What We Do

Working for the children's whole development!

Our programs

"Edúcate"
Main Program

This program was developed to promote our children’s whole development with a holistic approach to complement the formal education they receive at the conventional schools.

Always with You
(Edúcate Extension)

This program was created  to promote our teenager’s and young adult’s further development even after they have completed our basic “Educate” Program. They have the opportunity to continue under our mentoring and assistance program. 

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External Activities
(Edúcate Extension)

Our children also need to have a lot of fun. That’s one of the most important parts of our program. In the external activities they have the opportunity to enjoy life and have completly new experiences.

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Reforestation Journey
(Edúcate Extension)

This program was created to develop in our children the environmental consciousness and the sense of responsibility towards their community and the world. At the same time everyone can benefit from a greener community.

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Seeds of Peace
(Edúcate Extension)

Seeds of Peace was inspired by the international movement “You and the Peace”, created to promote the Peace, present in 11 countries and recognized by the United Nations launched in 2013 in New York.

 

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COVID-19 Emergency Aid

The COVID-19 crises had a stronger impact in vulnerable communities. This EMERGENCY program was created to support more than 500 families in need.

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Families with Love

The families enrolled within our program receive in a monthly bases a grocery basket with basic food and essentials supply. This is an emergency measure to help them through difficult times and not to promote dependency.

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Christmas Action
(Families with Love Extension)

This program was created to assure that many more children and their families could enjoy this wonderful time of the year with a little more dignity and hapiness. 

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Women Empowerment
(Families with Love Extension)

We believe education is the best tool to transform people’s lives forever. This program was created to provide formal education to women that haven’t had the opportunity to finish their studies.

Edúcate

Promote the children's whole development!

This program was created to promote our children’s whole development with a holistic approach to complement the formal education they receive at the conventional schools.

Global values is the program’s core. In addition they have many different activities that gives them the opportunity to express their emotions and develop their body habilities.

Combined, our activities are able to reach the mind, the soul and the body. All of these in a safe enviroment, full of joy, love and friendship. 

We also have another four program extensions to adress problems we’ve identified along the way: Always with you, external activities, seeds of peace and reforestation journey.

Currently we are able to host 130 children from 4 to 18 years. All of them live with their families within the community and most of our activities take place on Saturdays from 07:30 am to 12:00 am.

Our Objectives

  1. Complement their formal education
  2. Prevent teenage pregnancy
  3. Prevent drug usage and addiction
  4. Prevent School drop out
  5. Prevent Child Sexual Abuse
  6. Support a high “Saber 11º” result – National Exam
  7. Develop cognitive and emotional habilities
  8. Have fun
  9. Develop a moral and ethic caracther
  10. Prepare the children to the world 

Impact

Always with you

Their success is our success!

As part of the Edúcate program, this extension was created  to promote our teenager’s and young adult’s further development. Even after they have completed our basic “Educate” Program, they have the opportunity to continue under our mentoring and assistance program. 

They all have many dreams and in order to follow them, they need our guidance and support.

Our ambition it to be able to provide them with vocational training, college sponsorship and professional network. At the moment, our resources only allow us to support them to find a suitable job.

We need to go further, all the way with them and invest in their education. Their success is our success.

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Our Objectives

  1. Provide our teenagers with vocational training
  2. Offer college sponsorships
  3. Provide them the opportunity to have a formal job
  4. Mentor them towards independency and autonomy

Impact

External Activities

Every kid must have fun!

Having fun is one of the most important pilars of a happy life. Our children come from a very difficult reality, of most of them never had the opportunity to leave the community.

As part of the Edúcate program, the external activities are important to give the children a wider perspective of life and to enrich their cultural knowledge.

Every year, we visit together Museums, the Movies, Parks, the Botanic Garden and Amusement Parks in the region.

Those external activities are only allowed to children with positive school grades and good behaviour. This also help us to keep a high discipline level and to promote a better school performance.  

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Our Objectives

  1. Have fun
  2. Provide new references outside of the community
  3. Promote the interest for cultural activities
  4. Increase discipline and school performance

Impact

Reforestation journey

New seedlings for a new future

As part of the Edúcate program, the reforestation journey was created to develop in our children the environmental consciousness and the sense of responsibility towards their community and the world. At the same time everyone can benefit from a greener community.

Every year they have the opportunity to plant their seed and year after year to see they grow.  The seedlings are named after them, creating this important bundle and sense of responsibility.

During the activities, we also have talks about deforestation and its impact in our planet, about the responsible use of water and natural resources, about waste collection and about how they can be part of this transformation.

Our Objectives

  1. Develop an environmental consciousness.
  2. Develop a sense of responsibility towards their community and the world.
  3. Contribute to a greener community.

Impact

Seeds of Peace

There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.

Seeds of Peace was inspired by the international movement “You and the Peace”, created to promote the Peace, present in 11 countries and recognized by the United Nations launched in 2013 in New York.

We hace several practical actitivities, easy to apply and work with the children, families and community. Peace is now one of the pilars of the Edúcate program.

In 2015, in another “You and the Peace” international conference, in Bogotá, Colombia, our foundation received a special award from promoting the peace among vulnerable children

Our Objectives

  1. Promote the peace among our vulnerable community
  2. Increase awareness among our children of its importance
  3. Develop a peacefull enviroment for everyone

Impact

"COVID-19" aid

Vulnerable communities were the most affected!

No one could predict the COVID-19 crises. Despite of all the counter measures, vulnerable communities were the most effected.

In Aguás Claras, the unemployment rate and the level of informality are very high. Most of the families could not find any other source of income and unfortunately the governmental assistance packages were not enought to solve the problem.

As an emergency measure we created a TASK FORCE to support the families in need. More than 500 families are receiving the benefit from march until the end of August. Another neighborhoods in the area were also included in the program to increase the impact and support more families.

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Our Objectives

  1. Support as most families as possible during the COVID-19 crises.

Impact

Families with love

Developed to reliev, support and educate!

The families enrolled within our program receive in a monthly bases a grocery basket with basic food and essentials supply. This is an emergency measure to help them through difficult times and not to promote dependency.

For this reason, the benefit only lasts for six months or until they find a job. Exceptions are made for families where it´s member are enable to work.

Our goal is also to transform their reality from within, giving them the right tool to improve their emotional life quality in our Parent’s Workshops.

Currently 60 families receive the benefit and attend our Parent’s Workshop every first Sunday of each month.

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Our Objectives

  1. Reliev, support the families through difficult times
  2. Educate their souls with global values instructions
  3. Prevent domestic violence and violence against women
  4. Prevent Child Sexual Abuse
  5. Prevent Alcoholism
  6. Complement our “Educate” program with “Parents Workshops”.

Impact

Christmas action

A real Christmas with dignity and joy to our children and their families!

This program was created to assure that many more children and their families could enjoy this wonderful time of the year with a little more dignity and happiness.

In this yearly action we also include more families from within the community that are not necessarely enrolled with our programs through our the year.

currently more than 200 families receive the benefit of a special Christmas grocery basket, new cloths, a Christmas gift for every children and school supplies for the coming year.

Additionally, all of our children and their families receive the same benefit in our Christmas celebration day. 

In this specific period of the year, we receive many donations from Colombia and abroad, from companies and privet donors.

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Our Objectives

  1. Christmas with a little more dignity
  2. Warm the children’s hearts with a christmas gift
  3. Support more families from within the community

Impact

Women empowerment

Together we can do more!

We believe education is the best tool to transform people’s lives forever. as part of the families with love program, Women Empowerment was created to provide formal education to women that haven’t had the opportunity to finish their studies.

Among our children’s families, almost 30% of them are composed by single-moms. Another 20% are families where the mother is the responsible for the highest income share.

However, most of them have informal jobs and many lose their jobs because there is no one to look after their kids. 

Almost all of them were  teenagers when they gave birth, what also prevented them to finish their studies and going to college.

Without the right opportunities in their lives, the cycles of poverty are renewed through out every generation.

But we are here to change it!

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Our Objectives

  1. Provide formal education to single and breadwinner moms
  2. Break the poverty cycles through our generations
  3. Take the moms out of informality

Impact

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