Instituto para el Desarrollo Humano

The mission of Instituto para el Desarrollo Humano (IDH) is to improve the quality of life of communities in poverty-stricken areas across Bolivia through projects and programmes based on research, a strong commitment to education, and a participative approach in the fields of social medicine, the environment, and human rights. Since our founding in 1997, we have been committed to a holistic approach in development and over 15 years of service to the local community has allowed us to develop and create innovative ways to engage and educate diverse groups of people about HIV, AIDS and sexuality as well as providing healthcare and counselling to those living with HIV/AIDS. Our vision for the f...
Sep 22, 2014

ExpoSida/ExpoVida, a fun way to reinforce knowledge!

This August, the IDH organized its 17th annual ExpoSida/ExpoVida, hosting approximately 25,000 students in five days, in conjunction with the Department of Education in Cochabamba, .

This year, the central theme was “Abre los ojos” (“Open your eyes”) with respect to the prevention of violence in romantic relationships and was well-received by attendees.

Other themes were presented in an interactive contest format and addressed a wide range of topics:

  • OJO con la violencia (Watch Out for Violence) – prevention of sexual violence
  • Amor, Sexo y algo más (Love, Sex, and Something Else) – sexuality
  • VIH, lo esencial (HIV, the essentials) – HIV/AIDS
  • Mi primer Amor (My First Love) – relationships/communication with family when falling in love

This event was an opportunity to reinforce the in-depth knowledge that these students have already gained from their teachers, trained by IDH’s very own prevention team.

The mayoralty of Cochabamba recognized the pedagogical benefit of this event and awarded the IDH the “Manuela Gandarillas” prize for its contribution to the promotion of human and social development in Bolivia.

Some students came from far away!
Some students came from far away!
Thank you to IDH
Thank you to IDH's great volunteers!
Until next time!
Until next time!
Jun 25, 2014

The volunteers of IDH, key parts in the prevention

Training session for volunteers at IDH
Training session for volunteers at IDH

 

This year, we formed a new prevention team, consisting of 50 young volunteers working with the theme of sexual violence, in order to reach out and spread information to their peers.

Following the training, the team at IDH followed up with the youth volunteers on their activities in their communities, neighborhoods, universities, families, churches, etc.

As of now, 30 volunteers have reached out to 200 people with information on how to prevent sexual violence.

Thanks to the donnors, we can go on with this project and spread information throughout the population.

Each time we speak of this topic with the young people, there is at least one person of the audience who comes to us afterwards to share what she has suffered in terms of sexual violence.

We also know that many cases have been reported at the Youth Protection Service after our talk at the school.

Trained volunteers spreading knowledge to their pe
Trained volunteers spreading knowledge to their pe
Mar 25, 2014

How do we talk about sexual violence at school?

Training teachers about using role playing
Training teachers about using role playing

Again this year we carried out the training of teachers on the theme, “Prevention of sexual violence against children and adolescents”.

In Quillacollo we trained 20 teachers, using interactive materials and methods, to be prepared to speak of this topic with their students without fear. Each teacher will repeat the information with al least two classes of 40 studients each one.

During the training the teachers were able to use same supporting materials that they will distribute as they introduce the theme to their students in their own classrooms.

We thank to all our donnors to be able to realise theses activities.

Now there is no excuse not to discuss this subject
Now there is no excuse not to discuss this subject
Talking about misconceptions about aggressors
Talking about misconceptions about aggressors

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