Project 1 - HELP REBUILD THE SCHOOL OF SOGROMIN IN THE SIERRA NEVADA OF SANTA MARTA, COLOMBIA

The Arhuaco are an indigenous group living in the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta and are believed to be the direct descendants of the Tairona civilization (known for the discovery of the “ciudad perdida”, lost city in 1972). To read more about the Arhuacos please click here 

Sogromin is a town inhabited by a group of indigenous Arhuacos, who are very conservative of their traditions, language and culture. The town was founded around 1930 by Arhuaco families who left Nabusímake because of persecution by the ‘Capuchino’ missionaries. This exile was in order to maintain their own customs, which transformed Sogromin into a center of ancestral knowledge and the place where those passionate about preserving their customs and believes went to. Nowadays this legacy for protecting and preserving their culture is reflected in the day to day life with the result that 90% of the inhabitants don’t speak Spanish.

Current schoolbuilding

Schoolchildren