Project #6532

Bring hope and education to 300 children in Chile

by VE Global
Apr 12, 2013

What`s New With VE?

Yoga was the theme of this month’s Liga de Deportes, our monthly health and wellness league that offers children a safe outlet to engage in sports, while building their self-esteem and knowledge about healthy living. María Jose Fuentes, our Board Treasurer, taught the children different stretches and breathing techniques. It was a nice change from the faster-paced sports they are accustomed to. In addition to yoga,VE volunteers set up volleyball and soccer games for the children after enjoying a healthy lunch.

We closed Liga de Deportes with a trivia game that quizzed the children on some of the yoga facts that María Jose mentioned during the session and were listed on posters around the gym. Those who answered the questions correctly took home some great prizes, such as art supplies and board games. The children also received a snack bag to eat on their trip home.

Next month, we will be hosting our biannual Festival de Arte to celebrate the artwork the children and volunteers created together. Festival de Arte provides a supportive space to build children’s confidence and show off their creativity. This time around, the theme is recycled art. Check back next month to see what creations they made using egg cartons, cereal boxes, yogurt cups, and many other recycled materials!

If you are interested in making a positive impact in the lives of children at social risk, come volunteer with VE Global in Santiago, Chile! We are looking for passionate, driven and caring individuals who are willing to make a BIG   commitment and a BIG difference!  Learn more about our program by visiting our website at or contact us at info[at]ve-global[dot]org!


Yoga fue el tema de nuestra Liga de Deportes de febrero, nuestra actividad mensual que tiene el propósito de ofrecerles una alternativa sana a nuestros niños; animándolos a participar en deportes y actividades que influirán positivamente en su autoestima y que los ayudará a aprender acerca de las ventajas de vivir más sano. María José Fuentes, miembro del directorio chileno de VE Global, ofreció una sesión de yoga, guiando a los niños a través de diferentes asanas (posturas) y prácticas de pranayama (técnicas de respiración). Fue novedoso y entretenido ver que los niños disfrutaron de algo diferente a las maniobras rápidas y típicas de los deportes tradicionales. Además de yoga, los niños disfrutaron una colación saludable y los voluntarios colaboraron con los niños y las niñas en partidos de voleibol y fútbol.

Cerramos las actividades de la Liga de Deportes con una competencia de trivia en la cual los niños que respondieron correctamente ganaron premios fabulosos como pinturas y juegos de mesa. Finalmente los niños recibieron un snack para disfrutar en camino de vuelta a casa.

El próximo mes, celebraremos la creatividad con nuestro Festival de Arte semestral en el cual mostraremos los trabajos artísticos creados por los niños y nuestros voluntarios.

Festival de Arte ofrece un espacio terapéutico en que los niños adquieren confianza propia y despliegan sus habilidades creativas. El tema de este Festival se centrará en arte con materiales reciclados. ¡Nos entusiasma la oportunidad de ver las obras que han creado con cajas de huevos, cajas de cereal, envases de yogurt y otros materiales reciclados!




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VE Global

Location: Santiago, RM - Chile
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Mercedes Henderson
Executive Director
Santiago, RM Chile
$29,219 raised of $40,000 goal
430 donations
$10,781 to go
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