Goals for Kids works with teens and young children who have previously had no PE in school. This exciting project gets kids moving and is more than fun. They learn to work together, stay healthy and, most importantly, build the confidence that need to take on life.
In a violent and poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Bogota, the local Berna Mennonite Church is working with the children and young people who were displaced by Colombia’s civil war. The project Creciendo Juntos (Growing Together) has two areas of emphasis:
La Buena Tierra was started in 1999 as a preschool for children of very poor families who were entering first grade with no preparation. Next, the mothers dreamed of a quality elementary school. The children had become excited about learning, but they became frustrated and lost interest in the poor, under-funded and overcrowded public elementary schools.