Children
 Chile
Project #6532

Bring hope and education to 300 children in Chile

by VE Global
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Summary

VE Global recruits, trains and organizes volunteers from around the world to achieve our mission of fostering the positive development of children at social risk in Chile.
$40,000
total goal
$11,505
remaining
379
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

Chile has one of the strongest economies in Latin America, yet it suffers from a drastic income inequality. This results in vital services for children being vastly unequal; the most at-risk children often served by underfunded and understaffed organizations with little hope of changing their situation. VE Global works with organizations such as this; by providing volunteer support, we aim to bridge the income gap and give children at social risk a more positive outlook on their futures.

Solution

VE Global recruits and trains international volunteers to serve children at social risk in Santiago, Chile. Volunteers work 30 hours a week for a minimum of 4 months in one of our 8 partner social service organizations, which include children's homes, community centers and schools, many of which are located in the most vulnerable areas of Santiago. There they provide an extra set of hands for the staff, serve as positive role models for the children and implement our 4 educational programs.

Long-Term Impact

With an average on-the-ground presence of 25 full-time volunteers and four dedicated staff members, VE provides more than 70,000 hours of volunteer support each year and serves more than 300 children daily. Through this work, VE strives to contribute to a brighter future both for the children it serves and the volunteers that work with them, a goal achieved by training volunteers to become educators and role models that serve children both now and into the future.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.ve-global.org
VE Global Website
Welcome to VE Global Video
VE Global Volunteer Information Session Video

Organization Information

VE Global

Location: Santiago, RM - Chile
Website: http:/​/​www.ve-global.org
Project Leader:
Mercedes Henderson
Executive Director
Santiago, RM Chile
$28,495 raised of $40,000 goal
 
410 donations
$11,505 to go
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