We have seen how important is to offer other options to our children. For this reason we have diversified the sports, in order to attract even more kids. Nowadays they can play soccer but also basketball, and they can practice cheering if they want. Besides, we included arts such as breakdance and painting exercises, and we created the journalism workshops. This extra options allow us to grow up and help more kids of Altos de Cazucá, which is a vulnerable community in the south of Bogotá.
Thanks to the support we have received, Tiempo de Juego has acquired a new wonderful headquarter, really near of the soccer field where the kids play. This four-storey building will have a bakery with the objective of teaching kids how to make different products and how to process soybean. It will also have the space for a screen work, giving kids the opportunity to learn the technique of making prints on t-shirts. Finally, it will have a library, a systems room, a toy library, and a few classrooms.
Tiempo de Juego has designed the program G.O.L (goal in spanish), and it means: Generating Job Opportunities. The idea is to improve the socioeconomic conditions of the community youth so they can have a better quality of life. This program was joined for the very first time by 50 young people, and they have graduated.
Moreover, with the idea of expanding the coverage, we have done the DDAM festival (Dance, Sport, Art and Music). All children in surrounding schools could participate in those categories, and a jury chosen by the Foundation determined the winners based on the values of inclusion, talent, effort and discipline.
I am very grateful for all the support you have given to us in this beautiful responsibility. Every single day we work to protect the children from the risks of the street such as vandalism, drug addiction or teen pregnancy, not to mention others. I hope this news will enhance and maintain the confidence you have put in Tiempo de Juego. Finally, i would like to say that we are also opened for any recommendations so we can improve our work.
Breakdance participant in DDAM festival