In our Soledad location we use Love & Friendship to boost affective relationships in our children and to honour the value of friendship through a series of different recreational activities, contests and a fun menu to share.
In our Barranquilla location we have achieved a link with the Learning Service (SENA), aiming to dictate the Hygiene & Food Handling in-person course within the installations of our foundation. This course is aimed to reach the community of the Lipaya neighbourhood (Barrio Lipaya), it is actually a very relevant topic for the neighbourhood needs, due to the fact that many mothers have food businesses or work in the food industry. Being trained and certified will increase their chances of getting a job, improve their income and enrich their knowledge.
This Saturday we celebrated Love & Friendship Day in our Barranquilla location with our beneficiaries, through a series of activities like fun dynamics, dancing contests and a magic show. Boys, girls and teens enjoyed this very special day. These activities are important for the development of fraternity, harmony, developing social skills, fostering a healthy coexistence, recreation and the creation of bonds of love.
This week in our Soledad location we worked on the habit of punctuality, teaching our kids some strategies that they can use in their daily life to get on time to different places, some the strategies we worked on were: the use of the clock, organizing a routine with the to-do activities and relate it to the times established for the activities of our dining room.
This Thursday we carried out visits to the entrepreneurs of our community of Barrio Lipaya, who participated previously in the activities of our Productive Units project. In this manner, a follow-up is carried out in order to know the conditions of the enterprises, the organizational, technological and occupational characteristics of the business units and the impact of the project on the businesses of the entrepreneurs.
All year long the Higher Education program has been performing a series of diverse activities focused on reinforcing life projects upon vocational guidance, with the goal that our beneficiaries can finish their secondary education and enter higher education, and thus improve their quality of life.
This time we were present at the “Proyéctate” 2022 fair, the most important academic orientation event in the Colombian Caribbean, during the tour the teens took a virtual vocational orientation test, participated in the experiential zones, attended a motivational talk, received information about the options of scholarships and financing from different universities and training centers in the city.
This Saturday in our Barranquilla location, the girls and boys of the Teenage Group participated in an activity that promotes a healthy lifestyle, in which they performed a series of different exercises that included; stretching, strength, resistance and coordination, in addition to a dance therapy session (rumbaterapia). These activities are relevant because they promote social and emotional learning for the creation of healthy lifestyles.
This week in our Soledad location, our nutritional activity had a different focus; we reinforced mathematical competences through fruits and vegetables, with the goal that our beneficiaries familiarize with these foods and at the same time they can strengthen their counting and categorization abilities with elements from everyday life.
This saturday a member of the civil defense volunteered and carried out a special training for our Teenage Group in our Lipaya location (Barranquilla). The training consisted in the learning of first aid, disaster risk management and social action. These activities are relevant for young people to learn and be motivated to contribute to the safety, well-being and quality of life of the population and their own community
The Mi Ciudad con Vida Foundation at the Barranquilla location has been offering much-needed support to the children and families with significant economic and health difficulties as part of the Psychosocial program. Through the delivery of groceries we contribute to Food & Health and in this way hope to decrease malnutrition within the community.