The Foundation's sole supported school in Colombia is Casa Italia in the district of Boca Azul Boquilla, located in the heart of Cartagena, a bustling port city on the Caribbean coast, on the far northwestern tip of South America.
OUR IMPACTThe Foundation sponsored a ground-up, two-story expansion of the existing building at Casa Italia, which is not a traditional school, but rather, a privately funded non-governmental organization, where children from poor families living in precarious situations have access to a comprehensive education, as well as food programs and healthcare, among other things. The new section houses six new classrooms, finished with flooring, windows and brick walls, as well as boys' and girls' bathrooms. In addition to building and infrastructure projects funded by the Foundation, Gate 1 invites tour passengers, who visit our schools as part of their itineraries, to bring small items that are needed but in short supply, to give to the school's students. In this way, Gate 1 Foundation is able to supplement its large-scale contributions with essential educational supplies, which students' families are often unable to afford, thereby multiplying our positive impact on communities.
GIFTS TO BRING IF YOU'RE VISITING:
- Used functional technology such as tablets (with needed charging cables)