Visit of the Portuguese ambassador in Colombia to Benposta with the best company: the musical arts group.
28 Sep 2022
✨🇵🇹🇨🇴✨✨🇵🇹🇨🇴✨Two months ago we received the pleasant visit of Catarina Arruda, Ambassador of Portugal in Colombia, who toured the facilities of our headquarters, visited the different art spaces, enjoyed a presentation of the music group and finally had a chat with the Benposteños.
We appreciate the interest and support they have given us, here you will always have open doors.
#Portugal #Colombia #Family #Benposta #Support
Commemoration of the Internation Youth Day in Fortul, Arauca
28 Sep 2022
A few days ago, the commemoration of the International Youth Day was held in the Caranal center of Fortul - Arauca. On this day different children and adolescents of the territory participated in the creation of messages and images referring to this important date, in order to reflect and understand the importance of the protection of youth and the demand for guarantees for the development of their lives.
These spaces are possible thanks to the project Protective Environments: "Guarantees and Opportunities for the Dignity of Life of Children and Adolescents in Catatumbo" funded by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.
#Children'sEducation #EducationIntegral #Children'sRights #HumanRights #ChildrenandAdolescents #ddhh #Benposta #Colombia #LatinAmerica #DignifiedLife #Future #Arauca #Youth.
Stay tuned with Eureka - Children and Young people on waht they understand about Peacebuilding
28 Sep 2022
✨🎥🎤✨ The voices of children and young people must be heard, that is why we were so pleased to receive the visit of the Eureka tu canal team from Canal Capital who were collecting the opinions of children and adolescents on what they understand by peacebuilding.
Very soon the Benposteños will be in one of their programs so stay tuned.
#Television #Journalism #Voices #Opinions #Youth #Peace #Truth #Truth #Reconciliation
University of Leeds and Benposta on the Peace Journalism and Audiovisual Production Diploma for Children and Young People
28 Sep 2022
The Peace Journalism and Audiovisual Production Diploma financed by the Arts and Humanities Reserch Council of the United Kingdom, in alliance with the Universidad del Rosario and the University of Leeds in England began with a group of young people from Buenaventura, Saravena and Tierralta who are also receiving journalistic education by and for the youth. We thank the entire team behind this project for giving their lives for a more comprehensive education for the youth of Colombia. You can know all their work on Instagram as @mihistoriaco and on their website https://mihistoria.co/.
We invite you to follow them on their social networks and learn more about this educational space.
#Benposta #UniversidadRosario #Journalism #Education #Peace
Music and Dancing upon the stage at the ECCI Universtiy Theater.
28 Sep 2022
Last Friday we participated in the School Festival of the Arts with three representative exhibitions of Benposta. Dance, music and painting were the artistic expressions that highlighted the great work of the Benposteños. Here we share with you some of the photos of this beautiful day.
We celebrated the visit of the German Ambassador to Colombia to our headquarters.
18 Mar 2021
Yesterday we received at our headquarters the pleasant visit of Mr. Peter Ptassek, Ambassador of Germany in Colombia and Ms. Andrea Richards, Head of Press, Cultural and Scientific Cooperation of the Embassy. Accompanied by the Mayor and a delegate of his Board of Governors, they made a short tour of our headquarters in Bogota, where in addition to appreciating the various activities in which children, adolescents and youth (NNAJ) participate, they had the opportunity to meet and share with a group of them from different regions of the country. This visit is part of the project "NETWORK OF PROTECTIVE ENVIRONMENTS: Guarantees and opportunities to dignify the life projects of children and adolescents affected by the armed conflict in Colombia" that Benposta is carrying out at its headquarters in Bogota and in Buenaventura with the support of the German Cooperation. During the exchange with the group of Benposta citizens, the Ambassador listened to the comments and some testimonies that reflect the harshness of the war and its impact on their lives, expressing their desire to return someday to their regions of origin. Once again we express our gratitude for the support that we received from Germany several years ago, highlighting KinderMissionsWerk, Terre des Hommes-Germany, Freundeskreis Benposta, Misereor and directly from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Embassy. The presence of the Ambassador and his relationship with the NNAJ dignifies their life projects.
German Embassy in Bogota #ChildrenNotSoldiers #DefendLife #ProtectiveEnvironmentsNetwork #ChildrenNotSoldiers #NoMoreViolence #Buenaventuraresiste #Music
In Benposta art and culture dignify the life of Benposteños and Benposteñas
19 Dec 2020
From its foundation Benpposta has adopted the current project "Culture for life" as a way life dignification of children and young people who participate to this projects. Through art and culture they achieve resignificance of their life projects, discover their skills, strengthen their self-confidence to generate expression and participation processes, especially when reality in their home regions has caused gradation processes of their human condition.
In 2020, thanks to the solidarity support of Terre des Homes - Germany he have managed to advance a process of strengthening and systelatizing the process of formation-expression-participation in these activities of the Children and Young people that take a part of the Benposta Educational Community in Bogota. The video that we present here was made by the Communications coordinator in Benposta (Karol Benavides) and includes the most important elements of this process.
On December 7,9,10, and 11, the member of the General Assembly of Benposta (Demeber 7th) and the group of adults who live at Benposta's Headquarters in Bogota met for review-evaluation-planning sessions based on the functions (roles) that each of us assumed. The general Assembly; of which according to the statutes are part those over 18 years old who remain physically linked directly through one of its headquarters; met and virtually (delegates from the regional headquarters of Cordoba and Meta-Guaviare) and among the points discussed was the election of the Board of Directors for the period 2021-2022, being re-elected in its entirety and in the same positions the current Board of Directors.
During those days, the adults who live in the Educational Center of Bogotá assumed technical-administrative and pedagogical coordination roles, having as reference the contributions that the Children and young people made regarding the evaluation and proposals on the different activities, including a personal "evaluation" of each one of us who, as adults, accompanied them in their personal and collective processes. Consistent with our culture of community life, the exercise of reviewing each of the programs and processes was done in a respectful and proactive environment, including those aspects that refer to our functions and attitudes as references to support the Children and young people with whom we share our life projects.
Measures against COVID - 19 in Benposta
03 Dec 2020
Committed to the health of children, young people and adults in Benposta, we have developed a strategic plan in order to prevent the spread of this new virus as much as possible. In different regions we have tried to generate awareness through different communication strategies, all related to prudent distancing and sanitary measures, and at the level of Bogota, we have managed a preventive isolation since April.
All these measures have paid off and have allowed us to live in total tranquility. Through the use of hydroalcoholic gel, mouthwashes and other elements we guarantee the health of everyone. We invite everyone to follow these protocols with moderation so that we can reduce the number of infected people and think little by little about a return to a normalcy in which we can see our smiles.