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Through the years our organization's focus has expanded and allowed for greater development and long-term projects in the hope of creating a brighter future for the children and seniors of Agua de Dios, Colombia

 

Ongoing Projects

 

Santa ana boarding school

Declared unsafe in 2013, the Santa Ana Boarding School was used as a housing area, for more than 30 orphan girls, and school, where more than 150 children attend classes everyday including orphans and poor children from surrounding villages, and has become the main project of Extending A Hand. Construction began on the new Santa Ana Boarding School on June 7th, 2018. 


backpacks of love

Each year we support children from the Santa Ana and Nazareth Orphan schools, sick seniors from the Guillermo Greffestein Elderly Home, and other poor kids from the villages around Agua de Dios with a backpacks drive campaign, delivering backpacks full of primary necessities to those in need.


Acheived Projects

cena benefica bogota, colombia


shuzz 2017

Shuzz, a great and wonderful foundation, supported our cause for our annual program "Backpacks of Love" in 2017 with an absolutely spectacular donation of shoes to give joy and cover a great need to our children and old people in Colombia!


Extending a hand and toys drive in florida

Continuing with our mission to bring joy through the "Backpacks of Love" Extending to Hand / Foundation A Friendly Hand is present in South Florida, USA donating 200 backpacks to children in need!


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Eyes of the Future 2016

The children and nuns of Santa Ana and Nazareth Orphanages received free vision screenings and eye exams. This vision drive day was a donation from our volunteer Dr. Gerardo Salamanca and optometrist Dr. Jose Joaquin Pazcagaza from Bogotá, Colombia.


Computer Lab Project

Extending A Hand's Computer Lab Project was founded to provide a good tool to create extra-curricular computer classes for the children of the Santa Ana and Nazareth orphan schools. With the success of this project we were able to provide a good tool to expand their knowledge and help them complete homework and projects and improve their computer skills. As well as develop online technical training for teens, 13 and up, in possible employment areas and to start online English classes.

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Backpacks of Love 2015

Once again, Extending a Hand Foundation (Fundacion Una Mano Amiga) is hosting a "Backpacks of Love" campaign. Each year we support children from the Santa Ana and Nazareth Orphan schools, sick seniors from the Guillermo Greffestein Elderly Home, and other poor kids from the villages around Agua de Dios with a backpacks drive campaign, delivering backpacks full of primary necessities to those in need. 


Eyes of the Future 2015

On February 28th, 2015 the children and nuns of Santa Ana and Nazareth Orphanages received free vision screenings and eye exams. This vision drive day was a donation from our volunteer Dr. Gerardo Salamanca and optometrist Dr. Jose Joaquin Pazcagaza from Bogotá, Colombia. After the exams and screenings for 50 children, 50 sick seniors from Guillermo Greffestein Elderly Home and 6 nuns the results were: 18 children needed corrective lenses, 5 children needed vision therapy, 1 nun needed glasses and vision surgery. All corrective lenses were donated and delivered by Dr. Salamanca and Dr. Pazcagaza on April 18th, 2015.

Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Marta López, five children with severe vision problems received vision therapy at no cost at the Instituto Coperavi, one of the best vision institutions in Bogotá, Colombia.

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