Oct 23, 2019


Our project has focused on several Zenú indigenous communities and schools in the municipalities of San Andrés de Sotavento and Tuchín in the department of Córdoba, namely: Cruz Chiquita, Cruz de Guayabo, Gardenias-Patio Bonito and Calle largo. They are isolated communities of urban centers, where the population, in general, suffers from great deficiencies that affect their quality of life: lack of drinking water, sewage systems, health centers, places suitable for schools and schools. The levels of economic income in the homes are very low and the majority of the families subsist precariously from the exploitation of small plots and the elaboration of handicrafts, whose market is dominated by intermediaries from outside the region.

The process involves 90 girls and 70 boys for a total of 160 participants.





1. “Strengthen self-esteem, awareness of their dignity and their rights as persons in the children participating in the program by facilitating the appropriation of tools such as the media that allow them to express their vision of the world, their interests and how they can contribute to the construction of a culture of peace ”



(i) Children know, through a play of puppets, small socio-dramas and games, the rights of children, especially the right to say NO, when an adult tries to sexually abuse from them.

(iii) Children from the communities participating in the project carry out small radio programs on peace values and the need to defend and promote children's rights as part of human rights in general. On Calle Larga a radio school is created that begins to produce programs that will be broadcast by the San Andrés community radio station,


2.“Empower indigenous children in their communities, in their schools, in their families as rights builders, strengthening their critical sense of reality and active solidarity with the weakest”


(i) Children from different communities begin to be more participatory in schools; they speak more clearly of their rights, criticize the abuses they suffer from adults and gradually reduce violent incidents such as masonry, fighting, verbal abuse that arose among themselves

(ii) Boys and girls from communities  reject the forms of violence that are experienced in the region, including domestic violence; environmental pollution; the lousy locative conditions of schools and colleges; the absence of sports fields and sites for recreation.

Aug 12, 2019

Our work in 2019 with children and teens

Our work in 2019 with children and teens has brought great results here in CEPALC. In the indigenous Zenú area, more specifically in Cruz Chiquita, the group of children and teens is working with us on theater projects to eliminate any form of discrimination against people society considers "different." More than tolerance, we want to plant the value of acceptance in the hearts  of these new actors and actresses that are spreading the message of peace throughout their small village. 

 In Boyacá and in Bogotá we are venturing in to puppets in order to make learning more dynamic and fun for children. In  the small village of Mongua we are continuing our work with boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 12 and starting a strong campaign to prevent sexual abuse in children. We recently finished a video that uses theater to show children that they have rights and no one can force them to do something they are not comfortable with. Here is the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3cPJ4_-Hns 


El trabajo del 2019, con niños, niñas y jóvenes, ha traído grandes resultados para CEPALC. En la zona indígena Zenú en la que trabajamos, exactamente en Cruz Chiquita, la población de niños y jóvenes está haciendo con nosotros un trabajo de teatro para eliminar cualquier tipo de discriminación por las personas que consideramos “diferentes”. La aceptación y no la simple tolerancia es lo que queremos sembrar en el corazón de estos nuevos actores y actrices que en sus veredas multiplican el mensaje de la paz.

En Boyacá y en Bogotá estamos incursionando en los títeres, para hacer más dinámico y divertido el aprendizaje que tenemos con los niños y las niñas de esta población. La vereda de Mongua es el lugar en el que seguimos trabajando con niños niñas entre los 5 y los 12 años, con ellos iniciamos una fuerte campaña para evitar el abuso sexual infantil, hicimos un video en el que contamos a los niños y las niñas, por medio del teatro, que tienen derechos y nadie los puede obligar a hacer algo que no quieran. Acá el video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3cPJ4_-Hns  


May 13, 2019

CEPALC is continuing its work with children

CEPALC is continuing its work with children and youth in Boyacá and Bogotá. Themes of peace and values for living in community have been able to awaken creativity in these children. In the small town of Mongua located in the department of Boyacá, we are making a puppet show based on a story by Carlos Silva, "No Más Galletas Para Julieta" (No More Cookies for Julieta). From this story we would like to talk about the importance of the rights to health, education, and healthy food. We made puppets from recycled materials and will adapt the story to make a fable. 
In Bogotá, we had a workshop with girls from various ages titled: "Sembrando Mi Felicidad" (Planting My Happiness). In this workshop we talked about the importance of having a guilt-free life, we had important sessions about healing wounds. We also had a performance by the music group Género Son, a group made up of some of the women who were also participating in the workshop and represent CEPALC while singing about peace and human rights. There were more than 60 women ages 11 to 20 that were with us throughout the day. We hope to continue this work and repeat this workshop with other groups. 
CEPALC continúa su trabajo con niños, niñas y jóvenes de Boyacá y Bogotá. El tema de la paz y de los valores para la convivencia, han logrado despertar la creatividad de los niños y niñas. En la vereda Mongua, en el departamento de Boyacá, estamos haciendo una obra de títeres basados en el cuento de Carlos Silva, "No más galletas para Julieta" y desde esta historia queremos hablar sobre la importancia del derecho a la salud, a la educación y a una alimentación sana. Los títeres los hicimos con materiales reciclados y es en forma de fábula que haremos la adaptación. 
Por otra parte, en Bogotá, logramos realizar un taller con niñas de diferentes edades llamado: Sembrando mi felicidad. En este taller hablamos sobre la importancia de tener una vida libre de culpas, tuvimos experiencias importantes en el taller cuando se habló sobre sanar heridas, en el mismo taller tuvimos una presentación musical del grupo Género son; que es conformado por algunas mujeres que también hicieron parte del taller y que representan a CEPALC donde van a cantar por los derechos y la paz. Fueron más de 60 mujeres entre los 11 y los 20 años las que pudieron acompañarnos en esta jornada que esperamos se pueda repetir.


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