Education

Hogar la Providencia began its education programs in 2002 with Christian instruction for the children living at the Hogar. In 2006, basic primary eduction was added for the children of the Chimila community who are under the protection of the Hogar. Educational activities are structured to help the children overcome any academic deficiencies. In 2007, Hogar la Providencia provided a home and education to 64 children who came from backgrounds that may have negatively impacted their psychological, physical, and social well-being and development, including:

  • Drug dependency of the parents or other family members
  • Homes with mothers head of household
  • History of family violence
  • Psychological problems
  • Displacement
  • Socially unacceptable behaviors (such as begging, prostitution, delinquency)
  • Lack of economic resources
  • Low level of economic resources
  • Low level of schooling
  • Other factors that produce a severe social risk.

Hogar la Providencia provides instruction to adolescents and adults in fields such as handcrafted articles, industrial trades, farming and animal husbandry. We endeavor to provide them with the knowledge and skills they need to become self-sufficient, and shore up that education with microenterprise supports as needed, and as funds are available. Hogar la Providencia is building facilities to allow future training in:

  • Bakery
  • Footwear manufacture
  • Culinary arts/catering
  • Computer science
  • Crafts
  • Beauty
  • Small animal farming
  • Eco-friendly farming

John Calvin School

John Calvin School is in the first stage of building its infrastructure. It is a private educational institution with Christian values, and is an alternative for marginalized and vulnerable sectors of the population. The school offers pre-school, as well as basic primary and secondary education.

In the Foundation, we invest in the community because we are convinced that creating opportunities will partly mitigate hunger and the lack of basic necessities in the community, especially for children and young people. Thus, we develop alternatives through our social projects.

Sewing Classes