Nov 28, 2016

Good News for the end of the Year from COMParte

Over the last months we have done much in Centro COMParte and here are some of our main achievements.

 

COMMUNITY

 

In partnership with the group Loma Sur we put in place radio workshops for the children from Santa Rosa. Thanks to the social cartography methodology we managed to put in light the most salient aspects of the neighbourhood that are part of children’s everyday life.

We celebrated the end of the Radio workshops with a communitarian event to which both children and adults from the neighbourhood took part, enjoying their time, and taking part to the radio production in live.

 

EDUCATION

 

From now the children can enjoy new educative workshops in addition to school support, such as sciences workshop, craft, and gardening in the greenhouse at the top of the Centre. These workshops are part of a new strategy that aims at reinforcing the cognitive skills of the children. 

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

 

Four of the microentrepreneurs we are working with keep going with the process of accompanying through business reinforcement in partnership with the Professors and students of the University Politécnico Grancolombiano. They are receiving a support that would help them to perform better on the local and national market.

In partnership with the street artist DJLU we have launched our new product: “Art Tote-Bags,” made by the inhabitants of the neighbourhood of Santa Rosa with dressmaking skills and decorated with a special drawing from the collection “Pictogramas” by DJLU.

 

In our catalogue of 2016, two microentrepreneurs are reunited after they laid down their weapons and left the struggles of the Colombian armed conflict. The two former adversaries are now working together to produce handmade and traditional goods full of a great social meaning.

Learn about the microentrepreneurs we are working with and support them by buying their products with our online catalogue (http://fr.calameo.com/read/001909640fc3478990b37

 

COMING SOON

 

We are now getting ready to celebrate Christmas with an event organised by Procolombia. This will be the occasion for the children to share the things that make them proud of their neighbourhood, writing them on Christmas postcards made by themselves over December.

In addition, we are happy to announce Centro COMParte will take part to the semi-final of the Civic Price 2016 (Premio Civico).

 

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Aug 26, 2016

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Over the last months, we focused our work in Centro COMParte on both the adult and youth population. 

We started a class of Afrolatina dance that currently counts about 10 children aged from 15 to 17. Through dance practice children work on their ability to relate to others. They work together on principles of respect, tolerance, and on their personal skills such as spontaneity and corporal expression. 

Thanks to the support of professionals from “Atrapasueños”, a joint digital strategy of the Secretary for Social Integration and the Institute Von Humboldt, the children enjoyed the beauty of nature during a walk on the eastern hills of the city.

We inaugurated a new dressmaking class, starting with the very basics for people with no knowledge of sewing. The group is currently composed of 9 adults who assist the class every Tuesdays. This class is given by a teacher from the neighbourhood of Santa Rosa, who is part of the group of micro-entrepreneurs we are working with at the moment. 

In addition, the economic part of COMParte has been put forward over the last months as five micro-entrepreneurs started a process of accompanying for business reinforcement. The first step consisted in a diagnostic of the strengths, weaknesses, necessities and opportunities of each micro-entrepreneur. In the following steps a process of support and assistance will start. It will be handled directly by professors from the University Politecnico Gran Colombiano who are committed in corporate social and professional responsibilities. 

Regarding the alliances, we have had the chance to meet the majority of the organizations working with the community. We are currently reinforcing those new relations in order to improve our work with the community. We most certainly hope this process will achieve good results that we will tell you about in our next reports. You can keep following our work and support us on social media and on our Global Giving page. 


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May 31, 2016

How Centro COMParte is developping more activities

Dear Global Giving Community,

We are delighted to let you hear from our activities in this second report of our project.

The year 2016 has already started a few months ago and in those months a lot of things were going on in Centre COMParte, as they have been witnessing the arrival of new team members and the annual launching of activities.

Since February the children and teenagers of Santa Rosa, Moralba and the neighborhoods have been enjoying breakdance classes two times a week. Hip hop dancing is a discipline that mixes physical exertion, good rhythm and team spirit. With these workshops, provided by a professional hip hop dancer, we want to introduce the participants to an activity of urban culture, a very present phenomenon in the area. These started a cycle of three urban activities, which are break dance, graffiti and rap. The latter will be implemented throughout the year. Your donation enabled us to hire professional teachers with experience, and we hope in the future that it will allow us as well to make team uniforms for the break dancers (also called BBoys) to enhance the team spirit and thus community construction.

The second achievement of this year 2016 is the opening of a participatory textile workshop. Three days a week, people with various experiences in this field meet in the textile manufacturing room in Centro COMParte (providing and sharing lessons to each other). The group began with workshops of pattern construction and cut to learn how to design skirts, shirts and so on. We are proud of their achievement and thanks to your financial support we will be able to buy pieces of textile in order to let them train using the sewing machine.

Then, we have also been supporting children of the neighborhood with tutoring sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This proposal has received a big welcome from the children and more and more candidates are willing to be backed up in the realization of their homework, either by a team member or by internet access, enabling them to solve their task (for example by identifying what are the three highest mountains in Colombia or what has been the history of the universe).

Finally, we are glad to announce the implementation of a weekly cine club where the children can enjoy the opportunity to escape from daily life in front of the big screen. The whole activity aims at making them discovering different cinematographic universes and at compensating the lack of access to cinema they suffer.

There will be soon more news about our activities in Santa Rosa, Bogota… Stay tuned!

 
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