Children
 Colombia
Project #15299

Contribute to Early Education in Colombia

by To Love is To Give

Summary

This project is to contribute to the health program for 390 children ages 0 to 5 years at our two Early Childhood Development centers in Yumbo Valle del Cauca, Colombia. We contribute to the Early Childhood Development of the most vulnerable children in Colombia. Our aim is that these children have the opportunity to unblock their cognitive potential and be successful in school and later in adult life, and so to break the cycle of poverty that has plagued Colombia for several generations.
$7,795
total raised
50
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

Colombia has more than five million children ages 0-5 years old and 62% of them have no access to Early Childhood Development. In Yumbo 10% of the population fall within this age range and their cognitive, socio-emotional, and physical development potential are being blocked. Helping children in the first stages of their life has a multiplier effect on society. If we don't invest in the first years of life it becomes more and more difficult for children to reach their full development potential.

Solution

The effect of disease and malnutrition on young children (ages 0-5) can be devastating. It can impede behavioral and cognitive development, educability, and overall health status. With this program we will provide stronger nursing care to all of the children in our centers who require primary health care, the current program is not sufficient due to the high number of children, and there are difficulties and barriers to access health services through the health system.

Long-Term Impact

The reduced dropout and repetition rates, improved school achievements, greater adult productivity, and higher levels of social and emotional functioning encouraged by ECD programs make them a highly cost-effective means of strengthening society as a whole by ensuring that its individual members live up to their full potentials. The municipality of Yumbo has 111,000 inhabitants that in the long term will benefit greatly by having a society that can contribute at a higher level.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.toloveistogive.org
To Love is To Give Website

Organization Information

To Love is To Give

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.toloveistogive.org
Project Leader:
Mercedes Fernandez
New York, NY United States

Retired Project!

This project is no longer accepting donations.
 

Still want to help?

Find another project in Colombia or in Children that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.