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!
We´re close to our goal: we currently work with 3,100 children in Colombia
Our offer of activities is aimed mainly at girls, boys and young people between 6 and 18 years old. These participants live in vulnerable communities, and face different risk factors associated with drugs use and trafficking, teenage pregnancy, involvement in gangs or groups outside the law on a daily basis.
Free Time Activities (sports, art, technology and communications) are the central axis of Tiempo de Juego, as they bring together thousands of boys, girls and young people around the game, creating physically and emotionally safe spaces for their development. We believe that the activities offered by the foundation help to marginalize children and young people from situations of risk, allowing them to dream and build positive life projects.
During july and august we partnered with mastercard in the framework of the Women´s Soccer America Cup to promote inclusion.
Sixteen years ago, Andrés Wiesner arrived in Cazucá seeking to portray the reality of the Los Gatos gang. In his journalistic work, he learned about the reality of thousands of boys and girls who, living in the midst of informal settlements and in conditions of profound vulnerability, faced risky situations associated with gangs, the sale and consumption of drugs, or teenage pregnancy.
Andrés decided to go beyond his journalistic work; from football, he sealed a social commitment that today translates into the work of Tiempo de Juego, which began as a dream in Cazucá - the no man's land - as the media called it.
During the first years of work, Andrés relied on the support of friends to give workshops, make refreshments, and obtain donations. It didn't take long to find local leaders who shared his dream of transforming their neighborhood with soccer.
The game, which started with ten children, quickly multiplied the number of participants. The local leaders became the main responsible and custodians of the sports activities for the community, becoming safe spaces for meeting, fun and freedom. Within a few years, the activities began to diversify into athletics, basketball, dance, music, art, and even journalism. These disciplines, all of them crossed by a spirit of play and fun, became just one more reason to stimulate youth gathering, and by that way -we would see later-, to boost the empowerment and leadership of young people in the community.
Today, sixteen years after, we are part of national and international networks for organizations that also use sports as a means to promote peace and coexistance, and in April 6th we celebrate the International Sports for Development day. We invite you to learn about our programs and how sports have changed more than 5000 lives.
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