Our lines of action
What do we do?
NuevaLife believes that everyone has the right to safe water. That is why we are working to build safe structures to provide access to water for students and their families in educational centers, to be used for direct consumption and farming.
In these communities, families rely on wells, rivers, or small ‘jagüeye’ reservoirs, however, the water is untreated and salt contaminated. Children under 5 are the most prone to illness, as their bodies are not accustomed to the state of the water.
The filtration systems do not require energy and are easy to maintain. NuevaLife runs workshops with community members on their proper use and maintenance.
Many remote indigenous communities do not have access to the national grid. This is why NuevaLife has started a collaborative model to provide photovoltaic solar energy systems so that the children have lighting to continue with their studies and the possibility of using computer equipment.
Having electric lighting can bring about big changes as communities are no longer restricted to the sunlight hours of the day. Children can do their homework and parents can continue working in the evenings, increasing their economic output. The lighting can also increase household security after dark.
INFRASTRUCTURE AND EQUIPMENT
We realize that poor education can restrict opportunities later in life, causing cycles of intergenerational poverty and we want to change that.
NuevaLife seeks to improve infrastructure and provide the necessary elements to encourage safe and stimulating learning where children can focus on the learning process and creativity.
We also support creative educational activities through sports, arts, and inter-cultural exchange to reignite children’s enthusiasm for learning.
Our goals for 2022
NuevaLife is collaborating with social leaders from different communities, providing training on how they can develop their local initiatives into formal projects eligible for funding, so that they can be the leaders of the change they want to see in their communities.