Advancing integral development of 240 poor babies

by Fundacion Juan Felipe Gomez Escobar
Advancing integral development of 240 poor babies
Advancing integral development of 240 poor babies
Advancing integral development of 240 poor babies
Advancing integral development of 240 poor babies
Advancing integral development of 240 poor babies
Advancing integral development of 240 poor babies
Advancing integral development of 240 poor babies
Advancing integral development of 240 poor babies
Advancing integral development of 240 poor babies
Advancing integral development of 240 poor babies
Advancing integral development of 240 poor babies
Advancing integral development of 240 poor babies

In addition to the situations of extreme poverty, exclusion, biological, human and social vulnerability experienced by our adolescent mothers, we identify others such as:

  • Increased suicidal ideation
  • Domestic violence
  • Depression
  • Food insecurity

By not having a “safe territory” to attend to every day, a feeling of abandonment and hopelessness has been unleashed. In the Foundation they not only find the fundamental psychosocial care to create sustainable life projects, quality technical education, education in values, citizen awareness, the importance of the maternal role, the affective bond between mother and child, among other educational opportunities and job inclusion but also they find love, respect, and a safe place where they can develop their full human potential.

POSITIVE PARENTING MODULE

Due to the pandemic, the beneficiaries and their children are exposed to multiple challenges, including the greatest violation of rights such as abuse, mistreatment, violence, exclusion, etc. and the implementation of the Positive Parenting module is necessary, generating healthy environments in their families, based on training in prevention, intervention and coping alternatives with adolescent mothers, that the strengthening of the mother-child affective bond and the empowerment of the role maternal

During the months of June to September we have achieved:

  • The positive parenting module has been taught to 195 adolescent mothers and it has been carried out under the theoreticalpractical virtual modality, that is, in virtual learning environments immersed in technology, to achieve an adequate combination between conceptual and practical aspects. practical workshops.
  • Through synchronous and asynchronous encounters, accompaniment and support spaces were created for adolescent mothers, turning the process into a meaningful experience. During this four-month period, a total of 84 meetings were held.
  • 195 adolescent mothers have strengthened their skills in developing healthy emotions, confidence, security, assertiveness, and selfesteem between mother and child.
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In Colombia, we have experienced 3 waves of infections that have exhausted health personnel, and even the most robust and specialized medical machinery has broken down. For this reason, during this period the doors of the Child Development Center (IDC) remain closed.

However, we have continued to teach the positive parenting module to 226 adolescent mothers, strengthening the bond with their children and creating healthy environments.

Currently, our adolescent mothers are exposed to multiple challenges, among them the lack of support and misinformation in their role as mothers, for this reason through the positive parenting module we implement themes focused on the affective bond, breastfeeding, and support in the parenting of their children.

The relevance of teaching a module focused on Positive Parenting is due to the fact that it consists of educating children, fostering the skills, abilities, and attitudes necessary for life, always from mutual respect and unconditional affection towards them, and consists of teaching them to do the right thing to do using positivity and patience, instead of implanting fear, excessive punishments or permissiveness, strengthening the maternal bond and fostering a good relationship between mother and children, based on mutual respect and non-violence.

Among the competencies developed in adolescent mothers are skilled to develop healthy emotions, confidence, security, assertiveness, and self-esteem.

During this period, the positive parenting module has been taught to 226 adolescent mothers and it has been carried out under the theoretical-practical virtual modality, that is, in virtual learning environments immersed in technology, to achieve an adequate combination between the conceptual aspects and practical workshops.

Through synchronous and asynchronous encounters, spaces for meeting, accompaniment, and support were created for adolescent mothers, turning the process into a meaningful experience.

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The health emergency generated by the COVID-19 outbreak led the Juanfe Foundation to close the doors of the Child Development Center (IDC) and rethink strategies to continue delivering comprehensive development to early childhood.

During mandatory isolation, we focused on improving the educational process of young mothers and their children through the implementation of a positive parenting module.

This module has been implemented through virtual encounters, generating support and tools so that they attend to their role as mothers in an appropriate way that promotes the well-being of the present and future of their children.

In the last quarter of 2020, Fundación Juanfe set out to strengthen psychosocial support and empower 362 young mothers through guidance on issues related to:

• Integral development
• Strengthening the affective bond between the mother and her baby.
• Guidelines for positive parenting
• Children's rights
• Talk about the maternal role.
• The regulatory framework for early childhood.

The Foundation continues to work remotely and will evaluate the possibility of implementing a mixed strategy for this first half of 2021.

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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
  • Child abuse
  • 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.

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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:

  • Sensory stimulation
  • Psychomotor stimulation
  • Cognitive stimulation
  • Language stimulation

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. 

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Fundacion Juan Felipe Gomez Escobar

Location: Cartagena, Bolívar - Colombia
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Twitter: @FundacionJuanfe
Project Leader:
Alejandra Izquierdo
Cartagena, Bolivar Colombia
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