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Wayuu Taya Foundation Inc

  • New York, NY
  • www.wayuutaya.org

Mission Statement

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

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Shukumajaya (Women's Center)
  3. Tepichi Talashi (Preschool)
  4. Technology for Wayuú Education
  5. "Los Lechosos" School Project
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Guajira Peninsula in norther Colombia and northwestern Venezuela

ruling year

2004

Principal Officer since 2002

Self-reported

Patricia Velasquez

Keywords

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indigeous, latin america, children, women

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EIN

37-1449493

 Number

7138109579

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

Reproductive Health Care Facilities and Allied Services (E40)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs

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Program 1

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.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

Shukumajaya (Women's Center)

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.

Category

Community Development

Population(s) Served

Female Adults

Budget

$15,000.00

Program 3

Tepichi Talashi (Preschool)

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).

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$20,000.00

Program 4

Technology for Wayuú Education

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.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$27,000.00

Program 5

"Los Lechosos" School Project

"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.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$30,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Guajira Peninsula in norther Colombia and northwestern Venezuela

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WAYUU TAYA FOUNDATIONINC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Wayuu Taya Foundation Inc

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Principal Officer

Patricia Velasquez

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BOARD CHAIR

Patricia Velasquez

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