Creating a haven for kids through football and art

by Fundacion Tiempo de Juego
Play Video
Creating a haven for kids through football and art
Creating a haven for kids through football and art
Creating a haven for kids through football and art
Creating a haven for kids through football and art
Creating a haven for kids through football and art
Creating a haven for kids through football and art
Creating a haven for kids through football and art
Creating a haven for kids through football and art
Creating a haven for kids through football and art
Creating a haven for kids through football and art
Creating a haven for kids through football and art
Creating a haven for kids through football and art
Creating a haven for kids through football and art
Creating a haven for kids through football and art
Creating a haven for kids through football and art
Creating a haven for kids through football and art
Creating a haven for kids through football and art
Creating a haven for kids through football and art
Creating a haven for kids through football and art

Summary

Santa Marta is located on the Caribbean coast in Colombia. The region is marked by 50 years of military conflict and 32% of the population live in poverty (less than 90 US$/ month). More than 80% of the 7,000 people living in the neighborhood "La Lucha" have been displaced by violence. Schooling and other opportunities to make productive use of free time are missing. This makes the population vulnerable to joining gangs and to teenage pregnancies.The rate of domestic violence is alarmingly high.

$25,000
total goal
$21,447
remaining
14
donors
0
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
2
years

Challenge

The neighborhood "La Lucha" is located in the south of Santa Marta, on the Caribbean coast. The region is marked by 50 years of military conflict in Colombia. More than 80% of the 7,000 people living in La Lucha have been displaced by violence. Schooling and other opportunties to make productive use of free time are missing. This makes the population more vulnerable to joining gangs and teenage pregnancies, 30% of residents are thought to suffer from drug addiction.

Solution

Tiempo de Juego in Santa Marta seeks to bring about the productive use of free time among children and young people. The organization works to distance them from the challenges that surround them, by educating them using strategies such as sports and cultural activities. Tiempo de Juego uses soccer as its main intervention tool to address social problems, given the sport's capacity to bring people together and its pedagogical possibilities. It applies the rules of 'football for peace' (FIFA)

Long-Term Impact

TdJ uses futbol, music and dance as tools to transform communities and to train children to be agents of change in their own neighborhood. It aims to create a sustainable project where children will be trained and mentored so that in time they themselves can deliver classes to younger children in their own community. TdJ develops life skills, promotes values, and enables children and young people to use their free time in a responsible and conscientious manner, generating a positive impact.

Resources

Organization Information

Fundacion Tiempo de Juego

Location: Bogota, D.C. - Colombia
Website:
Project Leader:
TDJ Santa Marta
Santa Marta, D.C. Colombia
$3,553 raised of $25,000 goal
 
18 donations
$21,447 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Fundacion Tiempo de Juego has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

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.