Andean Aid is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing educational, physical,
emotional, social and spiritual development assistance to at-risk children
in the Andes mountain regions of Venezuela and Colombia.
Building the child, the church, and the community.
We’ve partnered with churches and their pastors to operate Help & Hope Centers in 11 impoverished communities.
Every day, our teachers assist 1,100 children (100 of whom are Venezuelan refugees) with their homework, providing materials, furniture, snacks and Bible learning. Many of our children have grades that exceed their peers at school.
We provide 3 nutritious meals per week to our children and their families in Venezuela where food is scarce and economically out of reach.
We employee teachers who instruct children and adults in new skills like sewing, knitting, guitar, English, soccer, and more - courses that enrich their lives and help them create opportunities for themselves.
At our Juan Christiansen School, children are getting an education considered the best in the region. We’re adding a grade level each year and building a new school on land donated to us by local government.
61 Teachers, leaders and volunteers empowered to lift communities out of poverty.
Where We Serve
Demonstrating God's love to the children, their families, and their communities with educational assistance, skill training, and programs
designed to enrich and generate income.
Children in the Camilo Daza barrio have an opportunity to learn traditional Colombia dance from our experienced teacher.
Stories that take you into the communities we serve.
A newsletter round-up of transformational ministry from the frontlines.
Last month, Andean Aid, along with staff and teachers at our private Christian school, the Juan Christiansen Academy, were faced with a difficult decision. They were to vote on a government proposal that would allow parents to pay lower tuition fees as long as the government could take over the school. As seen in this photo, the parents voted overwhelmingly to maintain the current tuition level so that the school can continue to operate independently.
Farming instruction continues at Juan Christiansen School, where the soil is very rich. Students till the dirt, plant organic crops, maintain the beds, then take the bounty home to their families and communities. Another way Andean Aid is helping build the child, the church and the community!
Ana Carrillo, who serves on the board of the Civil Association for Andean Aid, also works with the Mision Alianza Evangélica to deliver bags of food to those in need. Ana and the organization decided to allocate 60 bags of food to our Help & Hope Centers at La Palmita, Florida 2000, Villa Bahareque, and to the Juan Christiansen school.
My, how we have grown. Today we operate 11 Help and Hope Centers serving over 1,000 children. We offer skills training to the community at large. Our Christian school enrolls over 200 children in grades pre-K through 8th grade. In response to the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, we serve hundreds of meals to the hungry each month.
You may wonder how a girl so lovely can be the victim of bullying, but it’s true. Daniela Solano, who is in 7th grade and attends our Help & Hope Center in Buenos Aires, Cucuta, participated in the spelling bee a few weeks ago, coming in 3rd place. Her outstanding finish sparked something in some of her classmates, who began bullying her at school. It got to the point where Daniela was exhausted from the stress.
Recently, Andean Aid teachers visited three children who attend our Florida 2000 Center in Rubio.Jose Enmanuel Contreras, 5, and his sister Yullie, 10, are excited because their mother is expecting a baby soon. We were joined by their grandparents and great-grandparents. It’s a kind and noble family. Enmanuel is intelligent and loving; Yullie, likes to draw. She told us the best birthday gift she’s ever had was hearing the news that she will have a little brother or sister.We also visited Juda,
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