This project will build a dining hall in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Cartagena, providing nutritious food and critical support services to 50 children that are exposed to risks such as drugs, gangs, domestic violence, and malnutrition.
In the southeast of Cartagena, most of the children have grown up experiencing malnutrition, domestic and gang-related violence. The hazardous environment in which these kids have grown up creates a vicious circle that few escape. Why? Severe poverty conditions, deficient access to nutritious food and opportunities as well as lack of parental education and cultural factors of domestic violence have created this serious problem. This project will improve the life of 50 of those kids.
This project provides nutrition, education, and health to deprive children. The children receive a nutritious meal every day before school and participate in development activities including music, art, hygiene, and a healthy lifestyle. The children's mothers are trained in childcare to reduce domestic violence, and life skills to become self-sustainable.
50 children with adequate nutrition and excellent nutritional status. 50 children participating in musical, arts and bilingual scenarios at the city level. 50 children promoting values and good treatment in the community in general. 50 children coexisting in protective environments characterized by good intrafamilial relationships. 50 caregivers creating business ideas and setting up small businesses in the neighborhood.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).