Header description

Since March 2006, the Angeles de Medellin Foundation has been a program helping poor and displaced children and families in Medellin, Colombia. In our office in the barrio of Regalo de Dios each day more than 75 children and adults visit the center to learn English and computers and have a safe environment to learn and discover new worlds. Also, the children play baseball, soccer and American football among other sports. Please view different videos on Facebook and Youtube.


Loading...

Monday, February 9, 2015

A year to remember - read on to learn what happened during 2014 at Angeles de Medellin



What a year to remember for the foundation, here's a calendar in review of last year.

JANUARY - over 800 children received free notebook, pencils, pens, rulers, erasers, pencil sharpeners and back packs to start the new school year off successfully. 








JANUARY 14 - THE HAMBURGERS - 3 different volunteers came from Hamburg, Germany volunteering at the same time.  Christian, Nadine and Mariola and mixed in with Marcos Kaseman - which in German means CHEESEMAN and then we had the CHEESEBURGERS!



FEBRUARY - Harriet from England brought to the Foundation her talents of making puppets and the Angels loved making their own puppets.



Also, in MARCH the Colombian Mounted National Police visited the Foundation and gave a display of horsemanship, discipline and spoke with the children about the importance of getting an education. 
















APRIL - for the first time over 100 children painted and colored easter eggs. Well, the smell wasn't very nice but the smiles and decorations were out of this world.





Also in April we signed a lease on our new education center which would be opened in June of 2014.  we were able to raise $6,000 to fund the new facility.

MAY - The angelitos played Bingo and were very happy winning over 75 different gifts and yelling out BINGO, BINGO and more BINGO.

Also, throughout the months of April, May and June the foundation welcomed many travelers that were on their way to the world cup in Brazil.  We had volunteers during this time from 6 continents and they brought gifts and stories from Ghana, Africa and the USA.


Volunteer - Rob Hurtubise from Toronta, Canada
JUNE 27, 2014 - THE GRAND OPENING OF THE NEW EDUCATION brought in over 800 people to view and celebrate a new beginning and future for children and adults to learn computers and English.  The real thanks goes to Rob Hurtubise from Toronto, Canada who was the international fundraiser and made it possible to expand the foundation.


JULY - the Angeles de Medellin foundation received a free booth at the world famous fashion show COLOMBIA MODA and we were able to receive lots of free publicity that enabled us to get on a local television program.

Also, in July we gave out over 400 paris of shoes to the most needy children. Truly a special day for all.

AUGUST we had the most volunteers in any one day ever that wasn't a special event.  28 volunteers showed up from 10 countries.  Truly a memorable and fun day for the angels.

September - through the generous donation of a Colombia shirt making company KAY BORA over 1,000 children received free t-shirts.

















OCTOBER - the biggest and best Halloween party took place on October 25th with 1,400 angels being treated to the most incredible and scary haunted house in history. With screams, yelling and some crying they truly enjoyed the new haunted house and the scary volunteers that made it all possible.











NOVEMBER - the Colombian futbol player Oscar Murillo from the local and most popular futbol team NACIONAL gave a talk and demonstration to over 600 children in the local gymnasium.  


DECEMBER - the 8th annual Angeles de Medellin Christmas took place from December 20 till December 24th with over 6,000 people receiving food, gifts, clothing and blankets.  There are no words that can explain the happiness and joy that was brought to the families and especially to the little angelitos.





Overall in 2014 we had over 150 foreign volunteers from 26 countries and in excess of more than 200 Colombian volunteers coming from throughout Colombia's 9 major cities helping and providing support and love to the families in the mountains.

I want to thank all volunteers past and present for making this privately funded foundation such a success for the past 9 years, without your continued financial and loving support none of this can take place.  Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

Marcos - Mark - Kaseman
Founder and Director
Angeles de Medellin Foundation


17 comments:

  1. Namaste from a Beautiful Himalaya Nepal
    Nepal Base Camp Treks is government register agency (licensed trekking guide team) in the Nepalese Himalayas Ranges… After working 18 years (since 1997) on the tough trails for several years as a mountain staff crew, and working so hard to develop our fluency in English languages, We became a guide in the year 2000 to 2002. We have spent the past 18 years as a professional Himalaya trekking guide, working for several Trek & Expedition companies in Kathmandu; we have now decided to work as an independent guide and self leading to provide all our national and international clients, who like to enjoy their Himalaya trekking holidays tour with us (www.nepalbasecamptreks.com)
    In the last 18 years working experiences, our team have become very well-known with many Trekking Destinations throughout the country, this includes: The Everest Base Camp Treks, Annapurna Regions and Langtang Valley Regions, As well as Upper Mustang Treks, Manaslu Circuit Treks, Annapurna Circuit Trek,Ganesh Himal Trek, Helambu and all non tourist regions. Our teams at Nepal Base Camp Treks have studied well the lay of the land & our knowledgeable about local flora and fauna, cultural history and environmental issues in the areas where we trek are absolutely sound today. Our guests truly appreciate our services. We are able to guide Trekkers hoping to climb high passes Chola, Renjo La, thorong La,Larke La, Kongma La and peaks, & can take them to show exclusive spots for any adventures across the Himalayas. Nepal Base Camp Treks experience also covers the well known peaks of Mera Peak climbing , Island Peak Climbing,Lobuje Peak Climbing, Phakchhermo Peak, Pisang Peak, Tent Peak Kalapathar Peak & Gokyo Peak, and we have led expeditions across many high passes in Nepal, covers some famous mountains: Manaslu Circuit Larke Pass, Ampu-lapcha Pass, Makalu sherpani col Pass, east col Pass, west col Pass, Chola Pass, Renjula Pass, Rolwaling Tashilapcha Pass, Ganjala Pass, Ganesh himal Pangsang Pass, Thorong Pass and Tilicho Pass…ON THE WAY, AFTER ALL THE TRIALS & HARDSHIPS…THE BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS…we are now an accomplished guide team who helps our guests unleash the best experiences ever in High Himalaya and Wild Adventures under their feet
    Treks come in many forms on Nepal's rugged Himalayas: ranging from the relaxed easy trekking where you can experience Nepalese Culture and Village life,Chitwan,Dhulekhel,Kathmandu Valley, Pokhara Ghale Gaun, to tea-house trekking in popular regions, Annapurna, Everest, Lantang, to unique treks into areas of Nepal that are off the beaten path and seldom visited by foreigners or remote non-touristic area Tawal Village, Chitwan Chepang Hill. All treks offer superb scenery and viewpoints into Nepal's exotic ancient culture. With our kind of experience, we can tailor your treks to meet your conveniences in any way that's comfortable to you.
    Nepal Base Camp Treks (Pvt. Ltd.)
    Post Box: 10114, Bhagwati Bahal Mark, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Telephone: + 977-1-4436088. Mobile: +977-9851111874
    Email: sappayesnepal@gmail.com
    info@nepalbasecamptreks.com
    URL:- www.nepalbasecamptreks.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. Trekking in Nepal Himalaya with encountersnepal.com
    Nepal and its Himalaya the most fascinating country in the world, although small in size offering awesome landscapes and panorama of more than 600 – 800 k.m. stretch snow clad mountains where world’s 8th highest mountains are located within Nepal territory Mt. Everest is known as Sagarmatha in Nepali world’s number one at 8,848 meters / 29,028 ft, world’s 3rd highest Mt. Kanchenjunga 8,586 m / 28,169 ft world’s 4th highest Mt. Lhotse 8,516 m / 27, 940 ft, world’s 5th highest Mt. Makalu 8,463 m / 27,766 ft, worlds 6th highest Mt. Cho-Oyu 8,201 m / 26,906 ft, worlds’ 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 m / 26, 795 ft, worlds 8th highest Mt. Manaslu 8,163 m / 26,781 ft and world’s 10th highest Mt. Annapurna 8,091 m /26,545 ft with range of 7,000 -6,000 meters and below peaks which makes Nepal the most sought destination for all types of adventure sports from hiking, trekking, mountaineering.
    Nepal a delightful destinations for various kinds of trekking from soft, moderate, adventurous to extreme and challenging where it involves high passes of more than 5,000 meters, all these wonderful trekking destinations in and around Nepal Himalaya run and organized by professional and veteran trekking and adventure companies in Nepal, depending upon the safety and quality that can offer to its enthusiastic clients, encountersnepal.com one of the many local companies that organizes and leads various trips and marvelous trekking destinations around Nepal Himalaya and neighboring countries Bhutan and Tibet including North East India in Darjeeling and Sikkim.
    On popular trekking areas in Nepal Himalaya are Trekking in Nepal, Everest Base Camp trekking, Annapurna Circuit Trekking, Manaslu Circuit Trekking, Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking, Upper Mustang Trekking, Everest Three Pass Trekking, Kanchenjunga Trekking, Upper Dolpo Trekking, Island Peak Climbing, Mera Peak Climbing, peak Climbing in Nepal and Tour in Nepal done in the comfort of staying in nice cozy lodges with good food menu throughout the trek accompanied by veteran and expert guides of encountersnepal.com guides who are very professional of the designated area of trekking, offering wide and deep information of the culture, religions, traditions of the local villages on route trekking including
    Contact Address
    Encounters Nepal.com (P.) Ltd.
    info@encountersnepal.com
    Tel No.: 977-01-4411142
    Cell: +977-9851090105
    GPO Box: 21952,Thamel Marg
    Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
    www.encountersnepal.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. Nepal Everest Base camp Treks' s heartily welcome to you. Nepal Everest Base Camp Treks Pvt. Ltd. was established as a successful result of decade’s long involvement and long experienced in Nepalese tourism industry. Having had experience of operating and leading wonderful adventure Trips in some of the most captivating vistas of Nepal Himalayas successfully. we have been providing service with interesting trekking packages. i.e. Everest Base camp trekking, Everest three pass trekking, Everest trekking, Annapurna base camp trekking, Annapurna circuit trekking, Annapurna ghorepani poon hill trekking, Ghorepani poon hill trekking, ghorepani ghandrunk trekking, khayera ridge trekking, Annapurna sanctuary trekking, Poon hill trekking, Annapurna Trekking, Manaslu trekking, Manaslu circuit trekking, Manaslu Tsum valley Trekking, Langtang valley Trekking,Langtang Tamang heritage Trekking,Langtang Gosainkunda pass Trekking,Helambu Trekking,Helambu cultural trekking,langtang Ganja la pass trekking,Upper mustang Trekking,Mustang Trekking,Jomsom muktinath trekking,Upper Dolpa Trekking, Ruby valley trekking,Ganesh himal trekking etc to several kind of recreation loving tourist destinations since 2005 however we are keen of promoting our company service therefore.
    Nepal Everest Base Camp Treks Pvt. Ltd.
    Saat Ghumti Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Mobile No:+977- 9841902116
    info@nepaleverestbasecamptreks.com
    anjan99nebct@gmail.com
    www.nepaleverestbasecamptreks.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. 100% Safe to visit Nepal after the Earthquake Annapurna Base Camp story I was this trek on starting June 01th and Back Kathmandu 14th June 2015
    Nepal is safe for traveling! According to the information from various sources such as Trekking Agencies Association (TAAN) and Nepal Tourism Board, Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp,Annapurna Circuit , Upper Mustang ,Dolpa, , Kanchenjunga Trek ,Ghorepani Poon hill, Jomsom Trek and Rara are safe for trekking, Pokhara tour, Chitwan safari tour, and Lumbini tour . Therefore, I personally went up to the Annapurna Base Camp on the first week of June. The purpose is to access the condition of the trek as to ensure the safety of the clients in the upcoming autumn season trek from September to November. The condition of the mountain is safe. All the lodges still good. The mountains still look beautiful as before. Do not hesitate to put Nepal as your travel wish list in next season. The beautiful country awaits you to visit. You support will help the country to rebuilt.
    http://www.nepalguideinfo.com/safe-to-visit-nepal-after-the-earthquake-annapurna-base-camp/
    http://www.nepalguideinfo.com
    http://www.nepalplanettreks.com
    Email:sanjibtrekguide@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. Medellín Health City is the brand of the city created by the Cluster of Medicine and Dentistry Services that identifies the services and medical and dental procedures that are available in Medellin – Colombia as one of the major Latinoamerican destinations for health in the world of health tourism Dentists in Medellin Colombia

    ReplyDelete
  6. Welcome to Base Camp Trekking Tour! Hundred percent pure lands of highest Himalaya's adventures
    Trekking in Nepal is one of the best adventure government registered company operating all adventure holidays trip to world most popular mountains Everest Base Camp Treks, Annapurna Base Camp Treks, Langtang Treks, Manaslu Treks, as well Upper mustang trek, Ganesh Himal Treks, Langtang Ganja La Pass Treks and all popular sightseeing tour of Ancients Kathmandu Valley and relaxing Chitwan Lumbini Tour on your desirable local budget for national and international travelers to Nepal.
    Nepal Base Camp Treks (P) Ltd.(www.basecamptrekkingtour.com) may be your next Trekking and Trekking Company in Nepal for any Trekking Agency in Nepal to highlander Himalayas Everest base camp, best mountain sceneries Annapurna Base Camp, recently promoting Manaslu Circuit Trek, several High passes Thorong La Annapurna Circuit,Gokyo Lake Chola Pass,Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass, Chhukung Kongma La Pass, Rolwaling Tashilapchha Pass, Gosaikund Lake Pass, Kathmandu Valley Cultural trek and tour,Dhulekhel Namoduddha, Nagarkot trek, Bungmati Tour, Chiwan Chepang Hill Trek, Bandipur Tour,Pokhara Valley trekking tour,Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Annpurna Ghandruk Trek, Kanchanjanga north to south Pass,Langtang Ganja La Pass, depending small group travelers to joining group travelers on your desired budget to standard budget.
    Nepal Base Camp Treks offers you very popular non tourist destinations as remote regions of manaslu Tsum Valley Trek, Nar-Phu Valley Trek, Tamang Heritage Trail, Ghale Gaun Trek, Kanchanjanga Base Camp Trek, Rolwaling Camping Trek, Upper Mustang Cultural Trek, Lower Dolpo and Upper Dolpo Trek on very reasonable social trek in non touristic destination to better understand your holidays with our professional team
    Our team in Nepal Base Camp Treks is very profession of peak climbing experiences of most popular Island Peak, Lobuje Peak, Mera Peak, Phakchhermo Peak in Everest Region and Pisang Peak, Kanguru Peak, Chulu Peak in Annapurna Circuit Region and Tent Peak in Annapurna Base Camp.
    We guaranteed you best services and trouble less during your lifetime holidays journey with our professional mountain local team and wish you have a nice journey and see you soon in Nepal here to dream your adventure awaits you, as I remain
    Yours sincerely
    Sappa Lama (Sagar) and team
    info@basecamptrekkingtour.com
    www.basecamptrekkingtour.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. Kailash Tour
    Ekailash Tour specializes in small group tours and tailor-made trip to Mount Kailash, central Tibet, Guge Kingdom and Everest base camp. An expert’ team, based in Nepal, is passionate and extremely knowledgeable about the region having lived or traveled widely there. Our flexible and innovative Kailash tour itineraries are now even better value and take you beyond the tourist sites for a real experience of a lifetime!
    For more information please visit our website
    http://www.ekailashtour.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. Encountersnepal.com is professional and Lengal Trekking Company in Nepal
    and Base Located Trekking Agency,
    and Most top Package is Trekking in Nepal
    With fair deal.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Encountersnepal.com is professional and Lengal Trekking Company in Nepal
    and Base Located Trekking Agency,
    and Most top Package is Trekking in Nepal
    With fair deal.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Encountersnepal.com Daily Departure as Short Packages Tour as
    Helicopter tour in Nepal,
    kathmandu Day Tour and
    Chitwan Jungle Safari in Nepal

    ReplyDelete