We strengthen the life projects of children and families at risk, so that they can develop their potential and become multiplying agents of change in their communities.

Improving the quality of life of boys and girls at risk and in vulnerable conditions since 1953



The boys and girls who participate in the Casita de Belén boarding program are in a situation of threat associated with different forms of violence, abandonment, and/or negligence in their comprehensive protection.
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The boys and girls of the Externado program are between 6 years old and 11 years old, they are living with their families of origin or support networks, however, they present situations of psychosocial risk and/or threat, which require of a process of institutional accompaniment and in-person support on an alternate day to the school day for 4 hours a day.

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Teaching Center

The Teaching Center provides quality educational opportunities for 191 girls and boys in grades walking through fifth, with a total of 64 students from the boarding program and 127 from the community of the sector, in commune 4 of Cali. Recognizing that we are facing a social situation that demands efforts, we prioritized the healthy coexistence of our educational community (data from 2023).
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Opening BUILDING stage III (Inaguration)

November 17, 2023 on our 70 year anniversary

Our Impact

“Boys and girls are the center of Casita de Belén, every day they show us their great capacity for wonder, they recognize the beauty in small details, they wake up with the energy and hope to enjoy, learn and share without limits, overcoming with integrity to the situations that have affected them, always willing to give smiles, hugs and love. Thank you for being our motivation and reason for being.”

Gloria Libreros de Sardi

In the last 70 years we have impacted more than 20,000 boys and girls

We continue to strengthen our internal processes, which allow us to offer our community a quality service mediated by affection, a humanizing relationship with a lot of love, which is reflected in the significant progress of our boys and girls.

We continue with two childcare contracts with ICBF (Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar) for boarding programs with 100 places for boys and girls from 0 to 8 years old. Half-day day school program with 100 places for boys and girls from 6 to 12 years old and the teaching center with 200 boys and girls for grades from pre-K to fifth grade in calendar A.

In October 2022, 2023, ICBF granted a biennial operating license for the boarding school programs, with an installed capacity for 137 boys and girls, and for the day school program, installed capacity for 100 boys and girls.

We began the work Casita de Belén III Stage which consists of two floors, the ground floor arranged for the classrooms for the Teaching Center and on the second floor an art room, auditorium, and classrooms for the externship program.

We reiterate our gratitude to our collaborators, to the Board of Directors to the Obeso Mejía Foundation, Antonio Obeso and Luz Mejía to the Maestro Cares Foundation and to all our friends and allies, who have made it possible for CASITA DE BELÉN to continue contributing to the well-being of our boys and girls and sow seeds of a better future.

Allies and friends