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Volunteer Karlijn’s first impressions

Hi, my name is Karlijn and I'm from the Netherlands. I have been working at La Vecina for about two weeks now. From the beginning I felt that I was really welcome. The children came to me in a very enthusiastic way and also the teachers gave me the feeling that they...

Emilia Volunteering with La Vecina

Hi, I'm Emilia. I'm a Finnish girl from Paris and currently volunteering for four months with Foundation La Vecina in Cartagena. Recent University graduate, I came here via an organization called Moving Worlds, which organizes business-related volunteering missions....

What I like most about La Vecina?

What I like most about La Vecina?   JUAN MANUEL (10 years old) "They take care of me here" What I like most about La Vecina? We have a lot of fun here. We go out to play football on the patio. The teachers treat us very well. They take care of me. I want to...

Bike tour on the 15th of September 2012

Give street kids a fresh start This year will be the 6th edition of ‘Biking for la Vecina’ and we will join the RABO Lingetour of bike-association ‘t Versnelletje from Ochten, Gelderland. On Saturday the 15th of September we will trail past the Linge river, by dikes,...

Be gone, flees!

On the 20th of April we did a campaign against flees at the school. The ‘Kipox’ shampoo which was donated by Gerco laboratory did the job well. The mothers of the schoolchildren spontaneously offered a helping hand, so that we managed to wash all the kids’ hair in one...

Fundraising at ‘De Griffel’

Primary school ‘De Griffel’ again organized a fundraising event during the time of the fast for a good cause and this year the funds raised were donated to La Vecina. The children performed all sorts of chores to collect money, such: cleaning up the house, car washing...

New library

Foundation La Vecina is very proud to announce that the Rabobank – Share4More has made it possible for us to set up a new library (books and school materials). We have purchased 3 sets of good white bookshelves and more than 220 books. Visiting our library is part of...

5 years La Vecina

On Monday the 5th of March 2012 Foundation La Vecina – Colombia celebrated its 5-year anniversary. Exactly 5 years a go, La Vecina opened her doors for fifteen children. Just Ines (the teacher), Claudia (the cook) and Nathalie started and now, in March 2012, there are...

First computer class

Today, on the 31st of January 2012, our foundation faced another milestone: we started teaching ‘computer classes’ and we are very proud! The class is facilitated by the Molenaars Kinderfonds who have financed this project. La Vecina was able to purchase computer for...

Fancy fair

“The fancy fair last week was a huge success. We raised a lot more than we expected. Because the artworks of the children are still being sold and my boss will add the funds raised through registrations between 14 and 23 December, we are not sure what the total income...

Diploma for Maria

Maria, our third grade teacher, was able to take an extra teacher’s training supported by La Vecina. After three years of studying at the technical school Citucar, she received her diploma on the 17th of December. Maria was very happy and La Vecina will continue to...

Province of North Brabant

The staff of the Dutch Province of North Brabant could choose this year whether they wanted a gift package for Christmas or whether they preferred supporting a good cause. Marijn Alders represented La Vecina on their ‘good cause information market’. La Vecina was the...