Milestones 2004 – present

2014

  • 10 years of Foundation!
  • Education: The Foundation is definitively open the whole day, the number of children which we can support has been increased
  • Education: With the newly hired social worker family and school visits are intensified
  • Construction: compost toilet: in cooperation with the university PUCE humus has been made without any toxic bacterias in it.
  • Construction: The chicken house has been finished in August, hopefully the chicken will spend their eggs for the lunch table

2013

  • Construction: enlargement of the playground with slide and climbing wall and an additional big swing
  • During school holiday: holiday camp with  32 children out in the nature
  • During school holiday: holiday program with 120 people under the theme ‚Respect‘ and plenty of time for playing and having fun
  • Construction: gentle renovation of the rooms with proper cleaning and new painting with motives of the walls

2012

  • Construction: Completion of the new playground (with donations from the Swiss association „Am Ball für Strassenkinder“)
  • Construction: Completion of ecological bathrooms
  • Nutrition: Installation of biological beds together with “Agencia Metropolitana de Promoción Económica” from Quito

2011

  • Construction of property walls ( with donations from Swiss Embassy, Ecuador)
  • Health:  eye surgeries and dental treatments (in cooperation with “Rotary Club Quito”). Establishing a daily teeth-brushing supervision for all children after lunch
  • Education:  Establishment of specific lecture and calculating exsercises for children with learning disabilities

2010

  • Construction of the fundament for building (with donations from “Katholische Kirche Wien” and the help of volunteer workers)
  • Nutrition: Establishing of a daily healthy lunch in addition to an afternoon snack for 30 children of the project
  • Health: Extension of the family visits/support
  • Health: Establishing of small medical treatments (delousing, treatment of warts, dewormings,…)

2009

  • Construction: Second school room finished
  • Education: second school room allows an extension of homework support for 45 children in 2 separate groups
  • Health: Establishment of hearing and visual tests for children of our project in cooperation with INFA
  • Leisure time: weekly meetings of the youth project (before: monthly)

2008

  • Leisure time: specific holiday program for 30 adolescents
  • Construction of a supporting wall enabled by donations from „Katholische Kirche Wien“ and volunteer workers
  • Education: organizing school scolarships for several children in order to enable them to go to school (in cooperation with INFA (“Instituto Nacional de la Familia”, Quito)
  • Health: Establishing family visits as a pilot project with 5 families

2007

  • Leisure time: Establishment of a monthly youth project for up to 20 adolescents
  • Leisure time: holiday program for up to 150 children and also offered for the first time for adolescents
  • Since this year the holiday program was also supported for the first time by “Schweizer Club Quito”

2006

  • Approval from COMPINA (Ecuadorian control organisation for childrens‘ rights)
  • Foundation of  the board of trustees  “Pro Minadores de Sueños” in Switzerland
  • Education: Start of individual remedial teaching and English lessons

2005

  • Education/construction: homework support in our own rooms  for up to 30 children
  • Leisure time: first activities offered for adolescents
  • First extern trainee from the University of Applied Science St. Gallen, Switzerland

2004

  • Approval from the Ministry of Social Affairs
  • Education: start of homework support in rented rooms (15 children), school and family visits
  • Leisure time: holiday program for 120 children with the help of juvenile leaders
  • Nutrition: snacks in all offered activities