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PTPI Chapter Project Grant: Bogota, Colombia

This project targeted underprivileged children and teens who are at a higher risk of exposure to drugs, alcohol, violence, sex trafficking, suicide, etc. Through integrated, self-help workshops and various sport actives, these participants received support from their community and empowerment to overcome their circumstances.

PTPI Chapter Project Grant: Bogota, Colombia

PTPI provides Chapter Project Grants so that our global chapter network may carry out cultural, educational, and humanitarian projects that exemplify the mission of PTPI. Chapters provide reports after their projects have been completed.

Chapter Name: PTPI’s Bogota, Colombia Chapter

Project Name: ”Active Minds and Hands”

Number of Beneficiaries: Over 300 Families
 

Project Description: This project targeted underprivileged children and teens who are at a higher risk of exposure to drugs, alcohol, violence, sex trafficking, suicide, etc. Through integrated, self-help workshops and various sport actives, these participants received support from their community and empowerment to overcome their circumstances.

Outcomes and Impact of the Project:

Decreased number of children and teens who engage in violence, become addicted to drug and alcohol, are enslaved by sex traffickers, and commit suicide.
Provide support to the neglected children and teens of the community.
Improve the overall quality of life for these children and teens.

Reflection on Lessons Learned:

Our eyes have been opened to the many other needs of our poor communities which has given us inspiration for future projects.
 
Grants are awarded twice per year and applications are due February 1 and/or August 1. All applicants will be notified within 30 days following the application deadline and funds will be distributed in March and September. Chapters may apply for and receive more than one grant in a year. Preference will be given to chapters who have not received a grant within the calendar year.

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