Tiempo de Juego's sports offer serves as a potent catalyst for transformation in the lives of the children and young individuals who embrace it. It opens doors, providing them with opportunities to invest their leisure time in spaces where their skills are refined, passions kindled, and dreams nurtured. Tiempo de Juego is not merely about sports; it's about the discovery of new horizons.
But the impact doesn't end there. It's heartwarming to witness those who initially embraced this offer as children now emerging as young leaders for their communities. They have become the torchbearers of Tiempo de Juego's playful spirit, replicating our methodology.
Currently, more than 300 young people hailing from diverse regions in Colombia are actively engaged in transformative leadership training. This journey empowers them to rise as genuine change agents within their communities, armed with the valuable lessons and strength they've gained from their experiences.
Through sports, they have not only found a safe place to be themselves but have also reached new heights, eager to share the results of their growth with their communities. They are willing to turn their territories into havens of hope, vibrant with the life they envision.
Throughout these years, Tiempo de Juego has discovered the magical formula for harnessing play and gamification as a tool for community transformation. For 17 years, we have put this groundbreaking methodology into practice, changing the lives of children in Cazucá, Timbiquí, Santa Marta, and Ciénaga. Over 5,000 children and youth have now participated in these activities, dreaming of focusing their life projects on the new sports and artistic opportunities they have discovered.
Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we have spread our wings and extended our reach to work with children and youth from other vulnerable areas in Colombia through our methodological transfers. From Guapi in the captivating Pacific region to Florencia in the mysteriousAmazon, we have shared our knowledge and empowered young leaders who are determined to shape a brighter future for their communities through conflict resolution, environmental conservation or other problems they face. Together, with the unwavering support of our donors, we are building a new reality filled with opportunities, hope, and an freedom.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our donors for making this transformation possible.
We spent our days in January thinking about our goals for this, and the next five years. After meetings, discussions and reflections, we want to share three big plans for 2023:
1. Creating new high performance teams: If we want to reduce the inequality gaps that jeoperdize the development of Tiempo de Juego's participants, we need to foster real opportunities. We believe that if we promote an integral education model based in sports, participants will have more skills and abilities to make decisions about their future.
2. Exploring Sport for environment protection: We want to keep doing a relevant and coherent work, to address solutions to the world's biggest issues. That is why we are currently working on a guide to create sport sessions for environmental awareness.
3. Boost local initiatives: After several years of working with different communities, we want to support and boost local entrepeneurs. If we work as a network in the communities where we carry out our activities, we will promote systemic changes.
Thanks to your generosity, we are making all of our big plans happen!
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