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 

Jun 22, 2017

GlobalGiving visited SIFUTURO

Global giving's visite 1
Global giving's visite 1

The 21st and 22nd of April we met Maria and Star. Maria works as GlobalGiving´s country representative in Colombia.

Star was accompanying Maria´s field travels and works for Global Giving too. Together with Sifuturo´s legal representative Mariluz, our Director Luz Beatriz and Caterine, our workshop guide, they visited some of our projects in the city of Medellín, Colombia

Their journey began in a public school in the outskirts of the city. Our educational exhibition "Vih: Conoce and Decide" was displayed in there.  This exhibition was entirely financed thanks to the resourcews obtained throurgh GlobalGiving´s plataform.

Then they visited our facilities inside of La Maria Hospital. Star and Maria could witness a job skills workshop for the mother of our foundation together with the music workshop for the kids. The music workshop are possible  thanks a cooperation we achieved some time ago with the Yamaha Foundation. 

Global givings visite 2
Global givings visite 2
Global giving's visite 3
Global giving's visite 3
Global giving's visite 4
Global giving's visite 4
Global giving's visite 5
Global giving's visite 5
Global giving's visite 6
Global giving's visite 6
Mar 23, 2017

Our project in 2017

Nothing happens to me
Nothing happens to me

To defeat the fear, some youth are considered immune to any danger. They are covered by the breastplate of the omnipotence and put in risk their future and their life. Until one day they discovery that they are not immortal" Flavio Gikovate

Frequently, the adolescents considered that they are free of risks and that the problems will not affect them; they are not aware of the dangers and minimize the facts. The decisions taken by them, and especially those related with their sexuality should be backed by a complete information that will allow them to make free, responsible and consensual choices.  (Of our exhibition "Know and Decide")

 

At SiFuturo we are happy because we were able to meet our goal of reaching more than 1800 young people in order to sensitize them about the HIV virus during the year 2016. Thanks to all of you - our Global Giving benefactors:

-The prevention  workshops ended up directly benefiting more than 907 young people.

-In addition to that, the installation of our itinerary educational exhibition called "HIV: Know and Decide" was possible thanks to the resources raised through the platform.   The itinerary exhibition was first displayed at the Research Headquarters of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Antioquia. In our guided tour of the exhibition, we counted with the presence of more than 200 students and subsequently other additional 300 attendees. 

-Furthermore, and once again, thanks to the resources we happily obtained from you through GlobalGiving, we managed to fully develop an artistic line within the foundation. "HIV: a Glance through Art” was our first official artistic exhibition. The entity that hosted the exhibition (Comfenalco Antioquia, one of Colombia’s largest social investment funds) certified more than 3500 attendees. That certification was received by the foundation in January of this very same year.

2017 is our second year being a vetted organization by GlobalGiving. We dedicated the first months of this year to the coordination and execution of the following activities that comprise:

1)     The continuation of our prevention workshops for young people, both in public and private education institutions in the city of Medellin.

2)     Raising awareness among young people about the HIV infection and its related aspects, helped by the structuring of our artistic line.

3)     Taking our educational itinerary exhibition to various places so we can increase the reach of the prevention and sensitization message it purports. In order to accomplish that aim, we partnered with the University of Medellin and the Remington University. We are expecting to set a date to coordinate the installation of the exhibition in their facilities.  

4)     We are planning to carry out a second version of the artistic exhibition "HIV: a Glance through Art” by December 1, 2017.

We envisioned our foundation to be the carrier of a message of prevention of the HIV infection in the city. The latter through our newly developed artistic line and in order to achieve a higher order goal that is to have an entire generation free of HIV. We seek to spread our message using a language that connects both the soul and allows for a diversity of thoughts.

In April, we are expecting to meet Maria Acevedo in our facilities. She is a representative of GlobalGiving that will personally visit our projects in order to further explore cooperation possibilities between the platform and our foundation.  

Our exhibition "HIV a glance through the art"
Our exhibition "HIV a glance through the art"
Workshops
Workshops
 
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