Aug 5, 2021

INSTRUMENTS FOR PEACE

This time around we wish to share different news with you...

In order to continue doing our work at the Tiempo de Paz Foundation, we must continue striving to become a safe environment for each boy, girl and their families.

This is why we joined with the health sector missional community of the "Centros de Formación y Liderazgo", in order to bring comprehensive care to children and their families, in a "health day" out in the Boston neighborhood of commune 8 in Medellin.

We had the presence of 16 health professionals (physicians, dentists, dental assistants, nutritionists, nutrition assistants, social workers, psychologists)

We provided care for 33 families, 23 boys and 21 girls.

We remain committed with the promotion of a healthy family and children care at physical and emotional levels.

Aug 4, 2021

WE SAY NO TO CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOTATION!

In 2020 and 2021 alone so far, the Government has reported almost 2.000 cases of commercial sexual exploitation against boys, girls and teenagers, not including the underreporting of cases to the authorities. During times of pandemic, social media has been a gateway for minors to fall into the nets of sexual exploitation.

In order to help counter this in times of Pandemic, the Foundation has implemented virtual child sexual abuse prevention workshops and has now already picked up with its on-site workshops as well. We have reached 3.132 children so far, and continue working to complete our goal of 4.000 children trained in prevention.

So far this 2021, we've carried out 9 virtual and 5 on-site workshops.

We say NO TO CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION!
In conjunction with a number of local organizations, we make our voice known for the boys and girls of our city.

Jul 27, 2021

LIFE STORY - Sara

Sara
Sara

Sara came into the Foundation in January 2020, along with her brothers.

They conform a family of 7, and live together in the city of Medellin.

Their father has been unemployed for several years, and the mother is the only one working.

This situation yields a very constricted and scares life in many ways.

They live in commune 8 of Medellin. Their mother works out of home, and their father stays at home, taking care of Sara and her 4 brothers.

Their father suffers from insomnia, which causes a lot of daily irritability and frustration.

Sara suffers from many fobias, difficulties for learning, and language delays. Also, her nutrition is very precarious.

The Foundation is a safe space for Sara and her brothers.

Their parents are grateful that all of their children (except for the youngest 3 year old daughter) are beneficiaries of the Foundation.

Sara eats greater amounts of food throughout the day, she can now drink milk, which was something they were not being able to afford for many months due to financial scarcity.

All this thanks to the food baskets they are receiving from the Foundation. The youngest daughter is 3 years old, in a stage of growth and development, and is also beneficiary of this assistance.

The parents say: “we entered Sara into the Foundation, we received school kits at the beginning of they year, which meant we didn’t have to run with those costs, which were beyond our budget, and lifted a heavy load from our shoulders, obtaining the tools our children needed for studying.”

The presence of the psychologist and the teachers have helped the girl face some of her fears, such as facing new things and developing friendships outside the family.

We have witnessed progress in her language development, and even though she still faces challenges in the academic area, we have seen commitment and responsibility.

Saras Family
Saras Family
 
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