SMILE was created in 2009 by Edwin Amaya and a group of young professionals inspired by his purpose of bringing education opportunities to underprivileged children. Since then, the foundation has impacted over 20,000 people in 19 communities and enabled access to better education for at least 2,700 children. In 2019, we partnered with them to support students in the OTACA - NASA program by facilitating 10 tablets donated by RUMIE, a partner organization dedicated to promote education through the use of free digital tools.
SMILE was created in 2009 by Edwin Amaya and a group of young professionals inspired by his purpose of bringing education opportunities to underprivileged children. Since then, the foundation has impacted over 20,000 people in 19 communities and enabled access to better education for at least 2,700 children. In 2018 we jointly supported a 52 week-long music program overseen by Mercedes Arrubla, mother of Juan Camilo Arroyave Arrubla, after whom the program was named and who passed away at age 16 after helping numerous children learn music in Colombia and Brazil.
Remando por la Paz supports a team composed by five former FARC combatants and three members of the community of Miravalle, Caquetá. The team represented Colombia in the World Rafting Championship held in Australia in 2019, where they received a special recognition for their peace-building efforts. They now work to showcase this positive example of the Colombian peace process at a national and international level and are currently setting up tourism routes and local rafting championships.
Biofuturo was created in 2004 by Biofutura SAS and Interenzimas SAS, two companies seeking to apply their widespread knowledge about nutrition and the food industry to charity work in the community of Arauquita neighborhood in Bogotá. Since 2017, we have supported “Creciendo Juntos”, an after school program created in 2007 to promote an integral model of sustainable development through a series of community empowerment activities that influence the reality of vulnerable children who have no responsible adults at home to accompany and guide them during after school hours.
Biofuturo was created in 2004 by Biofutura SAS and Interenzimas SAS, two companies seeking to apply their widespread knowledge about nutrition and the food industry to charity work in the community of Arauquita neighborhood in Bogotá. Since 2018, we have supported their “La hora del cuento” program. An after school activity dedicated to pique children’s imagination, develop a habit of reading, and exercise their memory, listening and comprehension skills by reading and studying literary texts.
In 2017 we channelled funds donated by Chevron and executed in alliance with the diocese of Riohacha and Fundación Proyecto to build a food bank that allows the distribution of food and non-food items to the most vulnerable people of La Guajira.
Fundación Tiempo de Juego organizes sports activities where children and young adults can use their free time to explore personal talents and create community bonds. Additionally, they have consolidated a new training-in-leadership system in which students eventually become the teachers, capable of running artistic and sports activities themselves.
Jeison Aristizábal, our CNN's hero, despite all adversities keeps building a friendlier world for everybody. Now more than ever, you can be part of the change for young people and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities. Join this dream, supporting Jeison and all foundation beneficiaries, in this way you'll bet for an inclusive future in Colombia and very soon in all regions. Thanks for your support!
The Orquesta Filarmónica de Medellín (Filarmed) guarantees access to symphonic music and music education to people from all backgrounds, through 240 activities in 25 municipalities in Antioquia, Colombia. Today we need you more than ever to keep music alive. With your donation, you help us keep giving: JOY to over 70,000 people through our free concerts. INSPIRATION to 15,000 children from vulnerable communities who have found in music a pathway to build nurturing relationships through our music education programs.
Fundación Huellas promotes and defends children's rights. We aim to foster opportunities for young people, providing psychosocial support to their families, and strengthening locals communities at an organizational, economic and social level. Our field of action is in peripheral areas of Medellín and Bello in Antioquia, Colombia. These areas have very little government presence and are home to Colombian violence victims and Venezuelan migrants who have been displaced from their hometowns.