Este primero de octubre inicia la emisión de la serie radial ‘Mi hogar es mi escuela’ una nueva propuesta educativa radial para que la niñez y juventud de Colombia complementen su aprendizaje en casa.
El producto radiofónico será emitido durante dos meses en 20 emisoras de alcance regional y nacional, asimismo el programa podrá escucharse, durante el mes de octubre, en 17 emisoras comunitarias como parte de la celebración del mes de la niñez.
Children participating in Peace Managers do activities that promote the development of a culture of peace among young people and adolescents, strengthening their abilities and supporting them as leaders in their community.
A total of 30,355 children (12,981 registered and 17,374 not registered) have been impacted by World Vision in Colombia. Children between 0 and 17 have experienced the impact of public policies and development plans. 3,606 people participated in workshops to prevent violence in parenting, 18,031 people were mobilized for actions to protect children and prevent violence, and 6,852 people are committed to promoting the cause of World Vision for the protection of children. Colombians benefited from World Vision’s involvement through access to health campaigns, education, child protection, and child participation.
World Vision in Santander, Colombia started a program, Bucaritos siempre Adelante, in Bucaramanga which has impacted the community significantly. In Bucaramanga, 2500 children are registered and 100 food packages were delivered to children and adolescents. Through the dedication of staff and volunteers, World Vision is impactful in various sectors, such as education, health, and child protection. Darina, a Peace Manager in the community, shares that «This [Peace Managers] movement is created to foster leadership and create a culture of peace protecting the rights of children.” Venezuelan migrant Sofia, 5, and her brothers head home happy after an afternoon at the World Vision Child-Friendly-Space in their El Talento neighborhood in Cucuta, Colombia.
World Vision partnered with Centro Cristiano church to put a Child-Friendly Space on church property in the largely Venezuelan migrant community. World Vision staff lead activities in the CFS tent several days a week for children from adjacent barrios. On Saturdays, the church leads enrichment activities for children, including music, dance, and reading. There is free, 24-hour wi-fi at the CFS.
(Some of the kids are his, some hers; don’t know who’s who. Each parent has another child in Venezuela)
Elias Pacheco, 26 – dad
Mariangel Blanco, 26 – mom
Susej Pacheco, 1 – baby
Sofia Lopez, 5, girl – (red shirt, beautiful curly hair)
Wilker Pacheco, 8, boy (green)
Josvier Lopez, 7, boy (red)
Mom – “We came here last year, September-October.
“We left Venezuela because of hunger. My baby and I were both malnourished, and I was trying to breastfeed.”
“We crossed the bridge [from Venezuela] with a temporary pass. For the first few days we slept on the street near the bridge. Then we connected with some friends who live here [in El Talento] and we came here.
”We stayed with them for two weeks. That was too long; it was a strain on all of us. But they helped us find this place. We are grateful that the owner has let us stay here and take care of it for them.”
“The situation for us is very hard here, but we are getting by. It’s still better than in Venezuela.”
Dad – “I don’t have the right permits to work, but I can sometimes pick up day labor jobs around here. I’d like to get the documents to work legally, so that we can have a steady income. I can do construction work.”
The children were in school in Venezuela, but they are not in school now.
“The Child-Friendly Space is the best thing in my children’s lives. I send them there
El programa consta de 20 episodios radiales que tratarán temas sobre crianza con ternura, prevención a la xenofobia, salud emocional, motivación escolar y promoción de la higiene. Además, la serie contará con traducción en lengua wayuunaiki.
Esta iniciativa se realiza en el marco del proyecto de acceso a la educación de calidad financiado por Education Cannot Wait (ECW) y que es implementado por World Vision, Consejo Noruego para Refugiados (NRC, siglas en inglés), Save the Children y Fundación Plan Internacional.