WHO WE ARE?

   We are the Venezuelan Engagement Foundation Group, charitable No: 501(c)(3), formed by several not-for-profit organizations, connected to help different regions around the world. In spite of our short existence, we already count with over 500 volunteers, in cities in the United States, Canada, Spain, Greece, Peru, Panama, Colombia and Venezuela, who work to help the most communities in need.

  In United States and Latin America, we work through the American Venezuelan Engagement Foundation (AVEF), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) duly registered as a not-for-profit corporation under the status of 501(c)(3) by the IRS office, with the faculty to provide deductibles Tax Receipts to the donors

General Objetive

 

Provide humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable populations in Venezuela

Specific Objetive

 

It consists of collecting medicines, hospital medical supplies, school supplies, toiletries and personal hygiene, clothing, providing food and providing the necessary logistics for free distribution.

MISION AND VISION

We are a not-for-profit NGO with more than 500 volunteers, our mission is to:

  • Provide education, counselling and other support services for immigrants and refugees in need, including assistance in immigration procedures, job search programs, and information programs on American culture and life.
     

  • Relieve proverty by providing food and other basic necessities to individuals and families in need in USA and Venezuela.
     

  • Advance education by providing English language courses to children in Venezuela.
     

  • Send humanitarian aid to children and people in need in LATAM

We support social and local initiatives in partnerships, empowering people to obtain their own goals to development the communities. Now on, we are working to help Venezuelan nationals through fundraising, collection of materials, food, medicines and school supplies, all of which are distributed among the most underprivileged neighborhoods and the zones most affected by the crisis this country is facing.

 

Also, we are focus in built educational and local programs to cooperate in initiatives that will help with the integration process of the immigrants as well as the improvements against poverty worldwide.

Team

     We have a highly trained and motivated work team to operate in different areas and throughout the country to ensure compliance of our activities.

 

Organizative Structure

Gabi J. Garcia

Mrs. Garcia born in Caracas, Venezuela. She obtained a Bachelor Degree in Architecture from Universidad Simon Bolivar in 1990. She worked as an Architect & President in her own Firm for more than 20 years.

For many years she volunteer with many humanitarian projects in Venezuela.  She worked as a part of the community team as a coordinator in several local and national elections for more than 30 years. 

 

Currently she is living in Canada with her family, where combines her activities as a Executive VicePresident of Venezuelan Engagement Foundation with her role as a World Jurist Association Delegate for UNICEF, in order to organize and impulse Humanitarian Aid Programs to the people in need.   

 

ggarcia@engagementfound.org

Ph. +1 (305) 5631435 

Executive President & Co-Founder

Kendry S. Naranjo

Graduated as Mechanical Engineer from Universidad Politecnica Antonio Jose de Sucre (UNEXPO), by its acronym in the Spanish language), Vice Rectorate Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela. She has a specialization in Mechanical Engineering in Process Plants at Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas.

 

She worked at Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) for 9 years in the area of Gas Plants and Production Water Engineering. She moved to Bogota in 2014, where she worked for Cameron Colombia LTD, she was the Sales Manager for South America's Services. She has lived in Montreal since 2016 with her family.

 

She joined this Foundation as a volunteer in December 2017, and she is the present Coordinator of the Food Program for Venezuela. 

Knaranjo@engagementfound.org

+1 (438) 9218277

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VEFG Executive Director

Glenie Salazar

She graduated in the area of ​​marketing management from the University College of Caracas, worked for Elizabeth Rossi and associates, the Telares Maracay Group and Empresas Polar in the area of ​​market studies and marketing.

 

He studied three years of Social Work at the renowned Central University of Venezuela until he decided to move to Canada in 1994, where he has taken certificates in the French and English languages ​​at the University of Quebec à Montreal. 

 

Since her arrival in Canada, she has participated as a volunteer in various agencies and programs aimed at the integration and assistance of immigrants, children and at-risk youth.

gsalazar@engagementfound.org

+1 (514) 5596829

CVEF Executive Director

Reina Ruiz

Reina Ruiz holds a Degree of English Teacher and Master in Higher Education from Universidad Pedagodica Experimental Libertador (UPEL) in Maturin. She has 12 years of experience in English Language Teaching. She works as an English teacher for both undergraduate and graduate programs for English Teachers at UPEL. She is the Secretary of VENTESOL (Venezuelan National Association of English Teachers). She joined Engagement Foundation as a volunteer in January 2018. Currently, she coordinates the English Program for Little Talents in which 65 children are taught English and receive a meal during their classes.

 

logistics@engagementfound.org

+58 (424) 9103138

Coodinator of the English Program in Venezuela / Food Program – Centers in the West side of Venezuela

Romina Rojas

Born in the city of Maturín in Venezuela, October 5, 1977. She studied chemicall engineering at the University of Oriente and graduated in the year 2003, She studied English at the University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica, and She studied in the area of automation and Industrial Informatics.

She works in the Venezuelan oil industry in the area of oil, gas and water production, responsible for designing and planning the infrastructure for the processing requirements of oil, gas and water associated with the production of petroleum. Responsible for the optimization of process plants, especially flow stations in the Department of Production engineers, with extensive knowledge in systems of transmission or collection of fluids, separators, pipes, gas injection nets Lift at surface level. In addition, She has carried out a job of providing clothes and food for the children of the hostel Maturín and since January 2019 She serves as coordinator in the eastern part of the VEFG food Program.

Rrojas@engagementfound.org

Coodinator Food Program – Centers in the East side of Venezuela

Leopoldo Garcia

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, now living in Canada as a temporal resident. Married and father of twins. An orthopedic surgeon with over 20 years of experience in managing, training, and teaching sports medicine and prosthesis implantation. Throughout my postgraduate training and my professional experience, I have had the opportunity to be involved in several research projects regarding orthopedic surgery, and was able to share some of the findings in journals and conferences. I was a Research and Clinical Fellow in Sports Medicine, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy Surgery at the Istituto Ortopedicci Rizzoli, in Bologna, Italy. Work as volunteer doctor with the poverty communities in Venezuela for the Centro Medico Docente la Trinidad and Puerto Azul Foundation. Member of Cruz Roja Venezuela.

medicines@engagementfound.org

+1 (514) 6213179

Coordinator Health Program

Henrys Silva

Born in Quiriquire, State of Monagas, Venezuela. He is an entrepreneur and potential motivator. Activist and an ambassador of social causes through the foundation he founded and has led for four years. The Foundation "A New Hope" (Fundación Una Nueva Esperanza, FUNDUNE, in Spanish), one of the organizations allied to VEFG from Venezuela. He is a Radio Speaker graduated at Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas and he also holds a degree of Medical Doctor, graduated at Universidad de Oriente in Bolivar city. He is an artist, singer, and TV host (Currently, the host of the marathon program "Super Sabado Sensacional", led previously by Amador Bendayan, Gilberto Correa, Daniel Sarcos and Leonardo Villalobos). He is also a presenter of the beauty pageant of universal reference, the "Miss Venezuela", both broadcasted through Venevision, Venevision Plus, and Venevision USA. Likewise, he hosts the lottery game "El Kino Tachira" of Tachira Lottery raffles for Venezuela. Today, as never before, the commitment of Henrys Silva, his Board of Directors and of the volunteers that work with him in his Organization "FUNDUNE" is to serve the one in need in Venezuela and to be a channel for VEFG and their plans, to work as allies and to supervise the projects along with VEFG.

contactosilva@engagementfound.org 

+58 (414) 8576184

Coodinator Health Program in Venezuela

Yosmar Poleo

Coordinator Social Networks

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