'Oasis Projects' for kids across Venezuela

by CHAMOS - IN AID OF THE CHILDREN OF VENEZUELA
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'Oasis Projects' for kids across Venezuela
'Oasis Projects' for kids across Venezuela
'Oasis Projects' for kids across Venezuela
'Oasis Projects' for kids across Venezuela
'Oasis Projects' for kids across Venezuela
'Oasis Projects' for kids across Venezuela
'Oasis Projects' for kids across Venezuela
'Oasis Projects' for kids across Venezuela
'Oasis Projects' for kids across Venezuela
'Oasis Projects' for kids across Venezuela
'Oasis Projects' for kids across Venezuela
'Oasis Projects' for kids across Venezuela
'Oasis Projects' for kids across Venezuela
'Oasis Projects' for kids across Venezuela
'Oasis Projects' for kids across Venezuela
'Oasis Projects' for kids across Venezuela
'Oasis Projects' for kids across Venezuela
'Oasis Projects' for kids across Venezuela
'Oasis Projects' for kids across Venezuela

Summary

The Oasis Project will transform a barren area in Petare - the biggest slum in Venezuela - into a fun, safe place where 1000 kids will be able to play, rest, and have a source of clean water; a place designed by 76 of the children themselves. In 2021, we raised enough funds to make this Oasis a reality - and as we build it this year, we're refocusing our fundraising efforts to raise money to replicate it in other areas of the country, so even more children can have their very own Oasis.

$70,000
total goal
$16,138
remaining
293
donors
5
monthly donors
7
months

Challenge

96% of the Venezuelan population live in poverty. In a country where resources are so limited and day-to-day life is a struggle for so many, the importance of play, creativity and aspirations for children is often overlooked, and safe public spaces and playgrounds are scarce. But providing children with education, social development, and hope for the future - giving them tools to not only survive, but thrive - is a crucial step towards enabling them to exit the cycle of poverty.

Solution

This project will transform barren areas of land in disadvantaged communities into creative, fun, safe places - designed and built by children, for children. Through courses and workshops, children will learn about participatory design and create plans to transform their space, and will then be involved in its building, decorating, and maintenance. These 'oases' will also include water infrastructure - so children have access to clean, potable water, as well as places to relax and play.

Long-Term Impact

This project will give the children of the communities we work in, and future generations, safe places to play - vital for their long-term development - and access to clean water - transformational for their health and ability to learn. For these children, growing up in areas with extremely limited opportunities, this project is also the realisation of something they have created themselves, through their own hard work and imagination; it is proof that their aspirations and hopes are achievable.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

CHAMOS - IN AID OF THE CHILDREN OF VENEZUELA

Location: London - United Kingdom
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @chamos_org
Project Leader:
Mariana Siblesz-Alvarez
London, United Kingdom
$53,862 raised of $70,000 goal
 
334 donations
$16,138 to go
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