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Hombres Verdaderos

Organized by: Nerissa Nance

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Article about Hombres Verdaderos from Big Ideas@Berkeley
March 05, 2016

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THE STORY:

This project will improve health outcomes by stopping violence before it starts. Leveraging behavioral tools, the program engages young, at-risk adolescent boys, ages 11 to 14 years old, from underserved districts in Barranquilla, Colombia. Through workshops and youth-driven media campaigns, the boys will learn about domestic violence prevention and become advocates for change. Participants will undertake a month-long series of play-based workshops on relevant themes, including power, oppression, the effects of gender expectations, and healthy communication techniques. The project will enlist older adolescent volunteers to help lead the workshops and create positive role models for the boys. The campaigns will be designed by the students with the help of the volunteers, and will be disseminated to each participant's online social circle. If this pilot program is successful, it could be scaled-up regionally in the Atlantic region of Colombia.

What we have so far: a 5K mini-grant from Big Ideas@Berkeley to begin the project to cover the cost of the curriculua and materials for 60 participants.

What we need: 2.5K more to cover interviews, questionnaires, focus groups, transcriptions and translations for the impact evaluation, and add additional 20 youth to the second cohort of participants.  

What makes us different:  1) we are combining on best practices from a myriad of different violence presention programs, 2) we are harnessing peer influence and support by empowering youth to learn and eventually lead the program, 3) we are rigorously evaluting this pilot program.

Team members of the proejct include Jairo Alexander and Vanessa Sanchez of the Ministry of Gender Equity in the Atlantic region of Colombia, and Nerissa Nance, current Master of Public Health candidate at UC Berkeley.

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Hombres verdaderos es un programa que busca transformar la vida de jóvenes que se encuentran inmersos en contextos de violencia intrafamiliar y comunitaria, lo que buscamos a través de este proyecto es empoderar a los jóvenes en el conocimiento de sí mismos, el aumento de su autoestima, inteligencia emocional, relaciones armoniosas y planeación de vida; esto con el fin de que crezcan en todas sus áreas (personal, emocional, afectiva, familiar, laboral, social y espiritual). Durante 1 mes, los jóvenes recibirán formación y entrenamiento en habilidades personales que les permitan desarrollar una vida plena y libre de violencia para convertirse en agentes de transformación social de sus comunidades llevando un mensaje de paz y buen trato que impacte sus comunidades, logrando así la erradicación de la violencia intrafamiliar y la violencia en las comunidades.   

$240

 

10% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Nerissa Nance

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

The Team: $240 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Adina

Adina

DONATION: $50

No more violence!! 3 years ago

Caitlin

Caitlin

DONATION: $25

Amazing work! 3 years ago

Katie Woodruff

Katie Woodruff

Exciting work! 3 years ago

Madeline

Madeline

This is great! Get it. 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

good luck Nerissa! -a classmate. 3 years ago

CK

CK

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

J.C.

J.C.

Righteous! 3 years ago

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