About us

Target Group

Boys, girls and adolescents in vulnerable situations in the communities 3 to 10 from Medellin, with the aim that they learn to make conscious decisions independently, so they can eventually improve their personal situation on their own.

Boys, girls and adolescents in vulnerable situations in the communities 3 to 10 from Medellin, with the aim that they learn to make conscious decisions independently, so they can eventually improve their personal situation on their own.

Method

Fundación Caminos offers children an extensive program with pedagogical activities, sports, recreational and cultural activities in a safe environment. During these activities, we make children aware that they are responsible for their future.

Education is our main aim. Attending school is a condition to be able to participate in our activities, and as a base, we guide children in their development process so that they can choose a professional training and a formal job.

History and Development

2007
Start of the Caminos Foundation
2012
We arrived at the Commune 3
2017
The foundation's first headquarters
2018
We move the headquarters to Bello Oriente
2020
We won an important award
2021
We inaugurate a new court
Working in partnership with varios shelters in the center of Medellín, we started with La Naranja Mecánica (soccer), Music school - Sararé (music) and 'Entendámonos' understand us (magazine)
Specifically to the Bello Oriente and Carambolas neighborhoods to benefit more boys, girls and youth with our activities and also with plans to keep growing in the future for these communities
Located in Carambolas, it was a small rentel apartment and it was there that the following projects were created, literacy, computer skills, English, among others and started the explosive growth of the foundation with a clear focus on education
We arrived at 'El Paraíso', a larger house with spaces for more activities such as dance classes and big recreation activities; here and with the help of the community, we have managed to consolidate the work and social results of previous years
Our work was officially recognized by the Assembly of Antioquia, granting the Foundation the Order of Civic and Business Merit Jorge Robledo, the most important recognition given to organizations in the department of Antioquia
The 'El Paraíso' multifuntional sportfield is a stage for practicing disciplines such as basketball, volleyball, tennis and microfootball, unique in the neighborhood and where the community is welcome to develop and grow through sports, just as we have done from the start in 2007

Goals

Improving the life of the community.

All children are welcome to participate in all the activities offered by the foundation. During the activities we promote positive behavior in order to reduce negative behavior and we do so by rewarding good behavior., with the focus on norms and values, perseverance, knowledge, independence and leadership. Interaction with children and the content of the activities are of great importance.

  • Promote compliance with norms and values
  • Reduce school absence
  • Promote perseverance
  • Promote awareness
  • Promote independence
  • Promote leadership
The activities are divided into projects, education and support

Projects

Soccer School - La Naranja Mechánica, Recreation - CoCo Communication and Cooperation, Music classes - Sararé, Journalism - Entendámonos (Understand us) and Dance - FunDancing

Education

English classes, Read and write classes, Computer classes

Guidance

Caminos al Máximo, Leadership in my community, Study and work

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