Project #14963

Help 2,000 at-risk youth in Colombia build peace


Dear GlobalGiving donors,


Through this letter, we as a Foundation, want to express to you all, our donors, about our organizational changes that will lead Fundación Solidaria La Visitación to a new stage.

The project “Help 2,000 at-risk youth in Colombia build peace” will no longer be available on GlobalGiving. Because our Foundation, based on the peace agreement signed in Cuba by the Colombian Government in 24th of August, will be focused entirely in the musical project for the peace in the postconflict, project that will replace this actual project.

Thank you so much for your comprehension and for your continuous help.


Knowledge is an open door that serves to boost the human being; that is why we decided to introduce music to beneficiaries as a tool of social change.

The beneficiaries had the opportunity to:

*Participate in the activities of rhythm: conceptualization, musical figures, elements of rhythm and organology.

*Participate in the development of musical awareness workshops, which was active listening as an exercise in identifying environmental sounds and their characteristics based on the "Four Seasons of Vivaldi".

*On the other hand, they used tools such as reading, led talks on the readings, and current topics of interest, and craft activities like modeling clay. All within the framework of awareness of music as an initial process for the activity of musical education.

We identify with these exercises that:

-Participants know the musical figures.

-They make music reading.

-They are aware of order and discipline.

-Have taste and motivation for musical culture

-Know figures, names and values.

-Recognize types of music.

All this achievements motivate us to keep on searching for complete profile developments and to innovate to keep them engaged. Every children and youth who is in the project, is a children and a youth away from bullying, criminal violence and domestic violence.

We sincerely want to thank our donors who have been key players by supporting us to form the perfect symphony of future citizens.

We want to encourage you to be recurring donors to boost our impact.

Thank you so much!


In May, our beneficiaries were involved in activities to continue working on the development from different areas, with achievements to highlight:

From their motor skills an improvement through walks, football games, and alternation of movements. Perceiving coordination in going up and down in the stairs, the equilibrium and velocity according to their age, the usage of materials with precision and care, and interest on running, jumping, trekking and cycling.

From the communication, the recognition of their own and classmates´ names, acknowledge of new words in Spanish and its pronunciation, spontaneous ways of expression and more concentration in the reading stories activities and dramatizations.

On the other hand, pleasure and happiness in the manipulation of elements such as vinyl, clay, masses; better precision in handling items such as brushes, colors, crayons and high creative potential, by expressing graphically their emotions.

In the emotional development, a greater independence and autonomy in the practice of hygiene and self-care, as well as the progress in abidance and recognition of cohabitation agreements, relationships and in the games between pairs and small groups.  Moreover, an improvement in the recognition and use of cutlery and greater independence in performing small tasks or responsibilities.

That´s all for May, but we will keep you update with more information about the beneficiaries.

Thank you for helping us in changing the beneficiaries’ lifes and to gives the space to update you about their progress that without your support would not be possible.

Remember that you can become a recurring monthly donor to help even more at-risk youth in Medellín!! 

Thank you again!!

Our facilities are protective environments, the protective environments are known as safety networks to impede the abuse of children, and to promote change in attitudes, behaviors, and violent practices with which the children live and can be reflected in their coexistence with their pals or family members.  

In March, we developed with the children, activities for the logical-mathematical development such as temporary sequences, laterality, puzzle games, lotteries, dominos, constructions with logical blocks, plane figures, volume-related activities and spatial body positions.

Activities that strengthen the development of autonomy, identity and socialization such as the establishment of habits and routines, cooperative games, recognition of the body and personal belongings, sharing toys and games.

With those logical-mathematical activities, we perceived progress of children in the process of grouping in amounts as many, few, and some. Moreover, object recognition and some of its features like forms, simple colors, sizes and textures that establish spatial relationships from their body in their everyday.

From the Fundación Solidaria La Visitación team we want to thank you for your constant support. Please consider becoming a regular monthly donor so we can boost our impact with our beneficiaries.

Stay tuned, we will keep you update with more information of our beneficiaries soon.

Best regards,

During the last days of 2015, the spaces of our facilities where colored with glitter and beautified with dance moves in the closure of the process groups and year´s activities. Those spaces where meant to show to the people the learnings and the results of one year of hard work in accompaniment of the development of Life Skills and resilient attitudes.

By means of cultural manifestations, the community was witness of a progress of their sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, friends and neighbors who constantly deal with bad influences of drug abuse, bullying and violence in their daily basis. In this opportunity as every year, they were the main characters on stage, where they showed to the world that are capable and diverse human beings who can overcome and tackle violence by coexisting in harmony with different features.

We let them be and dream, because from them is where the base of values will be taught to their offspring; they act as an example of peace of the bad leadership present in the city, they are the generation of the ones who dream out loud.

On the other hand, we also want to keep you updated with our plans for 2016. We are going to implement three initiatives:

1)      A music school to promote the culture of solidarity among the participants.

2)      Promotion of rights through game to children aged between 5 and 10.

3)      Prevention of violence, formation of peace for adolescents and youth aged between 11 and 23 (as a way to enlarge our institutional offer, to promote spaces of interaction and to engage youth clubs and networks with activities for the constructive use of time)

On behalf of those children and youth, we want to express our gratitude to you as a donor, because those donations were joint efforts to help us in our mission and that is what give us force despite all issues and the current situation of the economy worldwide.

Remember that you can become a recurring monthly donor to continue helping us in the development of these new initiatives.

Thank you again!


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Organization Information


Location: MEDELLIN, ANTIOQUIA - Colombia
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Hugo Cuervo
Medellin, Antioquia Colombia
$10,676 raised of $12,000 goal
113 donations
$1,324 to go
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