Sport
 Colombia
Project #9447

Soccer and school for 1500 Colombian kids at risk

by Fundacion Tiempo de Juego
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Summary

By promoting soccer and funding basic schooling, Tiempo de Juego (TJ) prevents children from Altos de Cazuca and Cartagena from joining gangs or armed militias, consume illegal drugs, or become delinquents. The program seeks to recover fundamental values of society by applying the rules of soccer for peace and development: fair play, group work, gender equity, humble victory, dignified loss, tolerance and respect for rules. Since 2006, TJ has benefited more than 2000 kids and teenagers.
$30,000.00
total goal
$6,333.00
remaining
200
donors
1
monthly donor
5
years active

Challenge

Cazuca, in the outskirts of Colombia's capital, Bogota, is one of the most marginalized, deprived and violent areas of the country. It is also home to one of the largest populations of displaced persons in Colombia. An exhaustive three-year study, found that about 70 percent of children and adolescents of the displaced population lack basic schooling and lack the tools to make a productive use of their time. This made them more vulnerable to join gangs, drug addiction and teen pregnancies.

Solution

Tiempo de Juego seeks to inculcate the adequate use of free time among children and youth in very vulnerable areas in Colombia. It tries to distance them from the ills that surround them, by educating them through strategies such as sports and cultural activities. Tiempo de Juego uses soccer as its main intervention tool to address social problems given its capacity to convene people and its pedagogical possibilities, and it applies the rules of football for peace approved by FIFA.

Long-Term Impact

Tiempo de Juego's mission is to spawn social cohesion and development in vulnerable neighborhoods by engaging the youth in sports, culture, recreation and education. Its formative tools aim to generate competencies, promote values, and enable the use of free time in a responsible and conscientious manner, generating a positive and replicable impact in the quality of life of the community and its surroundings. Every year, TJ improves the lives of more than 2000 children in Cazuca and Cartagena.

Resources

http:/​/​www.tiempodejuego.org
Facebook Group
Official YouTube channel
Official Twitter site
Article in the newspaper El Espectador

Organization Information

Fundacion Tiempo de Juego

Location: Bogota, D.C. - Colombia
Website: http:/​/​www.tiempodejuego.org
Project Leader:
Esteban Reyes
Bogota, Colombia
$23,667 raised of $30,000 goal
 
325 donations
$6,333 to go
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