SYNOPSIS ON ORPHANAGES INVOLVED
Casa Maria Jacinta
A dilapidated living space named Casa Maria Jacinta is where sexually assaulted girls ages 8-18 years old spend their days in hopes of a better future. The orphanage only receives about $2 per day per girl from the government and little to no other assistance due to the circumstances of the orphanage. The nuns in the orphanage who take care of these girls strive to build a better future for the victims, but the home expenses get in the way and the money is just about enough to cover basic needs. This leaves the orphanage with barely any funding for educational efforts. Orphan2Uni aims to provide grants for educational supplies and scholarships to encourage the girls to pursue higher education at the university level.
Supplies needed for Casa Maria Jacinta include: girls undergarments, feminine products, bathroom supplies, and educational supplies.
Hogar Don Bosco
Hogar don Bosco provides orphaned boys with core values, creative development, cultural activities, various sports, and formal education in the hope of encouraging young boys aged 6 to 17 to see a better day. The orphanage houses 200 children at a time and sometimes more due to an influx of poverty in Bolivia. Hogar don Bosco aims to develop the children into socially responsible adults by educating them on how to be part of a team and develop social skills. Unfortunately, the children play on a concrete makeshift soccer field which leads to injury. Our goal is to build a grass soccer field with net goals, lines, and bleachers to keep them safe and encourage more participation.
Supplies needed for Hogar don Bosco include: bathroom supplies, ping pong table accessories, and soccer materials.
Hogar Virgen de la Fatima
Child abandonment is an extreme form of negligence caused by several factors, one of them being the high pregnancy rates of young girls. Fortunately, Hogar Virgen de la Fatima provides a safe place for these children with ages ranging from just months to six years old. The orphanage provides them with food, shelter, and education. Sometimes volumes at the orphanage can reach up to 60 at a time, making it difficult to give them the proper attention. Caregivers and teachers work together to have only about 20 kids per room but sometimes the rooms reach a capacity of 30 or more. The classrooms are inadequate and their playground is practically falling apart, which can be hazardous and cause injuries. Orphan2Uni is working toward providing better classroom and playground equipment for the children to have a safe and enjoyable environment.
Supplies needed for Hogar Virgen de la Fatima include: milk bottles, powdered milk, diapers, bathroom supplies, blankets, baby clothing, assorted toys, and educational supplies.