WE WORK WITH
National Partner Organizations
- Napoli Men's Soccer Team--Pismo Beach
- AYSO, San Luis Obispo
- AYSO, 5-Cities
- Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo Men's & Women's SoccerTeams
International Partner Organizations
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Ark Orphanage Johannesburg,
Edward Michaud Memorial Health Centre
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.
Asociacion Civil Comunidad
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.