Throughout 2023, United for Colombia (UFC) achieved remarkable milestones in the realm of inclusive sports. A total of 60 UFC beneficiaries participated in the Bogotá Half Marathon and Medellín Marathon, forming an extraordinary team that included visually impaired athletes, wheelchair athletes, individuals using crutches, and those with sports prostheses. Their determination showcased one undeniable truth: limits cease to exist when determination takes center stage.
Date: July 1 & September 3, 2023
Location: Bogotá & Medellín, Colombia
Target Group: 60 people with disabilities
UFC beneficiaries ran side by side with their families and other runners who joined our cause. These marathons were more than just races; they were celebrations of inclusion for individuals with disabilities in the world of sports. Additionally, they underlined the role of sports as a potent instrument for physical and psychological rehabilitation.
Impact on the Community:
The local community was deeply moved by the participation of individuals with disabilities, who, in turn, became a wellspring of inspiration for fellow runners. Their stories exemplified the resilience of the human spirit and broke down stereotypes surrounding disability.
Your generous donations have been instrumental in the rehabilitation of UFC beneficiaries and have enable their participation in these events. Thank you for running together and promoting inclusive sports!
We invite you to continue supporting our cause through donations, spreading the word about United for Colombia, and considering becoming part of our team of runners. Together, we can keep breaking down barriers, celebrating inclusion, and promoting the power of sports in the rehabilitation and empowerment.
We are thrilled to present you with a comprehensive report on the impact of your generous contribution to the humanitarian mission conducted by United for Colombia and the Comité de Rehabilitación de Antioquia in Chocó, Colombia. Your support has made a significant difference in the lives of Afro-Colombians with physical and neurological disabilities, helping us provide specialized rehabilitation care and promote inclusivity within the community.
Date: March 2023
Location: Chocó, Colombia
Target Group: 12 Afro-Colombians with physical and neurological disabilities
1. Specialized Rehabilitation Care:
Comprehensive assessments: Each individual received assessments to determine their specific rehabilitation needs.
Physical therapy: Tailored exercise programs were designed and implemented to improve mobility, strength, and functional abilities.
Occupational therapy: Individuals were provided with interventions and strategies to enhance their independence in daily activities.
Speech therapy: Speech and communication disorders were addressed through targeted therapy sessions.
Assistive devices and equipment provision: Those in need received necessary assistive devices and equipment to support their rehabilitation journey.
Rehabilitation counseling and guidance: Emotional and psychological support was provided to empower individuals and their families.
2. Impact on Afro-Colombian Community:
Enhanced quality of life: Through the provision of specialized care, individuals experienced improvements in their physical and cognitive abilities, leading to greater independence and an improved quality of life.
Inclusivity and empowerment: By addressing the specific needs of Afro-Colombians with disabilities, we worked towards reducing the barriers they face and promoting inclusivity within the community.
Raised awareness: The humanitarian mission generated awareness about the challenges faced by marginalized communities, inspiring others to take action and support similar initiatives.
Your generous donation played a crucial role in the success of this mission. Your support allowed us to cover essential expenses such as medical supplies, transportation, and equipment, ensuring that individuals received the best possible care.
We believe that sustainable impact requires ongoing support. With your continued support, we can expand our reach and make a lasting difference in the lives of more individuals in need. Here are some ways you can stay involved:
Volunteer: Join us as a volunteer on future missions or contribute your skills and expertise in other capacities.
Donate: Consider making a recurring or one-time donation to support our ongoing initiatives and help us reach more individuals in need.
Spread the Word: Share our mission and success stories with your network, raising awareness about the importance of specialized rehabilitation care and inclusivity.
We are deeply grateful for your unwavering commitment to our cause. Your support has touched the lives of Afro-Colombians with disabilities and has brought hope to an underserved community. Together, we can continue to make a difference and build a more inclusive society.
Thanks to your support we can change lives! This year we got to reunite to run and together crossed the finish line. We proved that there are NO LIMITS for anyone that has decided to make their dreams come true. Our team ran the Medellín Marathon and was the social cause of the Bogotá Half Marathon.
We rehabilitated 50 landmine survivors and sought for job opportunities for our beneficieries. In alliance with The Organization of American States - OAS-, Más Capacidad and Prótesis Avanzadas, we produced 30 silicone liners for the prosthesis use of 30 amputeted beneficiaries.
This February, we will carry out a prosthetic brigade in Chocó, one of the poorest departments in Colombia, to help 10 Afro-Colombian amputees.
Your generosity and belief in our mission enables us to perform this work and changes lives!
Project reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.
If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you can recieve an email when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports without donating.
Give the gift of stability in a time of instability. Set up an automatic, monthly gift now and get matched at 100%—because the COVID-19 pandemic has hurt us all, and it will take all of us to overcome it. Terms and conditions apply.
Monthly giving is as easy, safe, and as inexpensive as a Netflix subscription. Start a monthly donation to United for Colombia today and get matched at 100%. Terms and conditions apply.