Piecitos in Colombia

Schools of Colombia

902 piecitos colorados en 8 schools in Cundinamarca, Santander, Caquetá, Caldas, Bolívar, Córdoba, Atlántico y Cauca.

Incorporated in 2009, 60 children are taught there.

Initial situation: The school had the roofs and the water well in disrepair and the bathrooms were practically unusable. The electrical system was precarious.

Current situation:

  • Infrastructure: The building was remodeled according to needs; offering students and teachers adequate spaces for learning and teaching.
  • Nutritional Training: A garden was built for the self-sufficiency of food in the school canteen and the surpluses are distributed with the families. Chapters of the Nutrition Training Guide have been worked on, complementing this learning with the game “Have Fun Eating Healthy”.
  • Educational Improvement: To promote reading habits in children, the project Compass Expedition has been launched: A safe trip to reading by providing books, training teachers and following up students on this route. In 2017 and 2019, students received the Art Initiation Course and had the opportunity to visit the Gold, National and Botero museums of the city of Bogotá.
  • Promotion of Sport: The Traditional Games Sports Olympics, led by Prosegur Volunteers, have been carried out.

Incorporated in 2011, 172 children are taught there

Initial situation: The school did not have drinking water and it only had two bathrooms for students and teachers. The classrooms presented problems of ventilation and lighting and the sports field was in poor condition.

Current situation:

  • Infrastructure: The bathrooms, the school canteen and the kitchen were built. The aqueduct, lighting and ventilation system were installed and the sports field and the perimeter fence were adapted.
  • Nutritional Training: The chapters of the Nutritional Training Guide have been worked on, complementing this learning with the game “Have Fun Eating Well”.
  • Educational Improvement: Some students have participated in the three editions of the CMU Boost Program, where they have strengthened skills such as leadership, trust and teamwork. In 2017 and 2019 students received the Art Initiation Course. A volunteer - son of a collaborator - gave workshops on painting techniques. During 2018 they participated in the Awake, Create and Transform the Environment program with the Créate Foundation where they developed 20 entrepreneurship projects.
  • Sports Promotion: The Sports Olympics have been carried out, in addition to physical education classes taught by a volunteer through the Solidarity Talent program (employee's son).

Talent Schoolarships: Three scholarship students in technological careers

Incorporated in 2010, 283 children are taught there.

Initial situation: The building was very damaged, most of the students studied in improvised classrooms with awnings and the toilets were nonexistent. In addition the bedrooms were made with artisanal wood.

Current situation:

  • Infrastructure: The school was rebuilt in its entirety, as well as the dormitories based on the needs detected during the assessment and intervention process at the school.
  • Nutritional Training: A school garden was set up that has a space for medicinal plants and has developed the vermiculture technique. Since 2017, the chapters of the Nutrition Training Guide have been worked on, complemented by the “Have Fun Eating Well” game.
  • Educational Improvement: Students in the eleventh grade received preparation courses for the Saber Tests, improving their knowledge to enter university. In 2017 and 2019 students received Art Initiation Course; they have received art workshops dictated by a plastic artist; They have also participated in the Awake, Create and Transform the Environment Program.
  • Promotion of Sport: On the initiative of the volunteers, the Piecitos Colorados Olympics began, a set of traditional games activities.

Talent Scholarships: 3 scholarship students at the University.

Incorporated in 2012 educates 30 children from preschool to fifth.

Initial situation: The school had cracks in the walls and holes in the ceilings, with a kitchen and hygienic services in poor condition.

Current situation:

  • Infrastructure: The sanitary services, sports field and the kitchen were adapted, the computer room, the library and the dining room were built.
  • Nutritional Training: Prosegur students, teachers and volunteers built a greenhouse in the school that has served to introduce new foods to the children's diet.
  • Educational Improvement: The Compass Expedition program has been implemented: A safe trip to reading with the aim of promoting reading habits in children, providing the school library with books and online training for teachers. In 2017 and 2019 students received the Art Initiation Course; They have also had the opportunity to visit the Interactive Science museums and the Caldas Museum of Art. In 2019 students around s courses are participating in a Science Club with the aim of experimenting with the four elements of nature.
  • Sports Promotion: Teachers lead the Sports Olympics.

 

Incorporated in 2015, 195 children are taught in Clemencia.

Initial situation: The school had a deficit in the electrical system, hygienic problems (toilets and absence of a water storage tank). Their roofs were in poor condition and did not have a perimeter fence which represented a very high risk for students.

Current situation:

  • Infrastructure: The school has an optimal electrical and sanitary system for students and teachers; In addition, a secure fence was built controlling income only for the educational community. Students have a library and playground for the development of their skills.
  • Nutrition Training: They have been working on chapters of the Nutrition Training Guide, and have carried out activities such as the recycling reign, sports olympics and the promotion of reading with themes alluding to healthy eating. The garden was built with the support of mothers.
  • Educational Improvement: In 2017 and 2019 students received the Art Initiation Course and also visited the Cartagena Historical Museum. They have also continued this course through the implementation of training sessions led by volunteers on Sinú art and culture through the Traveling Suitcase of the Gold Museum. They are developing the Compass Expedition program to encourage reading and writing skills.
  • Sports Promotion: Thanks to the support and organization of volunteers and teachers, the Sports Olympics have been designed.

 

Incorporated into the project in 2017, it educates 75 children

Initial situationThe institution did not have adequate facilities for the development of the study; some classrooms were with cracked walls; floors and ceilings in poor condition representing risks for the educational community. Nor did they offer spaces for adequate food consumption or sanitary hygiene.

Current situation:

  • Infrastructure: Sanitary batteries and sink, septic tank, cistern were built, classrooms, floors, walls, ceilings, windows, doors and kitchen were adapted; The school canteen was remodeled and the electrical system of the entire building was changed. Students have a playground for the development of their skills.
  • Nutritional Training: In 2018, with the support of volunteers, the school garden and decorative gardens were built.
  • Educational Improvement: First aid training talks were held. In order to promote reading, the Compass Expedition program is being implemented, books for the library and educational games for children were donated, as well as desks, desks, boards and shelves for the classrooms. The Art Initiation Course is also taking place.
  • Sports Promotion: The Sports Olympics have been implemented with the support of volunteers

Incorporated into the project in 2017, it educates 70 minors.

Initial situation: The school had serious deficiencies in its infrastructure that affected the safety of students, such as classrooms with risk of collapse, lack of energy. Nor did they have access to water causing hygienic and health problems for the community. There was no dining room or kitchen.

Current situation:

  • Infrastructure: Sanitary batteries, sink, water wells, classrooms, library, school canteen were rebuilt. In addition, fans and solar panels were installed for power supply; the kitchen and dining room were built and equipped with appliances; desks and shelves.
  • Nutritional Training: With the support of volunteers, the school and medical garden were built as well as decorative gardens.
  • Educational Improvement: Reading promotion sessions were held, books were donated to the library and educational games for the little ones. First aid training talks were held thanks to the support of Prosegur volunteers and the National Red Cross, as well as information sessions on personal care and hygiene.
  • Sports Promotion: During this year, the Sports Olympics will be implemented.

Incorporated into the project in 2019, it educates 17 children from Preschool to fifth.

Current situation: The school has as a priority the change of all the ceilings, since they have leaks and humidity. It is necessary to improve floors, windows and arrangement of platforms, as well as the closure of the institution.