Lobitos del Selvatorium

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Amigas y Amigos

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$6.50
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Your monthly donation will serve to cover the costs of our program as it is running at the moment, that is with 22 students ages between 6 and 17 divided into two groups and taught by two teachers.

Because it is complicated to have such a wide ranging age group divided into two groups, our aim is to teach 30 students divided into three groups.
Once we are able to cover the costs of the program running with the two groups, we will use the additional funds to construct an additional classroom and hire a third teacher so that we may have the children divided into three groups.

  • Private community
  • General Support
  • Access to mini-documentaries

Compadres y Comadres

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$25.50
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Your monthly donation will serve to cover the costs of our program as it is running at the moment, that is with 22 students ages between 6 and 17 divided into two groups and taught by two teachers.

Because it is complicated to have such a wide ranging age group divided into two groups, our aim is to teach 30 students divided into three groups.
Once we are able to cover the costs of the program running with the two groups, we will use the additional funds to construct an additional classroom and hire a third teacher so that we may have the children divided into three groups.
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  • General Support
  • Private community
  • Livestreams
  • Artwork
  • Access to mini-documentaries

Madrinas and Padrinos

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$63.50
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With only 50 euros a month we can cover the full costs of one of the children studying in Selvatorium. By becoming a madrina or padrino, we will connect you with one child in particular and help you to develop a relashionship with him or her. Through the year she will send you photos, artworks, letteres etc.
  • Develop a freindship with the child you sponsor
  • General Support
  • Private community
  • Livestreams
  • A chance to come visit!
  • Access to mini-documentaries
  • Artwork

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About Lobitos del Selvatorium

The Lobitos del Selvatorium is an educational community project made up of seven families and nineteen children. We are located in the Selvatorium www.selvatorium.co in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta at an intersection between indigenous culture and civilization. Most of the children who participate are from the Arahuaco and Kogi cultures.

Why:
Today, many Kogi and Arhuaco families wish for their children to learn spanish and be able to understand and interact with western culture. Some are interested in their children becoming professionals so that they may carry out important tasks for their communities, serving as doctors, dentists, lawyers or teachers. This course has been approved by the “mamas” who are the spiritual authorities of the Sierra Nevada. Unfortunately because little resources are invested in public education in Colombia, the system available to them is deficient. We understand that by educating indigenous children we are civilising them which is questionable, but considering that this door has already been opened, we hope hrough our program to offer an alternative high quality and contextualized educacion.

How:
We have opted to educate the children with the FACE methodology www.face.edu.co , a pedagogical system that is close to us because it was the mother of one of the members of Selvatorium who developed and has applied this methodology in Colombia since 1982.
Our objective is to help the children to discover and develop their own abilities and interests as well as forming them as autodidacts. We will help them to become positive members of their communities by making available the necessary tools for self knowledge, self management and conflict resolution.
Our program takes place from monday through friday from 8 am to 12:30 pm. It is being led by five adults and the parents of the children. Together with the parents we are developing a curriculum which is contextualized to the necessities of the communities of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
As part of our strategy to finance Los Lobitos del Selvatorium we are creating digital content with the students which include podcasts, videos and songs. Our objective is to share with the world these creations which help us to sustain the project as well as giving the children an opportunity to learn to use new communication tools to create their own content.
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