Give Hope to Vulnerable Ecuadorian Children

by Fundacion Hearts of Gold
Give Hope to Vulnerable Ecuadorian Children
Give Hope to Vulnerable Ecuadorian Children
Give Hope to Vulnerable Ecuadorian Children
Give Hope to Vulnerable Ecuadorian Children
Give Hope to Vulnerable Ecuadorian Children
Give Hope to Vulnerable Ecuadorian Children
Give Hope to Vulnerable Ecuadorian Children
Give Hope to Vulnerable Ecuadorian Children

It is an honor to greet you, hoping you are in very good health. As you know, the modality of our services as an organization has changed and they are being handled in two face-to-face and virtual ways; due to the pandemic. However, we have adapted in the best way to be able to serve and care for our children, adolescents and families.
We want to share with you achievements during this time. As El Arenal Foundation we are sure that learning to be of quality has to be accompanied by a playful support, it is for this reason that this period we have implemented art workshops, mathematical logic, communication and yoga, the results have been successes since children can experience new forms of expression, new learning and most importantly develop emotional intelligence.
Our 70 children have permanent psycho-pedagogical support within the foundation's facilities, educational and psychological care was also implemented online for situations or difficulties that arise when they are at home, this allows children and families to have all support time.
We want to share with you that thanks to your support our children have food every week; thus we are a support for families who do not have a formal job, covering one of the most important basic needs: food.
It is a great responsibility to support the group of children and adolescents, this time has been made even more difficult by the pandemic, however thanks to your support, thanks to you this is possible.
Thank you for making the change together, thank you for helping us give them back the right to grow up happily and allow them to have a fair and dignified life, free of abuse and child labor.
Together We are the Change.

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In this last period, the El Arenal Foundation has undergone many changes due to the health emergency CORONA VIRUS (COV-19) in which we are going through in the world. Due to restrictions set by the government, we restructured the projects.

Today we would love to share our progress despite the pandemic; it has been possible to make a plan, a new schedule respecting the new regulations due to the health emergency.


Our 70 children have permanent psycho-pedagogical support within the foundation's facilities. Our children do not have the necessary resources and digital tools to educate themselves from home. However, thanks to your support; we have an interdisciplinary team to support and help our children. We also acquired new technological tools to be able to supply all children. The entire work team of the foundation is training them in all academic areas. We encouraged them to think holistically, critically, and reflexively.  The foundation focuses on that children and adolescents can have a second home, that the foundation becomes a space of support and safety. 


Thanks to you, the food program is still on, all our children have a daily meal and a snack. They stay healthy thanks to your valuable contribution and support.

Thank you for making the change together. Thank you for helping us to give them the tools to grow up happy; you allow them to have a fair and dignified life, free from abuse and child labor. Together We Are the Change.

Happy 2021!  

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El Arenal Foundation “Preventive program for working boys, girls and adolescents.

We want to say  THANK YOU!  El Arenal Foundation has been able to continue providing its services and serving 70 children, adolescents and families. Without your support none of this would be possible.

Faced with the health emergency in which the world is living CORONA VIRUS (cov-19), especially in our city Cuenca, the cases and deaths that have occurred are alarming. Face-to-face activities remain canceled and the new government restrictions are very strict, which have prevented children from being able to attend and attend in person.
The families that attend the foundaton are in dire need, they dedicate to informal work, selling products in the streets and markets, but during this crisis they do not have an economic support. However, thanks to your support we have been able to restructure our nutritional program and be able to deliver food to our children, thanks to you and your collaboration, we can reach families with food every day, preventing them from going hungry .

Thanks to the community assistance program, we have been able to participate in the different virtual workshops, acquiring new knowledge and reinforcing other areas.

We invite you to continue supporting us. Thank you for making the change together, thank you for together giving them back the right to grow up happy and allow them to have a life free of abuse and child labor.

Together We are the Change!


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Dear Friends, 


We hope you are healthy and safe at home


Today we are sharing the emergency plan we have had to activate during this worldwide crisis we all are having to confront.

El Arenal Foundations has 74 children and teenagers who attend the foundation to get counseling and help with their school asignments and make shure they are not walking out on the street exposed to dangers of society, we also know a big part of el Arenal foundation is their nutritional program, many children and teengers rely on the snack and lucn they recieve everyday because when they go home, they have nothing to eat.

With this crisis, El Arenal foundation had to close its doors and think of different ways to continue serving the community.

Theay are offering therapies and support one on one to the families that have emotional emergencies, the teachers of el arenal go tho the houses of the families that have no internet to check on them and make sure they are working still on school activies.

But mainly, thanks to you, el Arenal fuondation is still able to cook lunch every day and the families that are close come and pick up enough food for each family member. additionaly the Director of el Arenal sends a snack for the children to eat at home too.


For the families that cant  walk to el arenal everyday, we have created a bag full of lentils, beans, tuna, powdered milk, oatmel, soap, alcohol and many more items for the familes to be able to eat at home, this food kits can last for up to 8 days to a family of 5 members.

Every Friday the bags are ready to be picked up for each family.

The faces of relief of the parents is  something I will not be able to express with words.

They walk  back home with tears in their eyes knowing they can cook for their children and they can go to bed with a meal on their stomach.

Please know how big of a difference you are making, you are part of prayers songs and tears of Joy everyday!

Please know we keep you on our thoughts.

Stay healty and dont forget, everyday, you are the reason why 74 children teenagers and their families are able to eat.

Big hugs to you!

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During this period El Arenal Foundation, thanks to its multidisciplinary work team, has been able to improve and fulfill its strategic planning with a better quality education, providing permanent attention in all pedagogical areas in children.


 El Arenal Foundation has achieved good results in the nutrition program, since it has been possible to provide attention to 70 children and teenagers. Nutritious food is provided as it is the only meal of the day, children meet the necessary nutrients such as fruits, vegetables, grains, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, proteins and dairy products. All of this is this is possible thanks to your generous contribution.


This time we have been able to motivate children in the area of reading to empower themselves in the world of literature, teaching them that the best way is to learn to read, because the basis of all learning is reading.


This period has been very important since it has been possible to know the life history of each one of the children, knowing how their life is at home and  in school, at the foundation. This has allowed us to know what their problems and difficulties are, in order to turn their difficulties into opportunities, to know what their dream are, and to be able to guide them to achieve their goals and dreams. 


Thank you for making this change possible.

We have to say, besides their nutritious meals everyday, our children and teenagers also received treats from a local restaurant that celebrated christmas with them.

They smile from their hearts, everytime we see than, we think of you and wish you were here to celebrate together.


Thank you  for being part of our family, you are always in our thought and our Hearts.


Happy New Year!


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Fundacion Hearts of Gold

Location: Cuenca - Ecuador
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Twitter: @Hearts_Of_Gold
Project Leader:
Maria Jose Orellana
Cuenca, Ecuador
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