The charity project CASA HOGAR aims at improving living conditions of the mostly indigenous and underprivileged people of the Colombian Chocó. The path to this goal starts with providing better education for young women and girls – whereby education means not only providing access to schools but above all contributing to personal growth and therewith creating new perspectives. We see ourselves as companions on this journey. We want to understand the needs and ideas of the local people and encourage them to translate these into concrete projects and solutions. We assist during this process and the realization of their projects.
Our initial project is a residence for girls in Istmina that live in too remote regions to visit secondary schools without help. Residents will receive a scholarship for the renowned school ‘Colegio Diocesano San José’. The construction of this residence has already begun, and the first residents have already moved in. Both the structural and qualitative expansion of the Colegio Diocesano San José are also in progress. This means that hereafter students can acquire the university entrance qualification at this school.
In line with the idea of holistic education workshops that focus on important topics such as gender equality and creating equal opportunities are offered – yet without generally excluding boys.