The foundation Mi ciudad con Vida was created in the year 2000. It is a private and independent nonprofit organization. Dedicated to the development of social programs in the most impoverished and vulnerable communities of Colombia through projects and programs which promote the holistic development of children and teenagers.
The foundation Mi ciudad con vida was created in 2000 with the intention of contributing to the holistic development of the less fortunate community of Barranquilla. It promotes the educational development of a group of children and their families living in the neighbourhood of Lipaya.
As a complement to the school day we provide informal activities with an emphasis on values, the Pisotón program and the life project in order to promote and strengthen the development of the personalities, emotional bonds and the overall quality of the life of the children, adolescents and their families.
Promote the holistic development of the children and teenagers in vulnerability conditions in the areas of education, health and recreation. This is with the objective of strengthening their entire life and therefore also contributing to the development of their families, their community and society in general.
In 2022, the foundation expects to be recognized as a social organization that leads in the implementation of programs for the welfare and development of vulnerable communities at regional and national level. This will be highlighted by the dedication, professionalism and altruism of their members, compromised with the respect to the environment, development of the community and the country.
Where we work
The activities of the foundation take place in:
Barranquilla, Colombia in the neighbourhood Lipaya. A community located in the perimeter of the Southwestern which has 4.000 habitants and which is characterised by high levels of poverty, unemployment and illiteracy.
Cartagena, Colombia neighbourhood Nelson Mandela. It is a district that has almost 40.000 habitants of which more of the 70% are forced displaced persons. This is a neighbourhood that has survived poverty, hunger, violence and constant war.
Soledad, Colombia neighbourhood Nuevo Horizonte. This township has the biggest population in the Atlántico after the district of Barranquilla. It has been recognized as a town which receives victims and demobilized people from illegal armed groups.
Principles that guide us – all correct
What we do – all correct
The principles that guide us
The director of the Mi Ciudad Con Vida Foundation, Nury Buendía, is a woman with a heart from Barranquilla, a psychologist from the Universidad del Norte, a specialist in cognitive and learning disorders at the Universidad del Norte, and a candidate for the “Doctorate in Psychology with Emphasis in Neurosciences ”from the University of Maimonides in Argentina.
She has a long history in the social area. For more than 20 years, she has been working with vulnerable populations. Her efforts have been directed at reducing dropout rates by working with each of the risk factors that affect the dropout rate. Children from these populations are disconnected from an early age from the educational system, in many cases they are used as child labourers, thus increasing the risk of consumption of psychoactive substances, association with gangs, sexual exploitation and early pregnancy. Furthermore, among these factors is school failure due to cognitive disability.
Our success so far
Education is the most powerful instrument against poverty and social inequality. Supporting and empowering young people in this process is fundamental for them to succeed in life
Professionals with a social sense, committed to improving the quality of life of our beneficiaries, allowing us to achieve the integrity of the interventions.