viernes, 20 de junio de 2008


Benposta is a Spanish ONG Founded in Colombia in 1974 with the social mission of developing programs and actions to help and give support to children that suffer the consequence of exclusion and social marginalization with attention to the fundamental rights of the children.

Benposta is a little paradise for children, in this little piece of land on the edge of Bogota' ,there are fifteen houses, a theater, a football field, two bars, a first aid room, a club and a post office.

It is in every aspect a little nation and they call it: "Nacion de muchachos", (Nation of the children).

Benposta in Bogota’ was started the 17 April 1974 from father Jesus C. Silva Mendez who founded the first house in Spain in 1957.

Sofie, she is the Mayor of Benposta, she is 18 and has been elected in 2007 by the population of the community.

In Benposta there are election to nominate the mayor and the vice mayor, every week there is a general assembly that take place in a little house used as a parliament.

In Benposta, there is a theatre were the children are performing all the time they can, they are passionate about sports, music, dancing and many others activities, the teachers are multi task people with a great passion and human sense

One of the boys that works in the little bakery of Benposta, the children that are living in the accommodation of the little village are working and taking part in the cleaning, cooking and general care of the garden and houses

Benposta is giving a house an education and a family to children of every age until 18 years old, the oldest are helping and teaching to the children, all the aspects of life and life in the community, with the support of various teachers and external personnel.

The refreshing corner in the music house

Lunch time

2 comentarios:

nelson dijo...

Hola yo entre a Bemposta en 1967 y sigo siendo bempoteño hasta la medula mi nombre es Nelson Martin Salamanca

Marco Fidel Vargas Ramos dijo...

Llegué a Benposta en Octubre de 1973 en Bogotá, Colombia. Iniciamos nuestra preparación en el Coliseo el Salitre y más tarde fuí a Tocancipá el 16 de abril de 1974. Habiamos aprendido algo de circo y bastante del espiritu de Benposta. Me encontráis en: Marco Fidel Vargas Ramos