Organization:

Engagement Foundation Group

Founded in 2016 by Venezuelan exiles in Canada, this organization created the Food Program for Venezuela to help many institutions in need across the country.

Click here to visit their website

Project Location:

Bastion funding is helping two schools in:

- Quiriquire, Monagas State

- Aregue, Lara State

Bastion: Helping to help
Photo courtesy of the CCDO
Bastion: Helping to help
Photo courtesy of Engagement Foundation
Bastion: Helping to help

Objectives:

The economic and social crisis affecting Venezuela is affecting the ability of its citizens to access food and medicines. This particularly affect students performance since they lack the food and nutrition necessary to access educational opportunities. Dropout rates have increased significantly and those attending classes show signs of health deterioration.

This project aims to support two schools with their nutrition program during a one-year period.  Each school will receive a monthly contribution to buy food and nutritional supplements.

Beneficiaries:

Bastion is helping Engagement Foundation support two schools:

  1. Escuela Primaria Estatal Guatamaral, in Quiriquiri, Monagas State. The school offers lunch to 164 children (50 in preschool and 114 in primary school).
  2. Escuela Largo Giménez, in Aregue, Lara State. The school offers breakfast to 120 children between 6 and 12 years old and 15 volunteer mothers.

Status:

On going

After the first year, the agreement was renewed.

Grant:

Under $10,000

Dates:

1st Agreement: From May 2018 to April 2019

2nd Agreement: From September 2019 to June 2020

Sector:

Children's Health

Education

Reports:

Complying with the agreement brokered by Bastion between the donor and Engagement Foundation, the organization delivers quarterly reports.

At the same time, Bastion commissions independent reports as part of the services it provides to its donors.

You can find all the reports here.

Bastion: Helping to help
Photo courtesy of Engagement Foundation