Equipment for Special Children





History Logs

Project Description

Region: South America

Country: Colombia

Location: Zipaquira

Total Budget: $99,700

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy


Provide PROGRESAR School“s new owned installations, with special equipment and supplies for disabled children with special needs from low-income levels, in the academic formation and educating them to be self-sufficient in their adult life. These equipment and supplies are Equipment for Therapy, Classroom furniture and specialties, Kitchen equipment, TVs, DVDs, etc.

The school has been operating in leased installations for 21 years. Our clubs goal is to help the school in continuing to provide this important and much needed service, in the contribution of our members by helping to educate the children in the school activities.


The construction of the PROGRESAR own school, (land was donated in 2011), has been funded by local Colombian companies with USD 450.000. However, in addition to this, the funding for the equipment/supplies for the new school is needed for USD 99.700. The project will need the equipment/supplies starting by mid-October 2016.

The new school will have a capacity to accommodate 500 students. At this moment, they can only handle 60 students in the present-leased facilities.

Rotarians are involved in providing on site help for the school faculty in the daily activities.


The community is involved through the nonprofit Foundation Esperanza Mariana. This foundation guarantees the continuity of Progresar School. They finance the operational and maintenance costs of the school.

Thanks for your support; our clubs will help the community to solve their most important needs.

We appreciate and thank you for your interest in our project. For more information, please contact:

Name: Diego Turchaninoff

Email: dtvzla1@hotmail.com37500

Mobile: +57- 316 534 8235

Primary Host Partner

District: 4281

Rotary Club of: Bogotį Teusaquillo

Primary Contact: Diego Turchaninoff

Email: dtvzla1@hotmail.com

Primary International Partner

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Project Status

This project has been "Dropped". Check the history log entries to see why it was dropped.

Project listed for the 2016-17 Rotary Year.

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Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

Project Supporting Documents

Cost Breakdown

New Instalations


Project Photos

History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


System Entry

System Entry: Project dropped per lack of response to the carry-over notification emails.

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