Feb 28, 2020

2019 Annual Report

In 2019, 240 babies, children of the teenage mothers that are served by Juanfe Foundation, were cared for at the Infant Development Center (IDC). During this year, the IDC team built their pedagogical approach, based on the positive upbringing methodology. Under this approach, we conducted the following activities:

  • The caregivers established resting and sleeping routines according to the behavior of each baby. 
  • The caregivers promoted the development of hygiene, resting, playing, and eating habits. 

To advance the babies' integral development, we promoted four stimulation dimensions:

  • Motor stimulation: It strengthens the muscles of the arms, legs, back, neck, and chest.
  • Cognitive stimulation: It seeks to boost the babies' intelligence through awakening the reflexes.
  • Language stimulation: The goal is to develop the language using activities such as sound, gestures, and movement imitation. This allows babies to express their emotions with more confidence.
  • Sensory stimulation: These activities lead the babies to perceive and experience different sensations in their bodies through contact with textures, sounds, temperature, smells, and tastes. 

Lastly, their mothers participated in learning circles in which we raised awareness on the importance of breastfeeding and built capacities on positive upbringing and appropriate complementary feeding.

During this year, we achieved the following results of change:

  • Creating protective environments for both the children and their mothers.
  • Advancing the babies' integral development.
  • Promoting healthy eating habits.
Since 2011, the Infant Development Center has attended 1590 babies and no accidents have been reported.
Dec 4, 2019

Second report

Between July and September, the Employment and Entrepreneurship Office (EEO), which is the third and last phase of a two-year model that serves adolescent mothers and their children and is focused on the economic inclusion of these young mothers, achieved the following goals:

- Identified 271 job opportunities, managed 66 jobs, and established 54 corporate contacts.

- Contributed to the attainment of formal jobs through 30 psycho-technical tests, the drafting of 26 resumes, and the follow-up on 105 beneficiaries that are currently employed.

- Strengthened the skills of 308 young women through 7 courses and 8 workshops for professional enhancement.

- With students of the second phase, the EEO conducted 1 course for the prevention of sexual abuse in partnership with CIBER PROTECT; promoted a selection process for the kitchen and table attendant positions in the Naval Club; and performed a financial education training in partnership with Bancamía.

Dec 4, 2019

Second report

In July, 120 babies, children of Juanfe's adolescent mothers, were received at the Infant Development Center (IDC). 45 of them are 3 to 8 months of age, 45 are 8 to 12 months of age, and 30 are 12 to 24 months of age.

All of them participated in the positive upbringing pedagogical method, based on mutual respect, raising with love, and non-violence. During this quarter, there were activities for the babies’ adaptation process, especially oriented towards becoming familiar with their surroundings and their caregivers. We also promoted their development through early stimulation processes.

100% of the babies show progress in their adaptation process, recognize the caregivers and have become familiar with their surroundings.

The children were assessed using the Abbreviated Scale of Development, which measures their gross and fine motor skills, their audition and language abilities, and their personal and social development.

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