Somos la Fundación Coraje basada en la zona norte de Colombia en el departamento de la Guajira en el borde con Venezuela. Estamos empezando a mejorar la vida de las comunidades indígenas mientras respetamos sus tradiciones y cultura. Tratamos de mejorar la vida de Wayuu y Koguis, dos diferentes grupos indígenas del norte de Colombia.
Fundación coraje quiere mejorar la vida de los niños y mujeres dándoles educación , útiles escolares, medicinas y comida. Nuestra prioridad es ayudar a las mujeres a empoderarse con mejores oportunidades para generar ingresos por medios de algunos seminarios.
Estamos también componiendo y grabando un álbum con los niños de diferentes regiones de la parte Norte de Colombia, allí son ellos mismos quienes escogen los temas que les interesan como el medio ambiente y sus ancestros culturales.
Ya se ha grabado con los niños de Minca en el departamento de Magdalena y con las niñas de Palenque.
Pronto vas a poder escuchar estas canciones en un proyecto especial.
We are the Coraje Foundation based in the northern part of Colombia in the department of Guajira on the border with Venezuela. We are an organization that is starting to improve the lives of Latin-American indigenous communities while maintaining and respecting their traditions, culture and beliefs. Since its creation, Coraje Foundation has concentrated its efforts in assisting the Wayúu and Kogui , two different indigenous groups located in Northern Colombia.
Coraje Foundation wants to successfully improve the lives of children by providing education, school supplies, health care, and food; moreover, it wants to provide their mothers with employment and income-generating opportunities, as well as practical seminars.
We are also making an album with the children of different parts of the Northern coast of Colombia where the children are the ones who write their own songs singing about themes they want to talk about, like taking care of the environment and their cultural heritage. We have recorded songs with the children of Minca in Magdalena and with the girls of Palenque. Soon you will be able to hear these songs.
Commonly referred to as Guajiros, Wayuus are an Amerindian ethic group that have been able to avoid European acculturation over the centuries. The Guajira region is characterized by being very dry and arid, as well as extremely poor in most rural areas.
The Koguis are also an Amerindian ethic group that lives in the highest mountain near the ocean in the world. The majestic northern part of la Sierra Nevada de Santamarta.
Both ethnic groups make hand crafted Mochilas but in very different materials. The Wayuu make them in cotton and the Koguis in Fique a tough natural fibre made from the leaves of the plant Furcraea andina, similar to hemp.
But in both communities the woman takes a month had crafting this mochilas and having good thoughts that are sown into the life of each mochila. The Coraje foundation wants to bring these mochilas to you. Each mochila you bring home will give these woman and children the chance to have better lives and facilities.
Coraje Foundation wants to successfully improve the lives of indigenous children by providing education, school supplies, health care, and food; moreover, it wants to provide their mothers with employment and income-generating opportunities, as well as practical seminars.