WAYUU TAYA FOUNDATION INC

wyckoff, NJ   |  www.wayuutaya.org

Mission

To improve the living conditions of Latin American indigenous people while maintaining and respecting their traditions, culture and beliefs

Ruling year info

2004

Principal Officer

Patricia Velasquez

Main address

494 eugene way

wyckoff, NJ 07481 USA

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EIN

37-1449493

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Venezuela is going through a deep humanitarian crisis. Due to the severe shortage of food, medicine and medical supplies, and the intensification of the crisis due to the hyperinflation in which the nation has been since the end of 2017, it is extremely difficult for Venezuelans to obtain essential medical attention. UNICEF estimates that 1 in 3 children need humanitarian assistance in the country. Along with this fact, and because of the lack of access to medicines and medical assistance centers, infant mortality in Venezuela has increased by 50% between 2014 and 2017; rural areas and indigenous communities are the worst affected by malnutrition and lack of medical care and medical supplies.The extension of the crisis is not only limited food shortages and lack of medicine and the acquisitive power of people, but extended to the null presence of medication and doctors or nurses in the country in general.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Roof project

The Roof Project The Roof Project seeks to create a centrally located network of facilities where-by the members of these poverty stricken communities can benefit from both education, and nutritional care while developing their work skills. The first center will be opened on May 14th, 2005. It will initially serve 70 children from the Mara region of Venezuela. The Nawalayuu Nutrition Center In the past two years, the Wayúu Taya Foundation has helped the Nawalayuu Antonio Marí a Sinamaica Nutrition Center in Sinamaica, Zulia, Venezuela. This center provides crucial nutritional, educational and medical supplies to 50 children a week who come from Colombia and Venezuela.

Population(s) Served

Shukumajaya: women's center that helps educate women on parenting
and nutrition, family planning and hygiene. Women are also provided with
materials to sew traditional Wayuú bags or “Susus” which are then sold as part
of an income generation initiative.  The bags are sold on our website, and
100% of the proceeds go back into the community.

Population(s) Served

Tepichi Talashi (“happy child”): preschool and elementary school
where Wayuú children are guaranteed to have the minimum infrastructure needed
to obtain the primary cycle of education. The school has bilingual professors
teaching in both Spanish and Wayuúnaiki (Wayuú dialect).

Population(s) Served

Technology for Wayuú Education (TWE): education project designed by
Wayuú Tayá Foundation to use Computer Technology to improve Wayuú children’s
writing, reading and speaking skills in Spanish as well as their native tribal
language Wayuunaiki, strength their identity as Wayuú indigenous people and
encourage leadership for the development of the community.

Population(s) Served

"Los Lechosos" Project: provides schooling to over 310
unprivileged children from the ages of 4 to 12.  This project began based
on the need for an adequate and safe learning environment. Before the
construction of the classrooms, many Wayúu children met for class under a group
of trees referred to as "Los Lechosos". The trees served for shelter
from stormy weather and the harsh rays of the tropic sun. We have
constructed 5 classrooms that have also been equipped with reading materials
and educational supplies, as well as one computer lab with 10 computers.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Receive financial or in-kind donations of necessary supplies requested, in a gradual and continuous form.
Increase the reach of people and communities assisted.
Reduce the number of victims of malnutrition, diseases and lack of medical assistance in Venezuela.
Strengthen relationships between social organizations to ensure project continuity.

Ensure the integral development of the indigenous children in the areas of education, culture, health and sports through programs applied in schools and communities of the most vulnerable populations.
The teaching staff, social workers and doctors work directly in the schools and communities where the foundation makes continuous presence to verify and monitor that the programs are carried out in their entirety.
The staff and volunteers are present in the schools of the Municipality Mara, Jesús Enrique Losada and Guajira to ensure the food and medicine provided by the foundation and to serve the most vulnerable populations. The mobilization and transfer goes hand in hand with the volunteers and collaborators of the Wayuu Taya Foundation.
Currently, an average of 12000 people receive direct attention, distributed in 29 schools and 16 communities and 7 Institutions.

The staff and volunteers are present in the schools of the Municipality Mara, Jesús Enrique Losada and Guajira to ensure the food and medicine provided by the foundation and to serve the most vulnerable populations. The mobilization and transfer goes hand in hand with the volunteers and collaborators of the Wayuu Taya Foundation.

Currently, an average of 12000 people receive direct attention, distributed in 29 schools and 16 communities and 7 Institutions.

Financials

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WAYUU TAYA FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 3/19/2020
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Board chair

Patricia Velasquez

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Limayri Estevez

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