Educate 160 Colombian orphans and conflict victims

by Conexion Colombia

My name is Emmanuel José, I am 8 years old and live with my dad and older brother. Since the death of my mother, I have lived in many houses and every now and then a woman takes care of us when dad isn´t around. Sometimes I feel lonely and sad because I don´t have many friends.

I am studying at the Institución Educativa Fundación Estructurar where they have given me love and care, because the teachers care about me and treat me very well; they are my new family. I have learned many things such as being respectful to others and caring for myself. I like to play soccer, Xbox and surf the web.

I would like to thank God and the people that are helping me because with them I can smile and enjoy the small and big things in life.



I am Jasbleidy Melliz Guerrero Camelo, I am 10 years old and I was surrounded by people who did not treat me well Thanks to an anonymous call, people knew my situation and now I am rebuilding my life.

Today, I can say I finally find my happy place at school, a place full of joy and friends.There, I can express my feelings through art and creativity.

A group of professionals help me every day with my homeworks and teach me how to use the internet. Estructurar Foundation has improved my quality of life at home. Now, I dialogue with my parents in order to solve problems and enjoy every time I got with my sisters. Thanks to Estructurar I am a friendly person, healthier with a new conscius about my health, my eating habits and my life. But I have to confess I am not such a big fan of onion and beet.

Thanks for your support, thanks for you commitment with colombian children ahd their education.



I'm Luis Miguel Baez Ramirez and I want to tell you my history. I used to live in a very nice farm where my favorite toys were the blackberry trees. For me picking blackberries was not a work, was a delight. Besides play, I ate some of them “occasionally” they are delicious!

When I was 7, my parents started to run and said to me to enlisted “Motas” our dog. We have to leave our life there so fast that I didn´t have time to say good bye to my trees! Today, I am nine years old and I still do not know why we have to leave our home.

I have learned many things in the city, now I play football and I love to spend my time with my friends. I'm studying, I have had to work hard, but I have succeeded. If one day, I return to the farm I want to go back when I am graduate and very knowledge. I want to be like such engineers sowing know very well.

It is not easy, before we were all together as a family, now my dad is not with us and my mom works, but we found a place allows us to study, recreate, learn and have fun. My brothers and I want to succeed and overcome all difficulties. We are so confident that we will achieve it¡

Thank you very much for your support¡ you are making possible the impossible¡



My name Yamile, I was born in November 3rd , 2001 in El Banco Magdalena (Colombia). I lived with my grandparents, my parents and brothers. I lived in a huge house wwith five rooms and amazing fruit trees. I enjoyed to go to the river where I spent hours having fun in the clear water and watching the fish in water and listening to the chirping of birds. Suddenly, my family had to run out at nigh looking for a place to lot up a ranch with Tables and plastics. It was sad not to to say goodbye to my friends, let my grandparents and understand why we had to leave our home. Now I am in 5 grade, I feel happy because I have new friends and they show me how much important I was which was really important for my selfconfidence. I participate in several complementary activities as the band and playing the drums. Our life has been hard, I had to live my parents divorce but I am not alone. God is with me and the foundation has played an important role in my life. Thank you very much for your support, you are making possible the impossible


My name is YAMILE MARIA, I was born in November 3, 2001 in El Banco, Magdalena (Colombia). I use to live with my grandparents, my parents and brothers. We had a huge house with five rooms and beautiful fruit trees. We loved to climb on the trees to eat fresch oranges, mangoes and lemons.

We felt free and happy. I enjoyed to go to the river where I spent hours having fun in the clear water and watching the fish in water and listening to the chirping of birds. Suddenly We have to left our home, we travelled all night long searching a place to lot up a ranch with some wood and plastics.I felt sad for not being able to say goodbye to
my friends, my grandparents and it was very hard to understand why we had to leave our home.

Now I am studying in Estructurar Foundation, I am in 5 grade and they have tought me that I am a beautiful person which is really important for my self confidence. I am able to participate in group discussions and another complementary activities.

The Life has been hard for me and my family and I have to face difficult times like the divorce of my parents but I don´t feel alone because God is always with me and we have so many people who have been with us so long. We just have to live life in the way it is, there is a whole world expecting for me and my dreams¡

Thank you very much, your support means a lot for me and my family¡



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Conexion Colombia

Location: Bogota, Cundinamarca - Colombia
Website: http:/​/​​
Conexion Colombia
Project Leader:
Martina Cocco
Bogota, D.C. Colombia

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