Our ProjectsSFF donated this year again to Rincon de Malala (Malala’s Corner), which is an organization, supporting children from poor families in Lima, Peru. Our donation from last year was given to them in the ‘pre-corona period’. It was reserved for the development of the children’s library. Circumstances have changed however, there is even more poverty and hunger in the poorest and unemployed families than there was before. Food packages are bought and food (mainly rice) is prepared for the children and their parents in huge pots at the various branches. Ana Mendoza with her right hand, Giovanna, and everyone else who can help, are doing the best they can to help where they can.
Our donation was split in two parts: one part on food and food packages and the other part on the children’s library/education. Below you will find some photos of the food packages and the large cooking pans in which food has been prepared and distributed somewhat later. Also included is a photo from the building from where digital education is going to be organized.
We are so happy that at we could have contributed at least something to better the living circumstances over there. (sep 2020)
Our donation to the Foundation Straatkinderen Medellin is used to buy chairs with attached writing surfaces. The chairs were manufactured by a local carpenter and were delivered during the English lessons, so the children could help to unpack them. The result is visible in the pictures. The children now don’t have to follow their English lessons sitting on the floor any longer and can use the writing surface to make their notes or to read book. Sabine Bouwmeester who is teaching English is going to buy new English textbooks for them with the remainder of our contribution.
In december 2018 the SFF donated learning materials for children of Patzalam Choacalam IV, a school in Guatemala, in collaboration with School the World.
The materials were books for the children and book shelves to store the books. We were happy to see the photos with a lot of smiling faces of children and teachers. We were told it was quite a gathering! Each book had a label attached with the text: ‘Today a reader, tomorrow a leader!’
At the end of 2017, the SFF made a donation to the ‘Niños de Guatemala’ (NDG), an organisation founded in 2006. The aim of NDG is to bring about a change to the underlying poverty of the country by increasing the educational opportunities for it’s underprivileged children, thereby driving a better future for the inhabitants of the country. Guatemala is a country with a large income disparity where there is considerable poverty as well as a history of armed conflict. NDG tries to offer an alternative to the violence that many children choose over education, with the aim of creating a pro-active and honest “new generation”. In 2008 NDG built it’s first primary school, ‘Nuestro Futuro’ (‘Our Future’) in ‘Ciudad Vieja’ (‘The Old City’). The school then opened in 2009 with 3 classes: Group 1, 2 and 3. Since then, the school has grown steadily. Our gift was specifically destined for the education of the children in the English language and was undertaken in co-operation with our partner ambassador Livia. NDG’s response was very enthusiastic and they will keep us posted on their work.