SOCIAL INNOVATION to the service of Refugees CALI (Colombia)

We are an organization that emerged thanks to the joint work of volunteers, community leaders, academia and donors. We have achieved the development of projects that positively impact communities through social innovation.

We were born in 2012 as a student's initiative in Cali in order to propose projects aimed at improving the quality of life specifically in vulnerable communities.

Currently, we work as an independent Foundation and our Mission is to generate community processes that dignify the habitat and lives of Refugees displaced by violence.

To reach our Mission we have have 3 projects for you to participate:

1. Closer to the World: educating children from a cultural perspective of your country of origin, but from their language.

2. Store: Collecting clothes, toys, shoes and accessories for family use (sheets, blankets, wardrobes, etc), and sell them in the community with participation of volunteers for a symbolic price, to support the other projects.

3. Feeding for peace: We nourish the soul and body of more than 700 people in community restaurants from Monday to Friday.

All volunteers must pay a registration fee of 50000 COP (10 euros / 12 dollars) which includes: an official volunteer shirt and a volunteer certificate for the time you participate with us.

Items needed: - School Supplies: Temperas, A4 Paper, Pencils, Pens, Clay, Scisors. - Clothes (Used or New). - Toys. - Shoes. - Accesories for family use (sheets, blankets, etc). - Non-perishable Food. -Kitchen implements such as: pots, plastic plates, plastic cups, cutlery, ladles, and others...
As a VISITOR we would like to share with you: As a VISITOR we want to invite you to come and see our activities (ask us for days and times depending of your date of arrival). You can meet the social businesses that we support, for you to help us to promoting them. We can also arrange your accomodation for a special price as Bagsharer, which supports our projects.
Want to VOLUNTEER mid or long term ? Here are the conditions :) : As a VOLUNTEER you can not only visit but participate in different activities including Education Courses with our Kids, Selling in our Second-hand Clothes Store or Serving in our Comunity Kitchen. By volunteering in our Foundation, you will be enriched by a powerful and experienced team with intergenerational, interdisciplinary, interethnic, and international inputs.
Languages spoken:
Spanish
English
French
Other
If you are interested in our project please get in touch directly with the foundation via the "CONTACT" link. : Looking forward hearing from you! :)
Listing created Jul 18, 2018