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Causes: Philanthropy, Public Foundations

Mission: The foundation's primary activity is to aid colombian children injured by antipersonnel mines ("landmines") by providing medical care, psychological care, and prosthetics to victims. Funds will be donated to organizations committed to providing services to victims of landmines. The foundation will engage in specific activities to accomplish its objectives including obtaining preferential rates for prosthetics, coordinating with other organizations for potential candidates for assistance, and conducting educational programs for the colombian public regarding the presence and danger of landmines.

Programs: The funds raised during 2014 were used to fund several projects which directly impacted 6,501 participants and indirectly impacted 39,860 participants. This was accomplished through several programs including training the teachers in the pazalobien methodology and in the accompaniment of its implementation in educational institutions. In the "dare to dream" project the goal is to inspire and transform the youths (ages 15 to 25) to be productive young adults who will provide innovative solutions to problems in their communities. In the "we are treasure" project, the focus is to combat child labor and improve mining safety by providing educational and training opportunities in mining communities. The foundation has carried out the pazalobien medellin program to transform students' attitudes and contribute to a culture of peace within the communities. The foundation also helped fund the extracurricular activities programs through artistic expressions such as theatre, art, dance and music, children and young people attained high levels of listening skills, auto-control and assertive manifestations of their emotions. Additionally, the foundation through its psychosocial support projects provide spiritual healing, creates safe environments, strengthens self-awareness, empathy, interpersonal relations, and creative thinking among the youth.

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