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.
Last year, The Emiliani Project underwent a fundraising campaign to build a new commercial kitchen and dining room for the home. This building is complete thanks to all of their support (below).
Now The Emiliani Project is targeting a January 2019 home open date for the first 30 children. But, they would like to add another critical piece before bringing children into the home. The kids need a playground.
The plan includes the construction of the playground (in blue above), along with a parking lot (grey) and play areas (green) to be completed by the end of summer 2018. 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!
Check out The Emiliani Project’s video for more information about what they are doing, and visit EmilianiProject.org for other ways you can help us get this home open.