The project began in 1999 when David purchased several acres of land near Santa Marta, Colombia. The work had very humble beginnings and started with feeding a handful of children under a tree with a few volunteers helping out. With the support of partners, mostly at the time from the United Kingdom, a primary school was built in 2002. Soon after, another building was constructed which currently serves as both administration offices for the charity and several exam rooms for the medical clinic.
As the number continued to grow more buildings were needed and constructed. The school now accommodates around 350 students starting at preschool level through to high school, and has successfully sent students to universities, many of whom are now studying medicine, business, law and other professional degrees.
The medical clinic serves the needs both of the student body and the local community in general. A full time nurse is employed and doctors from the voluntary sector, including some from the USA and UK, attend to the needs of the children. Medicines are bought from local pharmacies from monies donated almost exclusively from the USA and UK.
In addition to an excellent education, pupils enjoy the following activities:
· Sewing lessons
· Student recreational zone
· Performing Arts Academy
· Football Academy
· Talent shows
Oasis of Hope School Academy has been rated 12th in highest achieving schools in the whole of Magdalena, Colombia.
(Magdalena is the equivalent of a state in the USA or county in the UK).
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Oasis of Hope Foundation is a 501(c) (3) Christian organization based in Winter Park, Florida. The mission is to help raise the quality of life of some of the most disadvantaged families, especially children in Colombia.
Phone : 321-387-2742
Federal Tax ID # 16-1630704
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