This year Aspen Colombia supported the Biblioseo Foundation – an organisation that empowers children and youth to become social leaders and entrepreneurs. Using the IDEA Initiative, Biblio tries to encourage the youth to devise creative ways to provide solutions to community problems in Ciudad Bolivar, Bogota.IDEA develops children’s entrepreneurial and leadership skills so that they can work towards realizing their dreams. About 25 children are currently participating in this program with the hope that more will become part of this high impact entrepreneurship initiative in the community.
Aspen Colombia supported 5 of the IDEA projects related to sports, the arts, environmental care, neighborhood beautification and self-sustaining businesses.
Aspen employee and their families worked together for more than a month to raise funds for the organization by selling delicious food, holding auctions, raffles and more. Employees in Bogotá also attended a workshop led by the children about entrepreneurship, creativity and leadership for social change.