Sports for All – Helping Children in Buritaca

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Few areas in Colombia are as overlooked as Buritaca. The small town was one of those hit hardest by the pandemic, as the adults who relied on tourism had no work and children found themselves idling around when schools closed for nearly two years. With no education, no sports programs, and no resources, children were spending time in the streets making bad life choices and getting into trouble.

El Rio Foundation was created to help fill that gap for children in terms of their education and their development. As part of that initiative, they created a program called “El Rio Games”, a multi-sports club to help over 250 children in five different communities.

Through the sports and arts activities, they encourage children to join their Academic Tutoring program, which supports children with their reading, writing, maths, and homework, and helps them practice their English skills with volunteers. They also teach skills such as teamwork, communication, problem-solving, confidence, empathy, and concentration.

Although the schools have resumed this year, there is little funding for education and there is no funding for sports programs. The best equipped school had only two broken hula hoops, 12 cones, and a flat football. Please help us make sure that the children of Buritaca are not forgotten. To read more about El Rio Foundation, please click here.

Your donation can make a big difference for these communities as:

  • $25 helps one Sports Club for a week for 50 children.
  • $50 covers 7 Football Club sessions.
  • $100 funds 15 weeks for the Basketball club.
  • $250 helps pay for equipment for one
  • $400

 

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Cristhiaan Ochoa

April 28, 2024

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$100.00
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Cristhiaan Ochoa

March 28, 2024

Amount Donated
$100.00
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Cristhiaan Ochoa

February 28, 2024

Amount Donated
$100.00
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Cristhiaan Ochoa

January 28, 2024

Amount Donated
$100.00
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Cristhiaan Ochoa

December 28, 2023

Amount Donated
$100.00
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Cristhiaan Ochoa

November 28, 2023

Amount Donated
$100.00
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Sandra Ardila

June 21, 2023

Amount Donated
$100.00
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Maude Ashra

June 19, 2023

In honor of Diego Elizondo

Amount Donated
$25.00
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Anonymous

June 19, 2023

Amount Donated
$25.00
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Allison Jenkins

June 19, 2023

We donate as a 10th birthday gift to our friend, Diego Elizondo

Amount Donated
$25.00
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Florence Faguer

June 19, 2023

Diego elizondo told me about your charity.

Amount Donated
$40.00
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Safiatou Diallo

June 19, 2023

Great initiative Diego!

Amount Donated
$30.00