Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home

by Fundacion Ninos de los Andes
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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
Sep 23, 2021

We are almost through 2021! Se nos acabo 2021!

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!
Hoping that we see celebrations like these again!
Hoping that we see celebrations like these again!
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Location: Bogota, Cundinamarca - Colombia
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$344,675 raised of $500,000 goal
 
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