Children and Youth as Peace Builders
CINDE IS A PEACEBUILDING ORGANIZATION
CINDE PROMOTES HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
About Your Organization
Centro Internacional de Educación y Desarrollo Humano CINDE
Colombia, XX, Sabaneta
Country where this project is creating social impact
Colombia, XX, Medellín
Is your organization a
Non‐profit / NGO / Citizen sector organization
Your role in Education
Social Worker, Teacher.
The type of school(s) your solution is affiliated with
How long has your organization been operating?
More than 5 years
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Select the stage that best applies to your solution
Established (past the previous stages and has demonstrated success)
How long has your solution been in operation?
Operating for more than 5 years
The Need: What problem are you trying to solve?
The high rates of violence evidenced in multiple forms and varied scenarios: intergenerational, interfamilial, in educational institutions and the community. The violation of the children and youth’s human rights: physical and sexual abuse and discrimination, which leads to a recurrent violence. The lack of acknowledgement of children and youth as social actors, which generates frustration and violence. In addition to problems directly related to youth on aspects such as self-confidence, respect for others, cultural values, communication practices, and the approaches to understand and solve conflicts.
The Solution: What is your solution? Be specific!
- Change children and youth’s attitude, conceptions and political practices, basis of the peace building processes, through the development of human potential and empowerment of children’s and your the affective, communicative, ethical, conflict resolution and political potentials.
- Link children and youth’s networks to share significant experiences of change in peace building and political participation themes, which enables the promotion of a social and political movement for the generation of non violent thinking and direct actions
- Strengthen the leadership, pedagogic and methodological capacities of peace builder children and youth within the multiplication processes with peers of their educational institution.
The Model: Walk us through a specific example of how your solution makes a difference; include your primary activities
1. Intergenerational: The meetings with children, youth and teachers are carried out in the same pedagogic space, thus enabling the intergenerational communication, respect and acknowledgement to varied and plural ideas, ways to consider and act in the world. 2. Love and affection, it is a linking action among human beings which creates a proper environment to express agreement or disagreement to others, it enables understanding that conflict is inherent to life. 3. The ritual: The mystic of the ritual intensifies the human capacity to internalize and personify the workshops’ themes. 4. Acknowledge corporeality and leadership from the beginning. 5. Service Leadership skills. 6. The recreational and empathy factor. 7. The multiplying strategy is a very important component to provide the educational process with a context of reality.
The Marketplace: Who are your peers and competitors? Identify others also working to address the needs you are and what differentiates you from them. What challenges could these players pose to your success or growth?
RED PAPAZ, PRODEPAZ; CONSORNOC; SEPAS. CONSTRUCTORES DE PAZ (Peace builders) is a political initiative with and from children and youth. We believe conflict is an inherent to life and enables personal and collective growth, provided that, resolution never denies the dignity of other individuals. And this is what makes us different from other organizations which nonetheless provide children and youth with solutions. The success of the articulation with organizations working in Colombia generates a learning community on the communities’ best practices for acknowledgement and leverage of development process.
Now that you have thought out your entry, help us pitch it.
Define your company, program, service, or product in 1-2 short sentences [136 characters]
CINDE acknowledges children and youth as citizens with rights and responsible for change.
Identify what is innovative about your solution in 1-2 short sentences [136 characters]
CINDE impacts on children and youth’s attitudes, values and imagination
This Entry is about (Issues)
What has been the impact of your solution to date?
Between 1998 and 2002, CINDE implemented a political socialization strategy called “Niños y Niñas Constructores-as de Paz”(“Children and Youth as Peace builders”) in Colombia’s coffee-growing region; between 2002 and 2008 the political and citizenship education initiative was carried out in seven departments; in 2007 the project with School authorities from 15 educational institutions in the urban and rural areas of Cartagena was carried out; 2007 second semester, Puerto Tejada Council 8Cauca); between 2008 and 2010 in Lorica and Shagún (Cordoba) municipalities; between 2010 and 2011, In María la baja and El Carmen de Bolivar (Bolivar); and from 2010 the project is being implemented in Cocorná and Granada (Antioquia).
What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?
Disseminate the experience in Urabás sub region, the largest region in the Antioquia department with 11.664 square meters, within the national context, it is acknowledged for being part of a larger region, connected by geological, geographical, historical and social links. One of the main difficulties to consolidate Urabá’s development is the situation of violence and displacement. The population undergoing forced displacements due to violence registered in Uraba reaches 213.324 people, which is just a third part of displaced people in the department (29%) being mostly women, children and teenagers.
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
The Bacrim (emerging criminal groups) have a significant presence in Urabá. However, it is important to mention that this region is not one of the most violent regions in the department. The importance of mapping private and public organization working within the area will be an excellent strategy to generate a working group that articulates actions in the sub region and to recognize the public-private sectors, and in turn they recognize us as well as the aim of our initiative to be disseminated in the sub region, which enables a gradual access to the daily socialization of children, adolescents and youth in Urabá
Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact
Situational diagnosis of childhood, adolescence and youth in Urabá
Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your six-month milestone
Redesign the proposal with community actors and team based on the needs and capacities identified in the diagnosis.
Ex- Ante Evaluation “Scale of Equity attitudes & Active acceptance of the difference” & “Ethics, Democratic coexistence & societ
Description of processes to meet the objectives and consideration of all cost to enable a proper implementation.
Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone
500 children, adolescents and youth with leadership skills and sense of belonging as peace builders.
Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your 12-month milestone
Characterization of children, adolescents and youth, and identification of needs and artistic skills.
Positive impact on the motivation towards participant’s learning
Intermediate evaluation, tool which will enable adjusting the interventions and goals on the go
Founding Story: We want to hear about your "Aha!" moment. Share the story of where and when the founder(s) saw this solution's potential to change the world [125 words]
As from 1998 CINDE develops the “Children and Youth as Peace Builders” project to promote new social interaction modes in children and youth growing up in contexts of violence. The project’s aim is to build a peace culture and consequently contribute to achieve a Peace State through the transformation of social subjects in individuals linked to life, the promotion of peaceful coexistence, the effective enjoyment of human rights, gender equity, respect for diversity and multiculturalism, the access to sustainable development and protection of the environment; citizens participation in the spheres of power, human safety, among others.
Tell us about your partnerships
Departmental government: since one of its action lines is the Regional Integral Project aimed at Urabá’s development and through the Secretary of Social development and the Childhood and Adolescents Management, share some goals with our project: social inclusion.
Partnerships with organizations working in the Urabá area: Corbanacol with whom we have started working in 2010; and the organization Cooperación Internacional (International cooperation).
What type of team (staff, volunteers, etc.) will ensure that you achieve the growth milestones identified in the Social Impact section? [75 words]
In-training professionals from Universities, researchers, technical staff from the social, artistic, pedagogic, communications fields. Professional with expertise in advertising and marketing, IT professional, content manager and web developer. Professional responsible for monitoring and evaluating the project.
Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list
Virtual courses: Web pages content Developer
Initiative’s dissemination: Media plan: Campaign.
Methodological booklet: Lay out designer and illustrator.