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
The work continued for Maestro Cares Foundation with funding for the construction of a home for 70 abused, abandoned and orphaned boys and girls between 6 and 17 years old. This home includes dormitories, a dining area, indoor and outdoor recreational areas and a middle school that serves 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. In addition to a home, this site includes a middle school that provides programs to the children residing in the orphanage and the greater community. The “Trabajando Por Los Ninos” program assists families in preventing child labor by providing educational support, English courses, technology programs and cultural enrichment programs that include music and dance. This facility also hosts the James Rodriguez Soccer camp provided by Fundación Colombia Somos Todos James Rodríguez. This camp provides underprivileged and at-risk children with a special interest in soccer the opportunity to further develop their skills and teaches them the necessary skills to become essential members of society.
“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
Alcaldia de Barranquilla (Land Donation)
Fundación Colombia Somos Todos James Rodríguez