The Secretariat for Women which is linked to the local government in the city of Medellin, Colombia, organized a series of pedagogical days as part of their traditional yearly celebration of the Day of the Mother and Family. Within the framework of this celebration and in order to exalt the work of caring for others, ICDP was invited to participate and present its programme.
The pedagogical days were established by the Medellin municipality in 2008, and in the current year 2021, these days aim to provide knowledge and tools to promote awareness about women’s autonomy, in terms of gender and early childhood, making visible the contribution they make to the country’s economy and development.
Juliana Zapata Romero from the Secretariat for Women created an alliance with ICDP Colombia and as a result two volunteer professionals, Carolina Montoya and Angélica Díaz, developed and conducted six pedagogical days on the humanizing content and training in the ICDP programme. This ICDP training was attended by 94 women from three different groups linked to the Welfare Homes Programme of the ICBF institute (Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar/ICBF is the Colombian Family Welfare Institute) and it took place during the second week in June 2021.