We are the Friends of CES Waldorf, an US IRS recognized 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. We help promote the awareness of the work of CES Waldorf, a nonprofit in Bogota, Colombia that provides education, social and family support, and services to improve the health and economic status of the poorest and most violent prone suburb neighborhoods of Bogota, the largest city in Colombia. More than half of those living in and around Bogota's metro area (a population of 13 million) are displaced people coming to the city for safety and a better life from their war-torn and battered homes of rural Colombia. To help them, CES Waldorf works with volunteers, social workers, government programs and other nonprofit agencies. CES Waldorf bases its work on the Waldorf pedagogy, which seeks to promote for the children and their families a personal development and growth under descent life conditions, using art as important educational tool in its work. Children, adolescences and parents learn alternative ways to deal with their dramatic life situation. Currently, each year approximately 300 children and teens and 800 families are directly serviced by the program. The organization directly provides a free elementary school to youth displaced by violence, food and emergency services to families and children, health screening and counseling, and social services.
Friends of CES Waldorf is the US not-for-profit organization dedicated to help promote and raise money to support this cause in Colombia. We hope you will join us in making a visible difference to those most affected by violence and poverty in Colombia.
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Contact us in the USA at: Friends of CES Waldorf, Inc., c/o Richard Yao, 138 West 25th Street, 10th Floor, NY, NY 10001.