Contribute to build a peace culture in Colombia

by Mi Sangre Foundation
Classroom activities
Classroom activities

During this period PAZalobien has reached children in 27 public schools in the city, Bello, and 1 in Medellin.

2,816 children in these public schools have now been living the PAZalobien methodology in their classrooms. Through Pazalobien they have strengthened life skills such as resolution of conflict, empathy and decisión-making and creative and  critical thought to name a few.

In order to reach these children, 130 teachers have participated in Mi Sangre’s train-the-trainer program, to convert their classrooms in democratic spaces where citizenship can be developed in children. After receiving this training followed by individual, group and virtual coaching, 104 of those same teachers are now implementing PAZalobien of their own initiative in their classrooms.

Mi Sangre is also opening spaces for children to participate at the community and family levels by leading workshops with 103 adults around the right of participation of children and young people.

Through this strategy, and using art and play as pedagogical tools, we are giving children skills so that they become key players in Colombia’s peace-building process and can prevent risks to themselves and their communities. 

Painting mandalas
Painting mandalas
Classroom
Classroom

During this period the Mi Sangre Foundation worked with children, teachers and their families in the development of life skills and citizenship, with the aim of building peace communities. The Foundation worked with over 30 public schools, over 2,000 children, over 100 parents, over 12 youth leaders, and over 30 teachers.

Through this process the Mi Sangre team carried out activities and processes to build safe environments for children in vulnerable communities with the aim of creating the conditions for safe spaces that allow children and adolescents to live their rights as citizens and experience a deep participation in the building of peaceful societies.

In order to do this we carried out 4 lines of action:

  • A transfer of the methodology, Pazalobien, which aims, through art and play, to train teachers and students on life skills
  • Accompanying teachers in their classrooms as they implement the Pazalobien methodology.
  • Working with families through the Pazalobien methodology
  • A methodological transfer of Pazalobien to children and youth leaders.

These lines of action were achieved through workshops with an emphasis on team work, coexistence and citizenship, life skills such as empathy, peaceful resolution of conflict, self-understanding, decision making, creative and critical thinking. Workshops with parents were also held to raise awareness around good child-raising practices.

Using tools such as graffiti, puppets, games and artistic activities the community was empowered to care not just for themselves and their families, but for the world that surrounds them. 

We are constructing peace in Urabá!

From February of the present year, more than 400 young people of this region are formed as Leaders of Cambio, thanks to the project " Young people Urabá, a sea of opportunities " that realizes the Foundation Mi Sangre in cocreation with the Government of Antioquia to give it continuity to the process that one was coming realizing in the Department of generating protective environments for children, girls, teenagers and young people, framed in the strategy                     "Anticipating is Better".

This initiative looks that the young people develop skills of leadership and undertaking socially, in order that empoderen of them role like agents of change in the communities of their region.

"Young people from Urabá, a sea of opportunities" they are developing with the component " Líderes de Cambio" of the methodology Pazalobien, formulated by Mi Sangre, who takes as pillars the innovation, the creativity and the participation; looking that the participants go deeply into different social fields and recognize the collaborative work as a significant element to the moment to create.

Across this formative process there invites to the young persons of Apartadó, Traps, Carepa, Chigorodó, Mutatá, Necoclí, San Juan of Urabá, San Pedro of Urabá and Turbocharger, all municipalities of Antioquia, to reconsidering the environment and generating ideas, actions, processes and projects of change that generate social impact in their community.

 

¡Estamos construyendo paz en Urabá!

Desde febrero del presente año, más de 400 jóvenes de esta región se están formando como Líderes de Cambio, gracias al proyecto “Jóvenes Urabá, un mar de oportunidades” que está realizando la Fundación Mi Sangre en cocreación con la Gobernación de Antioquia para darle continuidad al proceso que se venía realizando en el Departamento de generar entornos protectores para niños, niñas, adolescentes y jóvenes, enmarcado en la estrategia “Prevenir es Mejor”.

Esta iniciativa busca que los jóvenes desarrollen habilidades de liderazgo y emprendimiento social, para que se empoderen de su rol como agentes de cambio en las comunidades de su región.

“Jóvenes Urabá, un mar de oportunidades” se está desarrollando con el componente “Líderes de Cambio” de la metodologíaPazalobien, formulada por Mi Sangre, el cual tiene como pilares la innovación , la creatividad y la participación; buscando que los participantes ahonden en diferentes campos sociales y reconozcan el trabajo colaborativo como un elemento significativo al momento crear.

A través de este proceso formativo se invita a los jóvenes de Apartadó, Arboletes, Carepa, Chigorodó, Mutatá, Necoclí, San Juan de Urabá, San Pedro de Urabá y Turbo, todos municipios de Antioquia, a repensar el entorno y generar ideas, acciones, procesos y proyectos de cambio que generen impacto social en su comunidad.

Mi sangre realized the experimental Laboratory of co-creation of infantile games that promote the construction of peace. The second week of December, the Foundation invited 26 young people from Medellin to take part of three days of collaborative work, investigation, design and inspiration.

Under the methodology Pazalobien of Mi Sangre, which seeks to promote the development of the creativity, the participation and the perspective of rights in children, girls, teenagers and young people allowing them to be recognized as subjects of rights, builders of peace and civil in training, the participants worked the self-knowledge, the empathy, the interpersonal relations, troubleshooting, and the critical and creative thought.

From the investigation and the trial - error the young people in team created 4 games: Uniquémonos, El diablo en la botella, Catch the boom, y Crazy rope, did prototypes and tested them with his companions. The executive director of Mi Sangre, took part of the activity while she discovered, experimented and played with each of the activities of the groups.

" I was surprised to discover that across the game we can develop skills for the life that they train as builders of peace children and girls. It was a very pretty experience that I am going to share with my pupils and companions of the school at which I am employed ".

Teacher of la I.E. Fe y Alegría - Enciso and participant of the Laboratory.

 

 

Mi Sangre realizó el Laboratorio experimental de co-creación de juegos infantiles que fomentan la construcción de paz. La segunda semana de diciembre, la Fundación invitó a 26 jóvenes de Medellín a participar de tres días de trabajo colaborativo, investigación, diseño e inspiración.

Bajo la metodología Pazalobien de Mi Sangre, la cual busca fomentar el desarrollo de la creatividad, la participación y la perspectiva de derechos en niños, niñas, adolescentes y jóvenes permitiéndoles reconocerse como sujetos de derechos, constructores de paz y ciudadanos en formación, los participantes trabajaron el autoconocimiento, la empatía, las relaciones interpersonales, la solución de problemas, y el pensamiento crítico y creativo.

A partir de la investigación y el ensayo – error, los jóvenes en equipo crearon 4 juegos: Uniquémonos, El diablo en la botella, Catch the boom, y Crazy rope, hicieron prototipos y los pusieron a prueba con sus compañeros. La directora ejecutiva de Mi Sangre, participó de la actividad mientras descubrió, experimentó y jugó con cada una de las propuestas de los grupos.

“Me sorprendió descubrir que a través del juego podemos desarrollar habilidades para la vida que formen como constructores de paz a niños y niñas. Fue una experiencia muy linda que voy a compartir con mis alumnos y compañeras de la escuela en la que trabajo”.

Docente de la I.E. Fe y Alegría – Enciso y participante del Laboratorio.

The Mi Sangre Foundation accompanies the "Loco de Amor " tour made by the founder Juan Esteban Aristizabal (Juanes) in the cities of Monteria, Pasto, Pereira, Valledupar and Ibagué, adding the social component one day before the concert, through two moments: a meeting with 60 young people from youth groups related to art and social leadership, and an ensemble of musicians regions have a folk touch.

The first meeting to be held in the morning, is intended that young attendees being selected by local governments, have an experiential approach to the role of art and culture in social transformation. These workshops are based on the methodology Pazalobien proposed the Education for Peace of Mi Sangre, seek to encourage the development of creativity, participation, affection and rights perspective, allowing them to be recognized as peacemakers and citizens.

The meeting ends with the panel " Los Jóvenes Locos de amor por el arte y la paz " in which the Colombian singer Juanes, a member of the group Son Bata, a young participant of the projects of Mi Sangre and Catalina Cock, director of the Foundation, with these leaders share their experience and vision about the role they are taking on young people as drivers of change in their communities through cultural tools.

Place for Music and folklore

The second moment of this proposal includes an ensemble of young musicians between regions, Juanes and his band members, interact with them and made the adjustment to the track, Odio por Amor, from a folkloric rhythm of the area.

The idea of Mi Sangre to participate in the tour of its founder is with the purpose of motivating young Colombians to become "Leaders of Change": develop skills of innovation, creativity, participation and social entrepreneurship, as tools that will allow to generate change actions and positive impact in their communities.

For 8 years Mi Sangre has co-created in 34 municipalities protective environments for more than 68,000 children and young people to discover and exercise their powers as peacemakers.

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Mi Sangre Foundation

Location: Medellin, Antioquia - Colombia
Website: http:/​/​www.fundacionmisangre.org
Mi Sangre Foundation
Project Leader:
Cindy Garcia
Medellin, Colombia
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