Last week, 34 mothers assisted by Saúde Criança graduated in a cosy party at Saúde Criança headquarter.They finished their courses in the beauty area and cooking area.
Saúde Criança donated for each one, a packet of tools to begin to work.
December was also very important because effectively marking our expansion beyond Brazil’s borders, the Associação Saúde Criança inaugurated its first franchise abroad, Saúde Criança Colombia. The opening ceremony will take place at Javeriana Pontificial University in Bogotá, Colombia.
Vera Cordeiro, founder and CEO of Saúde Criança and Ashoka social entrepreneur, will preside over the event with a lecture on the history of the social franchise. During the event there will be an exhibit with paintings done by Colombian artists, and drawings done by the children treated at San Ignacio Hospital, a partner institution with SC Colombia.
The inauguration will be attended by Dr María Lucía, Director of Ashoka Colombia; Martha Naranjo, founder and executive director of Saúde Criança Colombia; Jorge Adrian Naranjo, Chairman of the board and founder of SC Colombia, Vicky Colbert, advisor to Child Heath Colombia and founder of the Escuela Nueva Foundation; and Dr. Julio César Castellanos, Director o San Ignacio university Hospital.
Saúde Criança Colombia will begin to assist its first five families in January of 2013. At the end of next year, Saúde Criança Colombia aims to raise the number of families helped by the innovative methodology of the Saúde Criança Franchise to forty.