Children
 Colombia
Project #22172

Give Opportunities to 150 Kids in Bogota

by Fundacion Albergue Infantil Mama Yolanda
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Summary

Your donation can improve the life of 150 kids between 5 and17 years old, who have experienced the problems of Colombia's big cities. Now we want to provide a space in which the kids can have activities of culture, sports and preparation for their future. They come from low income families neglecting their children, who spend a lot of time on the streets expose to drugs, often with physical, psychological, and/or verbal abuse. AIMY has been working for 58 years with this vulnerable population
$60,000.00
total goal
$38,599.00
remaining
67
donors
1
monthly donor
1
year active

Challenge

The years of armed conflict in Colombia has increased inequality and vulnerability issues for children. Their childhood is spent in unhappy, inharmonious and inadequate living conditions . There is abuse, inattention & emotional neglect. A high percentage of children spend much of the day alone in tenement houses or rooms. They work to help the family, & are exploited by their parents into begging. Health issues include respiratory diseases, diarrhea, difficulty sleeping, skin & teeth problems.

Solution

To help this 150 kids, we want to generate processes that promote the recognition and strengthening of the capacities and abilities of children and adolescents, through the adequate occupation of free time, to assume their life with autonomy, leadership, responsibility and projection for the future, through the development of Sports training process scenic and plastic arts.

Long-Term Impact

For the processes of change and improvement of the boys to be successful, it must involve the participation of all family members. The work on strengthening a boy and his family unit, ensures the rights of the child to shelter, education, food & happiness. Through these projects AIMY has an intervention model that contributes to the social transformation of the family unit and the community as a whole, so as to achieve a fairer society, and a happier and productive childhood for the boys.

Resources

http:/​/​www.funmamayolanda.org
This is the AIMY website, you will find about us.

Organization Information

Fundacion Albergue Infantil Mama Yolanda

Location: Bogota, Capital District - Colombia
Website: http:/​/​www.funmamayolanda.org
Project Leader:
Fundacion Mama Yolanda
Bogota, Capital District Colombia

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