A municipality in Colombia located in the Paramillo the Paramillo Massif situated in the northern region of the
department of Antioquia. In its mountains, the lush environmental richness blends with crops of coffee, corn, beans, and sugarcane.
The Entornos Ituango project worked on prevention and promotion using a holistic approach in which children, adolescents, youth, their families, and teachers participated.
Through ultimate frisbee and artistic expressions as a vehicle, their life skills and character strengths were strengthened.
We work to improve their life skills.
Achievements and milestones:
- The Corporation has held 390 thematic meetings with various population groups.
- The boys from Ituango have excelled in Ultimate Frisbee, participating in international tournaments and in the World Cup in Poland in 2022.
- In addition, 7 young people from Ituango are part of the departmental Ultimate team and the Ituango team is currently regional champion.
"Not only have I improved physically but also mentally through the encounters."
"My daughter has improved a lot both in her studies and in the way she expresses herself."
"I also learned to take responsibility for the consequences of my actions."
"... to see how the adolescents gathered around a game, which made them respect differences and respect others. To see how they brought us teachers together to reflect on ourselves."
"This project contributes a lot to the lives of each one of them because apart from the fact that there is a sporting process in which they are kept busy,... they work on life skills and this has led them to remain very united, to control situations where through dialogue they have been able to resolve conflicts and problems.
"What the corporation does is to promote the development of the self by means of life skills and the strengthening of these skills through sports offerings and psychosocial accompaniment."
"Ituango, I can say that in relation to these children and these families is not the same as in 2016, you have seen the change!"
The “Harmony for Coexistence” project aimed to promote self-recognition, ownership, and appreciation of people and their territory, as well as to promote a deeper understanding of their culture and create a protective and environmentally sustainable environment.
The project focused on two areas:
“Scenarios”: a project to strengthen the role of educational institutions as centers of development for rural communities through teachers.
“What are We?”: a project that promoted self-discovery and conscious living as the basis for the learning and transformation process using culture and memory as tools.
Armonía para LA CONVIVENCIA