Active 20-30 Club of Cali along these 40 years of hard work has focused all its efforts, commitment and dedication to help disadvantaged children, managing social projects in the most vulnerable sectors of the city. Nowadays, Active 20-30 Club has five day-shelters where 1,350 children are attended from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. This program is aligned and supervised by the Colombian Family Welfare Institute (Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar), ICBF by its acronym in Spanish.
Due to the above Active 20-30 Club of Cali, has pointed all its efforts and resources to build a new day-shelter called “Benjamin Herrera”. This new building accomplishes has been designed under the standards of the National Government, in order to provide this service to the community. We will be offering 200 new places to children for their integral development in a healthy and favorable environment that facilitates coexistence in a society with high socioeconomic vulnerability due to the high rate of unemployment, homeless, displaced and re-inserted people.
This day-shelter (C.D.I by its acronym in Spanish) is the first educational community in which children learn to live together, to get to know, love and respect others, and they internalize basic rules of coexistence and gratitude for themselves and for others. Moreover, Active 20-30 Club of Cali has developed its own pedagogical model, in strict alignment with the government’s guidelines and standards, which permeates our children with the 4 principles and core values that resume what Active 20-30 International is:
1- Develop new leaders to serve in their communities
2- To serve our communities, especially children
3- Develop friendship and fellowship among its members
4- Promote the highest human, moral and civic principles
Currently, Benjamin Herrera old day-shelter is now attending 150 children between the ages 2 and 5 years. It is currently operating in a rented house that does not fulfill with the minimal space needed for special attention. The target population is affiliated to the subsidized “Sisben” social security system in Colombia, in the levels 1-2-3.
Kids attend from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. This teaching model is a 5 days a week, 10 hours a day, 100% of nutritional requirements like care, grooming, hygiene, recreation, personal care, stimulation and formation of values for a healthy living.
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