Children in Colombia have lost parents due to civil conflict and HIV/AIDS. While others are abandoned due to extreme poverty, parental drug abuse or arrest. Still, others are left without homes and parental care after serving time as child combatants. (KidSave Colombia)
INTERNADO MONSEÑOR VICTOR TAMAYO | Barranquilla, Colombia
Grand Opening: April 2015
Maestro Cares Foundation along with its partners City of Baranquilla, Fundacion Pacific, Fundacion Tecnoglass and Goya Foods constructed a home for 50 formerly abused, abandoned and orphaned boys and girls between 5 and 17 years old. This home has a capacity of 100 children and is compromised of dormitories, a clinic, a dining area, indoor and outdoor recreational areas and a middle school that serves children living in the home and the surrounding community.
Internado Monseñor Victor Tamayo
Internado Monseñor Victor Tamayo’s mission is to restore children’s rights through an affective and protective environment that provides the necessary tools for personal development and access to services and opportunities. This home provides children with an alternative life plan that allows them to achieve social integration. Along with traditional educational programs, this home provides English classes, technology programs, and a cultural enrichment curriculum which includes music and dance. The facility hosts the James Rodriguez soccer camp that serves disadvantaged children in the area.
“We are so proud to work with a foundation like Maestro Cares which shares our dedication and commitment to bringing aid to the children in Latin American communities who need it the most,” said Bob Unanue, President of Goya Foods.
Thanks to our Partners
City of Barranquilla