As part of the “Emprendemos Juntas” program, which is carried out by Fundación Paraguaya, through its Entrepreneurial Education area, with Coca Cola Paraguay (PARESA), an interesting forum for women entrepreneurs was recently held at the Centro Cultural Armonía, in the city of Villa Hayes. Approximately, 50 entrepreneurs from the area attended the forum, most of them with businesses installed, and others with ideas to start a new venture.
“Emprendemos Juntas” is an entrepreneurial program aimed at women aged between 18 and 65 who are in a vulnerable situation. The main participants and beneficiaries of the program are women who are artisans, recyclers, merchants, housewives and students, among others. Its objective is to strengthen the capabilities of women through workshops and training for the growth of their businesses; in addition to working on aspects that have to do with emotional intelligence and self-esteem, searching to activate the entrepreneurial spirit, promote economic independence and improve the quality of life of these women and their families. (more…)
Together with Fundación Paraguaya, 8 people, including teachers and nursing students from the Brighan Young University, in Provo, Utah, United States, a Sexual Health and Education project called “Days for Girls” was carried out, which consisted of a series of talks aimed especially at girls of 8 years old and older. This collaboration took place within the framework of the Cerrito Poverty Stoplight program, which has the support of the CAF’s Social Innovation Initiative (Development Bank of Latin America).
The Poverty Stoplight has a Health and Environment dimension, within this dimension is the Sexual Health and Personal Hygiene indicator, which is being given a lot of emphasis, that is why foreign teachers and students undertook the project in Cerrito, with explanatory and demonstrative talks, as well as interviews with local teachers and referents in terms of health. (more…)
At the CCPA Theater and with the presence of family and friends, the graduation ceremony of the Youth Ambassadors 2018 took place. The Youth Ambassadors Program is one of the exchange programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State of the United States, which implements the same through its embassies in each country. In Paraguay, it is managed and implemented by Fundación Paraguaya, together with the Department of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the Embassy of the United States, with the support of Amigos of Latin America.
The program selected 13 young leaders from our country, aged between 15 and 17; they received a full scholarship to conduct a cultural exchange in the United States, where they represented the country and participated in leadership training and development of community projects. Once back, the young people devoted themselves to the creation of social ventures for a period of one year, after identifying a social problem in their communities, proposing intervention actions and positive impact. (more…)
The Metalpar company is the most recent member of the Poverty Stoplight program in businesses carried out by Fundación Paraguaya. In a brief but significant act, it was signed the agreement that will allow this organization to benefit from the methodology that measures the multidimensional poverty of families, and in this case, it will be Metalpar‘s 33 employees who will have the possibility of improving their quality of life and that of their families. This program has the support of the CAF’s Social Innovation Initiative (Development Bank of Latin America).
“Fundación Paraguaya has been working with entrepreneurs for 35 years, we are always very proud of that, but then we realized that improving the family economy was not enough, so we got to learn about the concept of multidimensional poverty, and we started using the tool we call it the Poverty Stoplight,” said Luis Fernando Sanabria, General Manager of Fundación Paraguaya. (more…)
Continuing with the activities of the Cerrito Stoplight initiative, the children’s day was celebrated in the community, together with the Virgen del Carmen’s Neighborhood Committee, with the aim of providing children with a space for entertainment and fun on such an important date.
Volunteers of the initiative, parents and members of the aforementioned Neighborhood Committee participated; they all organized the celebration together; in addition, they shared a snack and played games with the children. Approximately 50 children partook in the celebration that was held in the community square. (more…)