Welcome to Goals for Peace

Learn how we help to empower children in Columbia through sport, friendship and community.

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We help children through a range of campaigns designed to help with nutrition, building character and educating.

Voluteering Opportunities

Here at Goals for Peace we provide a safe and caring environment to give children in Colombia the best opportunities possible.

Welcome to Goals for Peace.

Creating Opportunities for children through creative community development.

ABOUT US

Goals for Peace (Goles por la Paz in Spanish) is a grass roots social and educational Foundation based in Bucaramanga, Colombia.

Since 2010 we have grown from 20 participants to more than 200. We have worked with hundreds of volunteers from all over the world.

We use sports training, educational and recreational projects to demonstrate that individuals and communities can achieve peace and success through positive values such as team work, respect, tolerance and self-discipline.

What We Do

The neighbourhoods in which we work in suffer from some of the highest levels of unemployment, poor nutrition, school dropout, and a large number of ‘pandillas’ or gangs. Despite this we are constantly uplifted by the positive attitude and progress made by the participants. We have a team of full time professionals including social workers, psychologists and physical trainers. We have formal agreements with two local Universities’ the Pontificia and the Santo Thomas who send us psychology and physical training students. We also work with local and international volunteers. This mixed team delivers a full time programme to 200 at-risk youth. We are based in the neighbourhood Olas 2 in Bucaramanga, Colombia. Through an agreement with the local community leaders we have access to two football pitches (one large) 2 communal salons (one large) and a community kitchen. We also have a permanent office space and a video and internet room. Since 2017 we have been supported by the Local authority and the Mayor of Bucaramanga and we are signing an agreement to expand the programme to reach 250 participants.

Our Mission

Support and facilitate at-risk youth and children to initiate change towards a culture of peace in their communities, using the power and appeal of sport as well as activities such as music, arts, enterprise, language, healthy eating and permaculture. Promote children’s rights and improve educational achievement and access to employment.

Vision

To develop a full time programme of activities supported by local and international stakeholders and implemented by professionals and volunteers with the goal of developing sustainable Creative Communities.

PROJECTS

Support and facilitate at-risk youth and children to initiate change towards a culture of peace in their communities, using the power and appeal of sport as well as activities such as music, arts, enterprise, language, healthy eating and permaculture. Promote children’s rights and improve educational achievement and access to employment.

Volunteer

“Being Rich is not about how much we have, but how much we give”

We provide voluteering opportunities allowing you to work dircetly with our Charity in Bucaramanga, working with staff and kids to help build our vision. Learn how to Volunteer by clicking the link below.

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