June 2020 Activity Newsletter

June 2020 Activity Newsletter

An overview of our activities in June

LAUNCH OF “I LEARN AT HOME WITH UNICEF”

An important series of educational materials prepared jointly with Unicef Paraguay, the Ministry of Education and Science and the Ministry of Childhood and Adolescence , was launched at the beginning of this month.

Designed with an inclusive approach and adapted to the development of materials with elements found in homes, the series consists of flyers, video stories, tutorials and recommendations; all aimed at working capacities of children from 0 to 6 years, promoting their interest in reading.

The idea responds to the need to support timely stimulation and provide resources to facilitate the continuity of learning from homes, mitigating the consequences of isolation due to the health emergency. The initiative reaches the public through social networks, online platforms, as well as Whatsapp and other media; seeking the widest possible reach among teachers, families and caregivers.

They are available in the following link: https://www.unicef.org/paraguay/aprendo-en-casa

CHRISTIAN CHILDREN’S FUND OF CANADA IS NOW CHILDREN BELIEVE

After 60 years of work in the world, and 25 in Paraguay, the Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) celebrated its anniversary revamping its image and becoming Children Believe.

As a counterpart, Fundación Alda echoes the new institutional image, with the same commitment, adapting to the new communicational style and getting ready to continue working together for and with children.

CONTRIBUTIONS FROM BBVA VOLUNTEERS REACH COMMUNITY IN LIMPIO

Thanks to the partnership with Tenonde Volunteer Program , made up by Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria Paraguay and its committed staff, families of Colonia Juan de Salazar in the city of Limpio received food and hygiene kits.

In the midst of the difficult situation because of the lack of employment, the most vulnerable communities are the most affected. In this sense, and in the context of the health emergency by COVID19, families of the sponsored children from the district of Limpio received a donation of kits with basic food supplies and cleaning and personal care products, thanks to the solidarity contribution of corporate volunteers who have been supporting programs by Fundación Alda in the mentioned district.

VIRTUAL MEETINGS WITH PRINCIPALS OF ALDA SCHOOLS

With the aim to raise awareness of the new challenges taken from Fundación Alda towards working on the territory in the context of the pandemic and in order to continue fulfilling its mission, a space for dialogue with school leaders was created.

This opportunity was favorable to share proposals and working methodologies with the educational community and to open a space of mutual listening, where the needs and difficulties of the process were expressed, as well as the different strategies implemented to overcome them.

Principals of schools, representatives of educational and pedagogical supervisions in the areas of intervention, as well as members of the board and staff of Fundación Alda participated in these meetings.

MORE BOYS AND GIRLS BECOME RIGHTS MONITORS

As an urgent and necessary initiative in the field of prevention of violence against girls and women, materials were developed for working with children of the Network of Schools from the Limpio Sur Program.

These materials were created in printed graphic format with the aim at making the cell phone application and the “Opa la violencia” (Put an end to violence) website public. Both tools were developed by Fundación Alda in order to understand violence, to learn about the types as well as instances to report it and request help in case of violence against girls and women.

In this regard, photocopiable materials were prepared on the promotion of rights, prevention and monitoring in cases of violation.

The materials were incorporated into the homework and delivered along with the school snack in order to guarantee its delivery to each student.

INTER-INSTITUTIONAL EFFORT FOR WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOR

The day commemorated on the 12th of June of each year was made visible from Fundación Alda‘s social networks with an awareness raising video, which invites us to reflect and make others aware of the lives of boys and girls who are forced to work for a living.

As part of the campaign “We are all responsible” , phrases such as “If we are going to build, let it be the path of our dreams” were coined in this video.

It was an initiative of the Ministry of Childhood and Adolescence and Fundación Alda with the support of Children Believe.

LIMPIO SUR PROGRAM DELIVERS MORE FOOD AND HYGIENE KITS TO FAMILIES FROM LIMPIO

Children sponsored by the Limpio Sur Program and their families, once again received a batch of hygiene and food products, as a way of accompanying them in the hard task of facing the current economic and social situation triggered by the COVID19 pandemic.

The delivery of these kits was made possible thanks to the support of Children Believe, the new brand developed within the framework of the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) which has been working for and with children around the world.

STORIES THAT INSPIRE OUT YOUNG PEOPLE

A virtual meeting was held between young people from the Joven Adelante Project and Dr. Belén Ramírez, a humanitarian doctor. It was the first one of the planned sessions within the “Stories that inspire” series.

This space is intended to foster life skills, promoting inspiring and motivational dialogues with qualified professionals, who can share their personal and professional life experiences with our young people in a direct way.

Dr. Ramírez, member of the organization “Doctors Without Borders”, talked about details of her professional life, her perspective around the pandemic and provided recommendations to the young people in order to face the situation with a positive and proactive attitude.

We are members of:

Federació Catalana d'ong per al desenvolupament
Asociación Española de Fundaciones
Innovemos
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CDIA
Frente por la niñez
Observatorio
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