Past Projects

Student Workshops in Concepcion, Chile

Once again CAFE partnered with Corporación servicio Evangélicopara el Desarrollo (SEPADE) in Chile to offer a series of workshops to young men and women between 15 and 18 years of age attending a trade school. These students are mostly from low income families and tend to be left out of additional educational opportunities.

The students were offered training to develop interpersonal skills, team work, negotiation skills and conflict resolution.

The focus of the workshops was on leadership and expressing ideas with respect. The request for this training came from parents and community groups. The workshops ran from May-October, 2012.

Artisan Program in Paru Paru, Cusco, Peru

In 2012, CAFE played a vital role in improving the educational experience provided at the school in Paru Paru, Peru.

Money and materials from CAFE supported the various artisan programs running at the school. With CAFE’s support, students from Grade 1 to Grade 6 have learned how to crochet and make traditional bracelets, necklaces, belts and hats. This has helped the students to embrace their culture and their surroundings, since the designs for the products that they are learning to make are based on nature and every-day life in the Andean countryside. Moreover, students have learned the value of their new found skill, as they are often visited by tourists who purchase their creations, providing some economic benefits.

Music Program in Canta Gallo, Lima, Peru

Since 2009, Learning for Hope has been working with the school in Canta Gallo, Lima. They successfully supported the construction and implementation of portables.

Since joining forces with CAFE, the focus has changed to helping support a music program at the school. In 2012 funds were used to help with the operating expenses of the program.

The program is run by a teacher named Victor Raul Melgar Vasquez. Under his tutelage, 37 students from Grades 1 to 4 have learned how to play a wide range of instruments, while at the same time learning the importance of values such as discipline, order, responsibility and group work. The school band has flourished to the point that they were invited to participate in the Peruvian Independence Day parade.

Student Workshops in Concepcion, Chile

Once again CAFE partnered with Corporación servicio Evangélicopara el Desarrollo (SEPADE) in Chile to offer a series of workshops to young men and women between 15 and 18 years of age attending a trade school. These students are mostly from low income families and tend to be left out of additional educational opportunities.

The students were offered training to develop interpersonal skills, team work, negotiation skills and conflict resolution.

The focus of the workshops was on leadership and expressing ideas with respect. The request for this training came from parents and community groups. The workshops ran from May-October, 2012.

Artisan Program in Paru Paru, Cusco, Peru

In 2012, CAFE played a vital role in improving the educational experience provided at the school in Paru Paru, Peru.

Money and materials from CAFE supported the various artisan programs running at the school. With CAFE’s support, students from Grade 1 to Grade 6 have learned how to crochet and make traditional bracelets, necklaces, belts and hats. This has helped the students to embrace their culture and their surroundings, since the designs for the products that they are learning to make are based on nature and every-day life in the Andean countryside. Moreover, students have learned the value of their new found skill, as they are often visited by tourists who purchase their creations, providing some economic benefits.

Music Program in Canta Gallo, Lima, Peru

Since 2009, Learning for Hope has been working with the school in Canta Gallo, Lima. They successfully supported the construction and implementation of portables.

Since joining forces with CAFE, the focus has changed to helping support a music program at the school. In 2012 funds were used to help with the operating expenses of the program.

The program is run by a teacher named Victor Raul Melgar Vasquez. Under his tutelage, 37 students from Grades 1 to 4 have learned how to play a wide range of instruments, while at the same time learning the importance of values such as discipline, order, responsibility and group work. The school band has flourished to the point that they were invited to participate in the Peruvian Independence Day parade.

Earthquake Rebuilding Project in Concepcion, Chile

In 2010, the area around Concepcion, Chile was hit with a devastating earthquake. Not only was there much damage, but there was also stress, fear and hopelessness. Our partners in Chile-SEPADE asked for CAFE’s help to fund a program for high school students to design and complete reconstruction projects to help them deal with the devastation in their community. Seven small rebuilding projects were approved, from replanting gardens to helping seniors with repairs to their homes and constructing furniture. CAFE supported “bricks and mortar” building, but more importantly the building of minds and the building of community.

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Tuition Project

CAFE partnered with Centro Educacional Santo Cura Ars (CESCAR), which has been in operation for 41 years offering educational opportunities to children, adolescents and young people to offset the poor educational support of the government.

Father Abraham Apolinario, the director of the program, offered 100 scholarships to the brightest and most needy students who would otherwise not have the opportunity to attend a quality high school to escape the misery of their situation. CAFE contributed funds in 2008 for five scholarships.

Outfitting School in Rural Bangledesh with School Furniture

In 2005, the Borodol tribal village was totally destroyed by miscreants who attempted to occupy the land. Since the destruction of the village, Dinajpur Diocese, under the leadership of Bishop Moses Costa, has stood beside these people, already so oppressed, marginalized, and neglected by the government of Bangladesh. One major means of support has been the establishment of a small school. CAFE was a proud financial supporter of this work in 2007 and 2008, providing hope for the impoverished of Bangladesh through education.

Earthquake Rebuilding Project in Concepcion, Chile

In 2010, the area around Concepcion, Chile was hit with a devastating earthquake. Not only was there much damage, but there was also stress, fear and hopelessness. Our partners in Chile-SEPADE asked for CAFE’s help to fund a program for high school students to design and complete reconstruction projects to help them deal with the devastation in their community. Seven small rebuilding projects were approved, from replanting gardens to helping seniors with repairs to their homes and constructing furniture. CAFE supported “bricks and mortar” building, but more importantly the building of minds and the building of community.

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Tuition Project

CAFE partnered with Centro Educacional Santo Cura Ars (CESCAR), which has been in operation for 41 years offering educational opportunities to children, adolescents and young people to offset the poor educational support of the government.

Father Abraham Apolinario, the director of the program, offered 100 scholarships to the brightest and most needy students who would otherwise not have the opportunity to attend a quality high school to escape the misery of their situation. CAFE contributed funds in 2008 for five scholarships.

Outfitting School in Rural Bangledesh with School Furniture

In 2005, the Borodol tribal village was totally destroyed by miscreants who attempted to occupy the land. Since the destruction of the village, Dinajpur Diocese, under the leadership of Bishop Moses Costa, has stood beside these people, already so oppressed, marginalized, and neglected by the government of Bangladesh. One major means of support has been the establishment of a small school. CAFE was a proud financial supporter of this work in 2007 and 2008, providing hope for the impoverished of Bangladesh through education.

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