El Hatillo, Miranda, Venezuela
Nutriendo el Futuro is a community kitchen that hosts afterschool programs and tutoring sessions for over 100 children. It is currently the only night community kitchen in the country.
EL HATILLO, MIRANDA
Feed roughly 100 children daily Monday-Friday
Ensure children are enrolled in school, attending regularly and completing at least 5 hours of academic tutoring per week
Provide low-cost pediatric care clinics and recreational activities for children
Empowering community members, mainly female, through workshops and helping them find jobs
Nutriendo El Futuro was started in February 2018 in the community of Calvario Alto (El Hatillo Municipality) by young Venezuelans worried about the socio-economic crisis and the future of Venezuela. The community canteen is the only soup kitchen in the country that operates in the evenings, allowing the children who come to eat to attend school during the day. The centre also provides afterschool programs, tutoring and recreational activities, as well as low-cost pediatric clinics. Nutriendo El Futuro also hosts workshops for parents on nutrition, water purification and baking.
To date, Nutriendo El Futuro has served more than 45,000 dinners, reducing malnutrition from 50% to 5%; provided more than 450 academic hours of weekly homework assignments, getting all participants to write, read, speak and do mathematical operations according to their age, given 200 school supplies kits, hosted six days of low-cost pediatric clinics, and helped 10 mothers find employment.
Nutriendo El Futuro has been recognized by the Pan American Health Organization (2019), won the Resolution Project Fellowship of Harvard University (2018) and was voted the 2nd best project of the Global Competitiveness Leadership Program 2020 Cohort at Georgetown University.