Apr 2, 2018

Some news about our ongoing task

The exhibition in one of the classrooms
The exhibition in one of the classrooms

Dear GlobalGiving supporters, 

We wanted to tell you that our itinerant prevention and sensitization exhibition, financed with the resources raised in GlobalGiving, continues to have a positive impact in the city of Medellín.

The exhibition is now in the Alfonso Mora Naranjo public school. The school is located in the Campo Valdés neighborhood of the city of Medellín and hosts hundreds of students. Primary and secondary education levels are offered in the state-financed institution. 

In addition to that, and as a fundamental part of our mission striving for an informed and responsible sexual life, we commissioned a graphic designer with the task of conceptualizing a brochure regarding the education of the HIV infection. In the brochure, people will be able to find:

  • Answers to common questions regarding the infection
  • A section highlighting the importance of prevention
  • Some key facts about our foundation
  • An introduction to sexual rights and duties

The brochure explores the differences between HIV and AIDS, the ways in which the infection can be transmitted, how the infection is diagnosed and treated and discusses some myths revolving HIV. The ulterior goal of this campaign is centered at raising awareness of the infection while making an emphasis on the importance of prevention.

The educational brochure is available for download in our GlobalGiving portal: please help us expand its reach by sharing it! It is initially available in Spanish but we expect to have an English version soon.  

Yours, 

The SiFuturo Foundation


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Jan 2, 2018

2018: a year full of challenges for us

Educational Workshops in the last weeks of 2017
Educational Workshops in the last weeks of 2017

In the last week of the year 2017, we are extremely grateful for all the help we obtained from you: our Global Giving Donors. Thanks to your help, we were able to widely fulfill our goals. The prevention and sensitization of the HIV infection in the city of Medellin is our mission and an ongoing task we strive for: the only way to do this is with your help.

The latter is the reason why we reach to you today. Next year is going to be a year full of challenges for us, in all of our operational lines.

We are dreaming big: Next year we will expand the reach of our educational workshops to the wider region of Antioquia, were the city of Medellin is located.

We partnered with Fraternidad Medellin, one of Colombia’s biggest charities, who offered to co-finance all of our workshops in isolated communities all over the region. They want to match our Global Giving donations, and with the resources raised we are going to make our professionals reach underprivileged communities and schools, with a message of prevention and sensitization. This is something that will require from us an increased logistical capability, since this is the first time we are aiming to reach young people outside of the city of Medellin.

Fraternidad Medellín, one of our partners since 2006, was created in 1957 by the initiative of a group of young entrepreneurs who worried about the social problems that began to generate the industrialization of the city of Medellin. Since 2009, Fraternidad Medellín has been developing great impact projects in partnership with public and private entities.

Seeking to influence the improvement of development conditions in the Oriente, Suroeste and Urabá Antioqueño regions, Fraternidad Medellin constituted strategic units aiming to enhance education and infrastructure quality. Enhancing sexual education quality is where we are planning on playing a role during the year 2018. Today, the last day of 2018, we ask you to help us spread our dream of reaching more and more young people. Without your help, the growth of our initiatives would be unimaginable. And by the way: Happy New Year! 

 

  

  

 

Educational Workshops in the last weeks of 2017 -2
Educational Workshops in the last weeks of 2017 -2
Oct 2, 2017

A glance into our 2017 Goals & our partnership with U-Incluye

Dear donors, 

As you probably know, the goals of our project were widely fulfilled in our first year of implementation!

Nevertheless, the prevention and sensitization of the HIV infection in the city of Medellin is our mission and an ongoing task we strive for.   

Our itinerant educational exhibition financed thanks to the resources obtained through GG continues traveling the city of Medellin, having an impact in different educational institutions. Our exhibition "HIV: Know and Decide" carries a message of self-care and self-determination of ones own sexual health.  

In addition to that, during 2017 we have been able to reach more than 500 young people with our workshops that add to the 907 of the year 2016. 

This time, we would like to highlight the workshops we have done with the participants of the program U-Incluye of the University of Antioquia. With around 40.000 students, the University of Antioquia is one of the largest and most reputable public higher-education institutions in Colombia.

U-Incluye operates in the broad academic environment of the University of Antioquia and is a one-of-a-kind program that purports an innovative path to higher education for people with cognitive limitations such as the ones caused by the Down Syndrome. We partnered with them in a cooperation framework where 19 of the benefited participants of the program participated in one of our 3-Sessions Educational Workshops.

  1. First Session: The main subjects treated during the first meeting were the concept of sexuality, self-care and diversity.
  2. Second Session: In the second meeting, we mainly dealt with the topic of love, providing tools for them to differentiate love from the filial, the social and the personal perspectives. In addition to that, we reviewed with them the area of choice of partners. Furthermore, we explored the type of relationships they recognize, live and can build. Finally, we talked about the different ways of loving and the kinds of expressions of affection that there are.
  3. Third Session: During the third and last meeting we based our educational material on the topic of prevention of sexual violence and the activation of the so called "self-care routes".

In our workshops, we include techniques that involve visual and manual narratives, adusting our usual contents to the specific audience of U-Incluye. We believe that knowledge is built with and transmitted to people in a wide variety of ways. Sexual education and sensitization is not an exemption of that.

The participants of U-Incluye are in general more vulnerable and have fewer options in our social context when it comes down to sexual education. They are also highly capable and highly motivated individuals that show their desire to play an active role to the service of society. We are glad we were able to expand the reach of our workshops to other type of audiences and until next time! 

Your SiFuturo Team 

 
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