical Intervention that brought her smile back, brighter than ever.
  • As we informed in our past report, we were invited to participate and experience the four month long “Greater Giving Summit”. After these exciting and enriching learning sessions, the summit came to an end this past May 18th. This experience brought us much needed insight from extensive research and skills regarding fundraising for the post-pandemic world and how we can thus react, transform and rebound with greater impact. 
  • We are excited to announce that we will be participating in this year’s Bonus Day! On July 14, donations of $100 and up will be eligible for matching funds from GlobalGiving! The higher the donation, the higher the match and the more we can accomplish together! As the date approaches, we will be sending out more information, so keep an eye out.
  • Because of the increasingly difficult socio-economic situation that we are living in Colombia, that has increased the poverty index by 42%, we decided to amplify our global impact by securing an alliance with Pindle. This is a global, travel-themed social media mobile application where users can pin images on a world map and share their moments with friends. As part of their efforts to give back to the world and community, they use their platform to create greater awareness for NGOs across the world, through their “NGO Badge List”.

Within this uncertainty, your help, contributions, and advocacy, have shown us, our staff and our children, that together we can make this world a better place for our children. So, thank you again. 

Stay tuned for more news in the upcoming months!

With love, 
Angelica Vega
Fundraising Official

*Her name was changed in order to protect her identity.

 

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Estimados donantes, 

¡Feliz Junio! Parece que fue ayer que empezamos a escuchar noticias sobre COVID-19. Lo que entonces era una enfermedad en China, es ahora una pandemia que ha cambiado por completo el rumbo de nuestro mundo. Desafortunadamente, hasta el día de hoy, todavía estamos luchando con esta pandemia, ya que estamos pasando por el tercer pico, afectando gravemente a nuestra sociedad, pero lo más importante a nuestros niños.  Sus mentes imaginativas, se han limitado a ver sólo una casa, una vida y un entorno, que es el confinamiento. Sin embargo, una luz nos acompaña, y esa luz son nuestros donantes, nuestra comunidad, nuestros amigos y especialmente un aliado como GlobalGiving que nos conecta con personas como tú. 

A continuación, nos gustaría compartir algunas cosas emocionantes en las que hemos estado trabajando en este trimestre pasado y en las que seguiremos trabajando en los próximos meses:

  • Nos complace anunciar que hemos diseñado con éxito nuestro Modelo de Comunidad de Aprendizaje, basado en los principios de filosofía institucional, y centrado en el desarrollo de competencias de nuestros niños y niñas.  Este modelo pretende crear espacios innovadores de formación y enriquecer sus habilidades tecnológicas que les dieron problemas en su experiencia de escolaridad virtual.
  • Hace dos años, Mariana* (10 años) llegó a nuestra Fundación perdida, triste y confundida. Desafortunadamente, fue arrebatada de su familia después de un accidente que cambió su vida en ese momento. Durante una celebración navideña en compañía de su familia, los petardos explotaron en su mano derecha y como resultado se quemaron 4 de sus dedos. Al día de hoy y gracias al apoyo de ustedes, logramos proporcionarle una oportuna atención psicosocial que trajo su sonrisa de vuelta, más brillante que nunca.
  • Como les informamos en nuestro reporte anterior, fuimos invitados a participar en el “Greater Giving Summit”, cumbre de cuatro meses de duración, en la que tuvimos una variedad de sesiones de aprendizaje muy enriquecedoras, que llegaron a su final el pasado mayo 18.  Esta experiencia nos trajo una visión innovadora y muy necesaria, como resultado de una amplia investigación acerca de las habilidades para la recaudación de fondos en un mundo post-pandemia y sobre cómo podemos reaccionar, transformar y recuperar con mayor impacto para nuestras comunidades.
  • ¡Estamos encantados de anunciarles que participaremos en el Bonus Day de este año! ¡El 14 de julio, las donaciones de USD $100 en adelante serán elegibles para igualar los fondos por parte de GlobalGiving! ¡Cuanto mayor sea la donación, mayor será el partido y más podremos lograr juntos! A medida que se acerque la fecha, estaremos enviando más información, ¡así que no lo pierdas de vista!
  • Debido a la cada vez más difícil situación socioeconómica que estamos viviendo en Colombia, que ha elevado el índice de pobreza a un 42% en el país, decidimos ampliar nuestro impacto global pactando una alianza con Pindle. Esta es una aplicación móvil global de redes sociales con temática de viajes, donde los usuarios pueden anclar imágenes en un mapa del mundo y compartir sus momentos con amigos. Como parte de sus esfuerzos por devolver al mundo y a la comunidad, ellos utilizan su plataforma para crear una mayor conciencia sobre el trabajo de las ONG de todo el mundo, a través de su "Lista de Insignias de ONG".

Todo lo anterior sumado a la ayuda de ustedes, sus contribuciones y su apoyo incondicional han demostrado a nuestro equipo y a nuestros niños, que juntos podemos construir un mundo mejor a pesar de las adversidades. Así que, gracias de nuevo.

Manténgase atento para más noticias en los próximos meses!

Con amor,
Angelica Vega
Oficial de Fundraising 

*El nombre de la niña ha sido cambiado para proteger su identidad. 

Our Nuevo Amanecer children, learning to adapt.
Our Nuevo Amanecer children, learning to adapt.
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Growing our impact from new learning experiences.
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Expanding our global outreach, one step at a time.
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No matter what, together we can celebrate!
No matter what, together we can celebrate!

Dear Donors, 

As we say goodbye to 2020, better late than never, we would like to express our gratitude to each and everyone of you!

We are delighted to start a new year full of positive energy ready to meet goals and improve every day the quality of services we provide to the 621 children, who develop their potentials under our protection. 2020 taught us to overcome challenges that seemed impossible and awarded us with the solidarity of many volunteers and company such as UPS, Cargill Inc., Mercado Libre, Thermos, Quala, Mitsui, Vass, National Instruments, Set-Icap, Asesoftware, Sutherland, La Bonne Cuisine, Brownies Paraiso who with their contributions and accompaniment made it possible for our children to have a Merry Christmas full of gifts and celebrations! With this being said, we'd also like to take a moment and recognize every single donor, who during the most difficult time, were willing to help our Colombian children, no matter the amount. In the darkest of days, we are happy to see the brightest light which is our donor community! 

This year, our Directorate-General 2021's focus is to strengthen the pedagogical area, get the whole staff and children, to take over the use of technologies to meet the virtual education goals, that are here to stay. This crisis situation also requires us to rethink and innovate the fundraising strategy, taking advantage of the opportunities provided by virtuality in order to thus, to expand our community of donors and collaborators.

Here are some important projects for 2021:

  • Advancing our virtual learning experience for our children: Thanks to the UPS Foundation we are able to invest 10,000 USD into better connectivity for our programs, as in 2021 virtual education will continue to be the primary form of learning for our young and bright children. These funds will complement those raised in 2020's July Bonus Day, thanks to your support!
  • Our CEPSA Foundation Social Development Project: With the project "Closing the Digital Gap for Virtual Education of Children, and Adolescents at Risk", we fulfill our dream of winning the Special Employee Award awarded by the Cepsa Foundation as part of its annual Award for Social Value Awards, in support of projects that contribute to the development of the least-favoured communities in their environment. A Learning Community Model will be implemented to optimize the Foundation's formative environment.
  • Greater Giving Summit: On Feburary 23rd, we have been invited to participate in the "Greater Giving Summit", a virtual event organized by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation philanthropic team, with the assistance of more than 200 leaders from around the world, discussing how to reinvent charitable  donations in the post-COVID 19 era. This discussion will have as central themes "React, Transform, Replicate".
  • Some dreams come true: We are proud to highlight some of our children's achievements of the Nuevo Amanecer and St. Patrick in-house programs: Luis, entered the Alianza FC Football School. Leidy,was accepted into the Delta Force Aviation School in the Cabin Crew Program, Cristian graduated as Business Administrator at the Grancolombiano Polytechnic University, José started his studies in Environmental Engineering. Isn't this fantastic?

Papa Jaime and our Board Members wish you all the best for 2021, greatly appreciate your commitment, and hope that this year you continue to carry our children and young adolescents in your heart.

With love,

Angelica Vega

Fundraising Official

Stepping our at-home education experience, up!
Stepping our at-home education experience, up!
Creating a virtual-friendly learning model!
Creating a virtual-friendly learning model!
Learning from remarkable leaders and experts!
Learning from remarkable leaders and experts!
Big efforts, better results!
Big efforts, better results!
Papa Jaime, our Founder, sends his loving regards
Papa Jaime, our Founder, sends his loving regards
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Fundacion Ninos de los Andes

Location: Bogota, Cundinamarca - Colombia
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Project Leader:
Patricia Gonzalez
Bogota, Colombia
$348,835 raised of $500,000 goal
 
2,185 donations
$151,165 to go
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