School for life - Cali, Colombia
With this project TOOLS FOR LIFE helps sending out a volunteer on behalf of the “School for Life” association in Columbia. Mathis Brinkmann (18) from Kelkheim is volunteering within the national government´s weltwärts-program. The projects of “School for Life” are directed towards penniless children and adolescents in the Cali region. Cali is the 3rd biggest city in Columbia. Many of the kids there are refugee children (civil war for more than 50 years) who are threatened by gang crime and violence. His job: at a school in Cali he will work on a sports and leisure project for kids. Focus will be education and personal development as these children´s everyday life is ruled by violence, drugs and criminality which are obstacles to their future. The national ministry for economic cooperation and development (BMZ) funds 75% of the sending. The remaining 25% are financed by a donor pool. TOOLS FOR LIFE supports Mathis Brinkmann with 1,000 EUR. Read more about Mathis' experiences and news about the project on his blog.
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