Prevent Sexual Abuse for 1250 children in Colombia

 
$5,070
$11,430
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Remaining
Nov 21, 2012

Working for the happines of Colombian Children

Our project in Medellin, Colombia has been developing with great success, surpassing the initial expectations. 63 Workshops which benefited children and teachers of the city were developed. Our training workshops such as "My limits and yours" which teaches respect recognition of the intimate parts, rights and duties. This work was done in two public schools and participating communities: José Antonio Galan School and Finca La Mesa School.  Without the support of the GlobalGiving donors, it wouldn´t have been possible to work with so many children. For this reason, we thank them and offer our deepest appreciation!

Teachers participating in these workshops had positive experiences that have changed the way of doing their jobs, have changed the way of seeing how they do their job and know the importance of their profession. The testimony of one of the teachers that participated in the workshops, says: "I thought that the teachers were very alone in this process of sexual abuse, that there was nowhere to go when we got to this kind of problems, we didn´t know  what to do, but through the workshops of Corpolatin, we found that we have a support of the network, now we cannot complain that in schools we don´t have psychologists, because with Corpolatin we can find this kind of help, we have learned that there are many kinds of abuse, occasionally people incur in abuse without knowing that they are doing so, hopefully this project continue to grow so that we can help this childhood to go on."

The behavior of students also has changed: We have the testimony of Sofia a 7 years old girl, who told us her experience "I really like when Corpolatin comes, because I learn to take care of myself, to say no to strangers, and to take care of my body..."

Parents who participated reported positive changes in the upbringing of their children, "before I didn´t pay attention to certain details that were important to detect possible abuses, furthermore I realized that we as parents can help our kids to be away from the abuse"

With this project we helped parents and teachers; how to develop communication strategies, enabling them to be closer to their students and children, as well as to be alert to any sign of alarm and to always proceed to report it. With the students who participated, we could also see a big improvement in the recognition of its body, teachers say that now they see children more autonomous, they able to recognize when their rights are being violated and that they have learned what to do when this things happen.

 

 

Once again we want you to know how grateful we are with all of you who participated in this project with your donation. Without your support it would not have been possible to benefit so many children, parents, and teachers of Medellin as we did, thank to all of you, today hundreds of Colombian children can smile and say NO TO SEXUAL ABUSE.

 

 

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Nuestro proyecto en Medellín, Colombia se desarrolla con gran éxito, superando las expectativas iniciales.  En su desarrollo se han dictado  63 talleres que han beneficiado a   docentes y niños de la cuidad. Realizamos talleres de formación como “Mis límites y los tuyos” en los que se enseña el respeto, el reconocimiento de las partes íntimas, los derechos y los deberes;  esta labor se ha desarrollado dos escuelas y comunidades participantes: Institución educativa José Antonio Galan y Institución educativa Finca la Mesa sin el apoyo  de nuestros donantes de GlobalGiving, no habríamos sido capaces de trabajar por tantos niños y niñas. ¡Por eso, les ofrecemos nuestro más profundo agradecimiento!

Los docentes participantes en estos talleres  tuvieron experiencias positivas que han cambiado la manera de hacer sus trabajos,  han cambiado el panorama de su labor y se han cuestionado sobre los alcances de su profesión;  Un testimonio de un docente participante, señala: “yo pensé que los profesores estábamos muy solos en este proceso del abuso sexual, que no teníamos a quien acudir; pero me a través de los talleres de Corpolatin me doy cuenta que tenemos una red de apoyo, ya no nos podemos quejar que en las escuelas no tenemos psicólogos, pues realmente con Corpolatin tenemos esa ayuda, aprendí que hay muchas clases de abuso, en ocasiones incurrimos en el abuso sin saber que lo estamos haciendo, ojala este proyecto siga creciendo para que saquemos esta niñez adelante”

El comportamiento de los alumnos también ha cambiado; tenemos el testimonio de Sofía que con 7 años nos conto su experiencia “me gusta mucho que Corpolatin venga, porque aprendo a cuidarme, a decirle no a los extraños, y a cuidar mi  cuerpo...”

Los padres de familia que participaron reportaron cambios positivos en la crianza de sus hijos,  “antes no le prestaba atención a detalles que eran importantes para detectar posibles abusos, además me di cuenta que nosotros como padres podemos ayudar a nuestros hijos a estar lejos del abuso”

Con este proyecto hemos ayudado a docentes y a padres a desarrollar estrategias de  comunicación, que les permita tener una cercanía con los alumnos y estar alertas a cualquier señal de alarma, para proceder a denunciarla. En los alumnos que participaron, se pueden ver las grandes mejoras en el reconocimiento de su cuerpo, los docentes dicen ver en ellos niños mas autónomos, capaces de reconocer cuando se les viola un derecho y con los conocimientos para saber qué hacer cuando esto sucede.

Nuevamente nuestro profundo agradecimiento a todos quienes participaron con su donativo en este proyecto. Sin tu apoyo no hubiera sido posible beneficiar a tantos niños, padres, y docentes de Medellín como lo hicimos, gracias a todos hoy cientos de niños colombianos pueden sonreír y decir NO AL ABUSO.

he is a school boy jose antonio galan who learned
he is a school boy jose antonio galan who learned
they received a workshop to prevent sexual abuse
they received a workshop to prevent sexual abuse
With these books, children learn about their bodie
With these books, children learn about their bodie
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workshops teachers receiving sexual abuse preventi

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Organization

Corpolatin Medellin

Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia

Project Leader

Andres Felipe Cardona Arango

Coordinator of Plaining and Development
Medellin, Antioquia Colombia

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