in 2018 a court was built on the purchased land in Santa Cecilia, Colombia. Now the children have a place to play sports while attending the after-school program. Forming Lives Foundation will continue to support the work being done to build the entire recreation center
Mission Trip August 16-23, 2017
The mission team visited Santa Cecilia, Colombia to discover that a construction company donated over 20,000 bricks to help with building the Coliseum the team assisted in using some of the bricks to construct a road in front of the Alliance church. (See pictures in Gallery below).
After much prayer, God has directed the Foundacion FORMAVIDA to develop a new strategy that allows the youth and young adults from the community to have a place where they can use their free time to develop and foster the talents God has given them.
This project will consist of the construction of a multi-purpose space which includes multi-use athletic courts, a daycare center, AND a multi-use covered gym to play basketball, soccer, and volleyball with the idea of adding classrooms and Christian school in the future.
To do this we are proposing the following phases:
1. First Phase: AQUISITION OF THE LAND: a. Buy the land b. Study the topography c. Define plans d. Obtain a construction license
2. Second Phase: FIRST CONSTUCTION: a. Level the land b. Build the foundation c. Build the structure d. Level and build the parking lot e. Build walls to prevent landslides
3. Third Phase: SECOND CONSTRUCTION: a. Walls and columns of center b. Bleachers c. Roof d. Lighting We are looking for partnerships, churches, organizations, schools, families, and individuals who believe that this is possible.
We need people who want to support us in prayer, physically and financially! We appreciate and value your consideration
God bless you!
OTHER PROJECTS AT SANTA CECILIA
OASIS: An after school program for kids and teens to receive a holistic Christian education that includes spiritual development, tuitoring and special activities.
DICOCO: Women and teens learn how to trace, cut and sew cloths helping them develop talents that God has gven them and it encourages them to be entrepreneurs.
HAND CRAFT FOR LIVE: Mothers and youths identify, develop and enhance skills as they crochet bags, wallets and bracelets.
Forming Lives Foundation is committed to providing a community center where individuals and families in Santa Cecelia, Colombia can develop their quality of life: spiritually, intellectually and physically.
Thanks to our Generous Donors
Phase One Status
*Raised $25,800 as of 3/1/2020
* Paid back loan for the first land: $16,000
With your support and contributions in Colombia we have completed the payment of the first land.
* Land Deed: $ 800
Although this step was not mentioned in the original budget, without this there can not be construction license)
* Topographic survey $ 600
The actual cost was $200 more expensive than expecting
* Classrooms, Bakery and DiCoco Sewing Room $8,400
For these section of the project FORMAVIDA has collected the extra $6,900 has being through different events within the community, and other local donors.
Next Steps for Phase One:
* Land (ground) survey $ 1,200
* Architectural plans $ 4,000
* Structural plans $ 5,000
* Construction license $ 3,400
Total Needed.......................$ 13, 600
The Colombia Comunity
Making a Difference
The Community of Santa Cecilia, Colombia has a population of more than 10,000 people and approximately 6,000 are between the ages of 0-15. They face many of the following issues:
Lack of work
Low economic resources
Malnutrition & learning disabilities
Unwanted pregnancies, abortions and abuse
Lack of Spiritual knowledge, and Life principles
WE HAVE A DREAM....