During the COVID19 emergency, which we are going through in Colombia and in the world, in the Corporation SUPERARSE, we continue to serve unprotected children and families in Medellin-Colombia, guaranteeing that homeless children remain protected in the boarding school, to children and families who attend daily for food, education and psychological support, we implement different forms of work, reaching them through telephone communication, distributing a weekly market that guarantees that they will not be hungry and sending school activities for children virtually.
We have been in compulsory quarantine for 3 weeks in Colombia and there is still more time to go, most of the families we serve depend on informal work or selling fruits or flowers on the street, they have not been able to go out to work and they are experiencing many difficulties in survive, many do not have a permanent home, they live in temporary lodgings. In SUPERARSE we are doing everything necessary to distribute markets every week, around 700 people have already benefited and we want to continue joining efforts to buy more FOOD every week for poor people in Medellin.
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Thanks to the sponsors who supported us through GlobalGiving, in 2019 we received US $ 5,884 that served us for the welfare of the children served.
The total value invested during 2019, in the boarding school for the welfare of children was $ 1,222,886,778 Colombian pesos equivalent to approximately US $ 405,000.
In the boarding school 76 children benefited during 2019, 13 people worked tirelessly daily to assist them and 7 volunteers who bring all their love and knowledge to make children feel that they are not alone. The children benefited, having a loving place to live, adequate food and nutrition, education, sports, recreational and cultural activities, clothing, toys, parties and visits to many recreational places in the city, In addition to psychological and social support for them and their families
On December 13 children received the sacrament of baptism and 21 made the first communion of the catholic religion. In Superarse and in Colombia, the most practiced religion is the Catholic religion, however we respect any other belief or religion that children practice from their families of origin, currently more than 80% of children in boarding school, practice the Catholic religion and voluntarily they attend the offices when proposed, also the fulfillment of the sacraments is done with the consent of the children and their families.
We are very proud to tell you that 90% of the children approved the school grade, which in Colombia ends in the month of November.
Thank you very much to all of you who linked and still believe in our work so that children in Colombia have a better future. CAN WE CONTINUE WITH YOUR SUPPORT?
My name is Juan and I am from a very small town, six hours away from Medellin, Colombia. I live now in a boarding school called SUPERARSE because I don't have a dad and my mom works very far in another city. I almost never see her. My grandma is very poor and couldn't take care of me anymore, so I wasn't attending school and we had almost no food. At the boarding school, there are another 50 kids and I have everything I need: I have food every day, they give me clothes, and I am going to school to learn. During my vacation, I went with a volunteer family who took me into their home* and treated me with love, so I could feel how it is like to have a family like that for a lifetime… I would like that very much!.
In September, a group of people came to the boarding school and threw us a birthday party, gave us candy, cake, ice cream and toys. The best part was when Spiderman showed up and we took a picture. In October, I went to camp with my classmates and we had a lot of fun, I learned to swim, and was taught about the value of true friendship and honesty, and other things like that. During my time here, I have been very happy because my teachers and counselors give me for free everything I need and worry about my well being and my growth. For Christmas, I would love a remote control car and a Lego. THANKS CORPORATION SUPERARSE!
*Get aways like this are part of the Friendly Families program.
The children's needs have been covered all year round with financial contributions from people who want to change the world one child at a time. Thanks to them, these 50 children can overcome their obstacles and get ahead in life.
UP UNTIL NOVEMBER 2019, THE FUNDS HAVE BEEN INVESTED IN:
Healthy food and nutrition……………...… US$ 92,000
Vacation, recreation and sports…………... US$ 25,000
Education and school supplies….…………..US$ 7,000
Clothing and personal hygiene…………….. US$ 12,000
Health care…………………………………......US$ 6,000
Friendly Families Program…………………...US$ 20,000
Replace some furniture and kitchen implements U$5.000
Family strengthening U$3.000
TOTAL………………………………………..US $ 170,000
THE BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT YOU CAN GIVE IS TO MAKE A CHILD HAPPY. MAKE IT HAPPEN BY DONATING HERE!
In October the children had the opportunity to live an outdoor camping experience from October 7 to 10, with the aim of promoting the management of emotions in children through recreational and reflexive activities, giving continuity to the development process of the individual life project.
On October 31, we celebrated the Day of Sweetness, with the theme of the circus, the children enjoyed dressing up as clowns or superheroes, with sports activities and especially with candies and fun food throughout the day.
Always looking for the following objectives:
Strengthening life skills: emphasizing the development of coping skills, decision making, critical thinking and autonomy to prevent self-destructive behaviors
Activities to stimulate and develop the skills, abilities and vocational, sports and artistic interests of each child.
Cultural, sports and recreational development opportunities for the construction of meaning and consolidation of their future life projects.
WITH YOUR SUPPORT WE CAN CONTINUE TO DEVELOP THESE AND OTHER ACTIVITIES FOR A HEALTHY AND DREAM-FILLED CHILDHOOD.
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