CEMINA (Com., Edu. and Info. and Adaptation)

CEMINA ( Communication, Education, Information and Adaptation) is a not- for- profit organization founded in 1990 to empower women and communities through the use of the radio. Over the years CEMINA has created 400 women's radio programs and has been awarded with various prizes. The radio model, created by CEMINA, is considered a social technology and has been disseminated not only in Brazil but in other countries as well. Since 2007, CEMINA has shifted its focus from radio to the capacity building for social start ups and education for adaptation to climate change. One of its main projects is Adapta Sertao ( www.adaptasertao.net) which aim is to develop a social technology that benefi...
Mar 18, 2016

Memorial Tree Planting

Dalberto
Dalberto's family

SINAL continues to restore and protect the Atlantic Forest through both our Assisted Natural Regeneration experiment and our group planting days. As we wrote about in our last report, we are experimenting with an innovative, low-cost method for forest restoration. Our experiment continues as we monitor the growth of all our trees and begin to see what works best for reforestation. With the generous support of our donors, we are able to continue to care for our greenhouse and each week we collect and plant native Atlantic Forest trees. Also, by working with local herbal experts, we are augmenting our medicinal plant demonstrative garden. Part of our mission at SINAL is to conserve the local knowledge of medicinal plants that is being lost on the younger generations. 

We continue to do group planting days where we plant trees in honor of an event or person. After the sudden death of an environmental leader, Dalberto Adulis, SINAL hosted a memorial tree planting service for him with his family and friends. It was a beautiful day of remembering his life and positive impact he had on so many people. The day was especially meaningful for his children, who were incredibly touched by the experience and could not believe that they helped plant 100 trees. We hope to continue reforestating our land through memorial tree plantings such as this, as a way to honor the lives of the deceased through restoration of a threatened ecosystem. 
Mar 10, 2016

Launch of the illustrated story book of the Adventure!

Putting up the posters
Putting up the posters

This month we celebrated the launch of the Illustrated Story Book of the Aventura dos Sabores. With our partners from Novos Urbanos, we designed a illustrated story book of the step by step actions that we took to make the adventure happen. Each page shows a different part of the journey: mapping the adventure, planning and co-creating with the teachers, guiding the students through the missions of tasting and re-connection, planting in the garden, making their own creative and natural foods, and celebrating their experience. The illustrated book was turned into a series of posters that we put up on the walls at the school so that the students can remember their experience, the teachers can refer to the story, and outsiders wanting to replicate the adventure have a reference for how we were able to succeed. On the day of the launch, the students of of the original Adventure class came to inaugurate the posters, as well as members of Novos Urbanos and American author and creator of the Local Food Challenge, Vicki Robin. We hope that the Illustrated Story Book will help to provide continuity for the Adventure, so that we - and other organizations - can replicate the food-filled adventure in other schools and communities. (To see the illustrated story book, check it out here! https://issuu.com/claudiapires7/docs/aventura_dos_sabores_cartilha_/1 ) 

In other news, the SINAL team continues to improve the SINAL das Criancas living laboratory space. This month, we added a greenhouse where the seedlings for the garden will grow. When students come to SINAL, they will be able to learn how greenhouses protect the young plants before we transplant them in the garden. In our medicinal plant area, we are continuing to add new native plants that the children can learn about. Our local workers from the small town of Santo Antonio in which we are located are experts in the plants that grow around here and help us to choose the plants. We strive to preserve the cultural knowledge of medicinal plants and help connect the experience of the older generation with the younger ones. 

The director talking with students
The director talking with students
The whole class!
The whole class!

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Jan 11, 2016

Fwd: REPORT FOR PREVENTING

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Title of the report: Happy Ending for 2015 at Julio Otoni
The spirit of a community can be present at certain favelas in Rio.  At Julio Otoni this has been one of the goals over the years of the Julio Otoni Community Center which many donors have supported through Global Giving.  The focus of the project are the 50 children which  we engage  in our after school programs but often we also create opportunities to benefit many more children and members of the community.
On December 18th we organized a Christmas party for the whole  Julio Otoni Favela. Children which attended the permanent programs at Julio Otoni helped creating the activities for the event.  There were games, food, gifts offered to the other members of the community. Indeed a healthy and auspicious atmosphere in the spirit of the culture our center  wants to propagate in every member of the community: be responsible for its own change.





































































































Thais CorrCoordenadora REDEH - CEMINA
Rua Alvaro Alvim, 21/16 andarcr
Rio de Janeiro - 20031-010
Brasil
cel: +5521-81112108
voip: +5521-34353383
skype: thaiscorral


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Thais Corral
Coordenadora REDEH - CEMINA
Rua Alvaro Alvim, 21/16 andar
Rio de Janeiro - 20031-010
Brasil
cel: +5521-81112108
voip: +5521-35218608
skype: thaiscorral


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Thais Corral
Coordenadora REDEH - CEMINA
Rua Alvaro Alvim, 21/16 andar
Rio de Janeiro - 20031-010
Brasil
cel: +5521-81112108
voip: +5521-35218608
skype: thaiscorral
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