FROM THE FOUNDERS:
Dear Maestro Cares Supporter:
We want to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support of Maestro Cares and its efforts to improve the quality of life for the most vulnerable children in Latin America. We have much to celebrate: the grand opening of our second project, an orphanage and school in Barranquilla, Colombia and the latest collaboration on the innovative educational program – Project Maba in Lima, Peru.
And there is no slowing down! In collaboration with the Telemex Foundation and Casa Hogar Alegría, Maestro Cares broke ground on our fourth project, a girls’ home in Toluca, Mexico. And planning has already begun to launch new projects in Puerto Rico and Bolivia in 2016. We invite you to read our project updates below as we report and reflect on all the hard work of Maestro Cares over the last quarter.
CELEBRATING THE OPENING OF INTERNADO MONSEÑOR VÍCTOR TAMAYO IN BARRANQUILLA, COLOMBIA.
On April 11, 2015 Maestro Cares marked another milestone with the grand opening of its second project, an orphanage and school in Barranquilla, Colombia. Named after the beloved Monseñor Víctor Tamayo, the current facility will provide an education and home to up to 100-200 girls and boys, with health, psychological, and nutrition services on site. Other amenities include a library, computer room, classrooms, and soccer and basketball fields. The event was well attended by our loyal supporters, friends, and partners, including the First Lady of Colombia, María Clemencia “Tutina” Rodríguez Múnera who also participated in the ceremony. Due to the strong and involved support of our key partners, La Fundación Pacific Rubiales, La Fundación TecnoGlass, La Alcaldía de Barranquilla, and Goya Foods, the project was a resounding success. Maestro Cares is honored to have played this key role in bringing partners together on this project that will have a significant impact in the lives of underprivileged children in the region.
FROM COLOMBIA TO PERU… GO PROJECT MABA!
On April 13 in Lima, Peru, Maestro Cares announced its collaboration with Project Maba, an innovative project that seeks to enhance and improve the educational levels of children in the most vulnerable schools in Peru. This project combines access to technological resources; high speed Internet, and high quality digital content with an innovative curriculum in math and sciences. Co-founders, Marc Anthony and Henry Cárdenas were able to visit the Fe and Alegría School in Jicamarca to see the program in action.In Peru, 1 in 2 children (0-17 years old) lives in poverty and 19% of these children live under conditions of extreme poverty. In the highlands, 37% of the entire population lives in poverty. Only one of ten children reaches the expected level of comprehension and competence in mathematics (ECE 2012 – MINEDU). It was under these conditions that Maestro Cares came to partner with project MABA. Project MABA is a joint initiative of the University of Engineering and Technology and the Technology Institute together with Grupo Hochschild to enhance and to improve the educational levels of children in the areas of math and science in the most vulnerable areas of Peru. Maestro Cares is proud to collaborate with this project and its shared commitment to make a meaningful difference in children’s lives.
UP NEXT: TOLUCA, MEXICO
Construction on Maestro Cares’ fourth project to build an orphanage in Cacalomacán, Toluca, Mexico began in February 2015! The installation will provide a home to approximately 70 girls and is expected to open in late 2015 or early 2016. The installation includes one building with four bedrooms, a recreation room, rooftop laundry and another facility featuring dining, kitchen, pantry & storage, and additional rooms for multipurpose use, counseling and workshops. A third building will be home to the administrative offices, meeting rooms, work areas, as well as a library and computer lab. At the end of May (Day 177), the inner and exterior cores of the second-floor walls were completed and work on the enclosure kicked off. We look forward to taking you through the journey to complete this project by sharing development updates in our next newsletter. Click here to see photos on how the project is going: CLICK HERE
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