Project T’ikay Post 18

The aspiring Projejt T’ikay Post 18 supports young adults who have suffered traumatic events and are off age. After reaching 18 years the Bolivian health system cannot support them anymore, which for some has been home for several years. The families of these young adults cannot or do not want to support them because they might live far away, are poor or have abandoned them.

These young people have made tremendous progress with resolving their traumas and recovering from their physical and emotional injuries we don’t want to see them lose perspective and hope, so we set up the Project T’ikay Post 18 to continue supporting them with psychological and financial support.

Our first beneficiary of this project is Sofia. She has suffered severe burns during her childhood but has regained her strength and is following her dream of becoming an architect.

To support her career financially we have been manufacturing and selling sustainable bags that bear different designs made by Sofia. Women who receive a fair wage manufacture these bags and all the profits generated are used to support Sofia.

Such a project is ambitious and required support in many forms. Support in form of donations are very welcomed and needed as well as the purchase of one of our beautiful ecological bags.

 

Not only do we want to support her financially but it is essential for us to help Sofia become financially independent, overcome personal issues and grow into a strong and happy woman.

One of our main priorities is not only helping the ones who suffered traumatic events but preventing further accidents and abusive relationships. Through this project and the mother project T’ikay we spread awareness and teach children and parents about health, emotional well-being and the tools to lead a fulfilled life.

 

(In order to protect identity the name of the beneficiary has been changed.)

Small update on Sofia

In January 2020, Sofia successfully passed the entrance exam to study architecture at one of the best universities in Bolivia. To help her prepare for this exam Pintar en Bolivia provided to Sofia one-to-one mentoring with a successful local architect as well as tutoring.
She is currently completing her first year at University while receiving academic support from her Pintar en Bolivia mentor.
In order to raise funds for her studies, Pintar en Bolivia is continuing to sell the ecological bag.
We are looking forward to supporting Sofia through her further education and seeing her becoming the best version of herself.

This project beings about change through

Support

Supporting young adults fulfill their potential once the health system cannot give them a home and support anymore.

Fair wages

Manufacturing bags that benefit the woman manufacturing them as well as Sofia. The women manufacturing the bags receive fair wages and the profits support Sofia’s development.

Reaching dreams

Helping the beneficiaries create a sustainable and independent life for themselves and reach their dreams. The goal is to enable these young adults to live a happy and independent life.

Prevention

Spreading awareness about traumatic events, accidents and relationships – the best way of preventing traumas is through informing and educating parents and children.

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