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$550 raised
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Ended Jul 25, 2016
Rugby Para Todos is a non-profit, non-governmental organization which is born with the purpose of fostering recreational physical activities and mental development of Venezuelan children and adolescents through the practice of Rugby.

Caracas is the capital of Venezuela. Over 3 million people, all struggling to live through the onslaught of unbridled modernity and overwhelming crime. Ranked as one of the most violent cities in the world, a policy that leads to a reduced crime rate has not been found yet. For decades, people of low income has been approaching this metropolis and settling in the nearby hills, creating a surrounding belt of low income housing built within zones without easy access and without facilities. Towards the east of Caracas, is Petare, the home of approximately 1 million people shaping the biggest ‘favela’ in Latin America. The development and growth of Petare was done without any urban planning. The absence of recreational and relaxation spaces has made these areas perfect locations for proliferating crime. Rugby Para Todos was born in 2010 as a particular initiative of 4 young men who wish to contribute their knowledge and effort on behalf of high-risk communities. In the year 2011 they started a series of clinics and free open training sessions in popular regions over the country. In this vein, they established a group of over 40 children between the ages of 8 and 12 years-old in “Minas de Baruta” but it was dissolved a little later because it lacked an adequate space and resources to keep it going. Despite not having support from any government bodies or a budget other than our own pockets, they managed to arrange several recreational activities with the collaboration of the neighbors themselves. This constant work attracted the attention of the Major´s office of Sucre and in 2013, several Rugby initiation events are organized in Petare and its sourroundings. Over 1000 children and adolescents participated in these activities where they learned not just the sport, but also a philosophy of life and the values that identify it. This experiences were the beginning of a break through giving not only smiles but planting hope for them. In February 2014, right in the middle of a social and political turnmoil we achieved the opening of the first school dedicated to Rugby for children in Venezuela: "Gigantes de Mesuca". But uniforms, all sport equipment needed and even proper shoes are diffcult to get, not only for the prices, but also the govermente controlled currency exchange makes almost impossible to get the dollars to buy and bring the items to Venezuela. So we are asking for your help, to keep our program of behavior modification, conflict resolution and values introduction through Rugby and supporting our junior Rugby school. You can know more of us in our webpage mesuca.rugbyparatodos.org or you can write to us at f.demaio@rugbyparatodos.org and we will gladly write you back.

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You can sponsor one of our children with as low as Fifty bucks. This is what we need to provide a rugby kit (jersey, shorts and boots).
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