Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue delivering integral development and early childhood activities through virtual means. We have designed a positive upbringing module that is followed by 220 teenage mothers and aims at:
Strengthening the affective bond between the mothers and their babies
Promoting positive upbringing guidelines adapted to the confinement
Providing psychosocial care to the teenagers and their families.
During this quarter, the module addressed the following topics:
5 keys to develop resilience in children during the pandemic
Preventive actions to avoid accidents with children during the confinement
Breastfeeding and complementary feeding
Children and adolescents as subjects of rights
Social development: strengthening the affective bond
Through these activities and contents, the Foundation provides teenage mothers with the necessary tools to create protective environments for their children within their homes, in which they can guarantee the advancement of their integral development.
The Foundation will continue working remotely during the last quarter of 2020 and will assess the possibility of implementing a blended strategy for the first semester of 2021.
Oct 20, 2020
July - September 2020
By Diana Lopez - Project manager
The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating effects in Colombia. For instance, the mandatory confinement measures lasted for over 7 months, which has meant that the economy and the private sector have had a slow recovery. Hence, the economic inclusion of our teenage mothers has also been slow.
Between July and September, the Employment and Entrepreneurhsip Office (EEO) identified 194 job vacancies that suit Juanfe's beneficiaries vocational profiles. In addition, 47 young mothers entered the formal labor market, of which 18 signed long-term contracts.
There were 24 virtual workshops focused on soft skills, entrepreneurship, biosafety for different vocational profiles, mental health, among other topics. In addition, there were 2 virtual courses, one on decoration and corporate gifts, and the other one on executive secretariat.
As these young mothers enter the formal labor market, they:
Contribute to the social security system
Access quality health and other wellbeing services
Ensure the generation of stable income
Maintain their jobs and are recognized for their work and their human quality
Acquire economic autonomy
Reinvest in ther families and contribute to the generation of local GDP.
Due to the food insecurity caused by the pandemic, the Foundation implemented a strategy to deliver food aid for the beneficiaries and their families. Between July and September, Juanfe delivered approximately 300 grocery cards to the alumni.
These women also have had permanent access to psychosocial care and sexual and reproductive health orientation.
Jun 25, 2020
January - June 2020
By Diana Lopez - Project manager
Juanfe Foundation started the year 2020 full of energy, commitment, and determination. The COVID-19 pandemic led us to adapt our work and design a remote care strategy that has allowed us to advance the accomplishment of our goals.
Between January and the first weeks of March, we took care of 110 babies in Cartagena, who are children of the teenage mothers that are beneficiaries of Juanfe Foundation's projects. With these babies, we conducted activities aimed at:
The activities were carried out following the Abbreviated Scale of Development standards.
After the COVID-19 outbreak, we closed our facilities and adapted our programs to remote strategies. We continue providing our babies with integral development activities through virtual activities with their mothers. These activities have been focused on:
Strengthening the affective bond between the mothers and the babies
Promoting positive upbringing guidelines adapted to the context of confinement
Providing psychosocial care to the teenagers and emergency care for those who need it
We will continue promoting the integral development of these babies, taking care of their mothers, and fostering their socioeconomic inclusion.