Volunteering in Colombia with Goals for Peace Bucaramanga
Thanks to Canal TRO for this programme about volunteering in Colombia at our project Goals for Peace, Bucaramanga.
Goals for Peace is a project we set up in October 2012 with the aim of using football training to develop the life skills and opportunities for a group of children in one of the poorer parts of town. When we were travelling we noticed there where not so many opportunities to get involved in volunteering in Colombia so one of our aims was to organise easy to access volunteering opportunities in Bucaramanga.
Ultimately this led to us setting up a project in a barrio called Olas 2; with the help of a lot of other people to whom we are extremely grateful. The project is now properly legally registered and we have grown in number from around 20 kids to a record attendance of 72!
This video explains the project and gives a good idea of what we are trying to achieve. As ever we are looking to develop and improve what we are doing and often this requires financial resources. If you are interested in making a donation (of any kind) or would like more information about the project please visit our website www.goalsforpeace.com or have a look at our facebook page.