The Emiliani Project is a US-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and nurturing orphaned and abandoned children. Their mission is to protect, nurture and educate orphaned and abandoned children so that they are able to live healthy and fulfilling lives, from childhood through early adulthood.
They are currently working on the construction of a new children’s home in Caldas, Antioquia, Colombia (30 minutes south of Medellin). When complete, it will be home to 160 children. They will be raised, educated and loved in a family community of children in the beautiful, peaceful, rural environment outside of the busy city.
The home itself will consist of 33 structures, to include dormitory-style bedrooms, commercial kitchen and dining room, library, school classrooms, gymnasium, activities room, seamstress shop, bakery, medical offices, administration/staff buildings, and a chapel. Construction on the home began early 2015. Now that we are well underway, current status on the construction efforts can be found on The Emiliani Project Facebook page.
Two years ago, The Emiliani Project underwent a fundraising campaign to build a new commercial kitchen and dining room for the home (below). This building is complete thanks to all of their support.
Last year, The Emiliani Project raised enough funds to build out a dormitory-style bathroom. Thanks to the support of donors, volunteers arrived on location last August and completed the major construction for this facility.
Now The Emiliani Project is targeting a home open date for the first 30 children of late 2020 / early 2021. But, they would like to add another critical piece before bringing children into the home. The kids need more school rooms.
The plan this year is to raise enough funds to purchase all of the building materials for the next classroom building. Those materials would be waiting for the volunteers to arrive in July to assemble and construct into brand new classroom. The best part is that you will be able to watch the progress throughout that week. You will be able to see exactly where your money went, and exactly how it benefits the kids.
I hope you are able to help us achieve our goal and thank you so much for your generosity! These kids are very lucky to have you participate in their lives!