ORGANIZATIONS WE WORK WITH

National Partner Organizations

  • Napoli Men's Soccer Team--Pismo Beach
  • AYSO, San Luis Obispo
  • AYSO, 5-Cities
  • SLO Fire
  • Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo Men's & Women's SoccerTeams

International Partner Organizations

Brazil

Solar Meninos de Luz Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Website in Portuguese)
Solar Meninos de Luz is a civil, philanthropic organization founded in 1991. The organization promotes an integral education or culture, basic health in the favela "slum" of Pavão-Pavãozinho and Cantagalo, in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro. We are working with the children of this project and school.

 


Costa Rica

NatureKids, San Jose, Costa Rica
NatureKids is a Costa Rican foundation dedicated to working with low-income families to develop the tools they need for self-reliant futures. Through English language and environmental education programs, NatureKids collaborates with families to bring viable and affordable education to communities throughout Costa Rica. We hope to begin work with this organization in Winter 2006.


Honduras

Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos La Venta, Honduras
NPH is an orphanage of 600 children ages one to twenty-six. It is the biggest orphanage in Honduras and has an excellent reputation. It has been in existence for 18 years and has eight sister orphanages throughout Latin America. It is also the one that I, Ryan Alaniz, worked at for thirteen months.

Instituto Psicopedagógico Juana Leclerc Tegucigalpa, Honduras
IPJL is a 30-year-old NGO that provides services, training, education and recreational activities to children with mental disabilities. This is the biggest special education school in Honduras with over 150 students.

Solidaridad (Corazon Sagrado girls orphanage) Honduras
Solidaridad works equally with the health problems and educational needs of the children who live in poverty in Honduras. This organization helps specifically in the Aldea de Nueva Suyapa, one of the first and largest of the ghettos of Tegucigalpa. They also have connections with various NGOs that work with children throughout the country.

Casa Alianza Tegucigalpa, Honduras
This organization (an offshoot of Convenant House in the U.S.) is assisting 140 street children between twelve and eighteen years of age. Children are invited off of the street and into the home. They are offered a place to stay, food to eat, and education. Sports is an excellent outlet for their energy and helps builds relationships.

Fundacion Cristo de El Picacho Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Fundacion is a non- profit organization responsible for the Ciudad Divina Providencia, a community built outside Tegucigalpa to shelter families left homeless after the 1998 Hurricane Mitch disaster. There are about 375 families in the community with approximately 300 children. This thriving community is a wonderful example of how people who lose everything can come together and build a safe and positive place to raise their children.


Mexico

Espenanza International Tijuana, Mexico
Esperanaza International's staff and volunteer consultants work in partnership with communities seeking long-term solutions to their problems. Together, they establish an organizational structure, and implement projects using available resources to meet the basic needs of the people.. All projects are based on self-help principles. Esperanza assists communities that have the potential for becoming sell-sustaining. The goal is to plant the seeds, provide assistance as requested, then step back and let the community take its own course. TFP works with the children of these communities.

Estado 29 Orphanage Ensenada, Mexico
Estado 29 is an orphanage of 80 children from the ages of 3 to 18. This is our second year visiting them and giving them soccer equipment for most of the year.


Nicaragua

Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos Orphanage, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
NPH Nicaragua is the sister orphanage of NPH Honduras. They have an excellent girls soccer team--one of the players now plays on the national team. The Univeristy of Nicaragua, Managua has been so impressed by the girls that they have offered them scholarships if they continue doing well in school and playing soccer. We hope to continue supporting them through this process.


South Africa

The Ark Orphanage Johannesburg, South Africa

 


Tanzania

Edward Michaud Memorial Health Centre

 


Uganda

Sammy's Children Centre
This is a non-profit that works with empowering children and the community. We are happy to add them to our friends list.

 


Venezuela

Asociacion Civil Comunidad Indigena Kamarata
This is an organization of indigenous people trying to better their lives. They are a better poor community, no money for extras like soccer jerseys or even balls. We were able to provide them with both new and used balls and jerseys.