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Total donated in Colombia: $12,390
Partner since: 2012

Alex Rocha Young Center

The Alex Rocha Young Center is a community school located in a disadvantaged part of Cartagena that teaches English, art, and moral values to children, teenagers, and adults as well offering recreational activities. The center provides a safe haven for children who may be exposed to crime and violence, as well as helping children who come from dysfunctional families. The school has seven faculty and staff members serving 25 children, with programs for students in three age groups: 6-12 years old, 13-17 years old, and age 18 or older. Foundation funds have helped to purchase a video projector, and to make improvements to the school's building, including adding lockers and renovating the bathrooms to provide separate facilities for girls and boys.

School in session:

January 29-March 28, April 16-June 21, July 16-September 20, October 8-December 12; closed periodically throughout the year for national holidays

Gifts to bring if you're visiting:

  • Clothing for children aged 5-12
  • Coloring books and colored pencils
  • Postcards from your home city
  • Sports equipment