Participation in the competition "Good Practices and Successful Experiences of Overseering and Community Participation in HIV/AIDS or TB-HIV in COLOMBIA”
Planeta Amor got the Second Place.
Within the framework of one of the strategies of the project developed by the Financial Fund for Development Projects - FONADE in agreement with the Global Fund for HIV prevention and treatment in Colombia, the contest "Good Practices and Successful Experiences of Overseering and Community Participation in Colombia" was held. The invitation was addressed to community organizations that demonstrated exceptional and exemplary work in the fight against HIV and TB; the categories and criteria for qualification of the applications were: Creativity, Innovation, Articulation with diverse key actors, Sustainability and Impact of the experience developed.
Planeta Amor participated in this contest with the project "Red Escala la Vida", a digital pedagogical initiative for the participation of children, adolescents and young people affected or infected by HIV in Colombia; as multiplier and strengthened leaders, they advocate for their rights, reduce the stigma and discrimination they face because they live with or cope with the virus. Project developed with the support of Adoptionscentrum Swedish civil society organization and Forum Syd - Swedish government. Red Escala la Vida was developed during the years 2014 - 2016, in different regions of the country with the participation of 193 adolescents and young people from 16 NGOs, directly impacting 84 girls, 70 boys, 21 women and 18 men and indirectly 690 girls, 417 boys, 675 women and 663 men.
Thirty-one Proposals were evaluated by the members of the evaluation committee (a representative of the Financial Fund for Development Projects - FONADE, a delegate of the Country Coordinating Mechanism - MCP Colombia, a representative of the Panamerican Health Organization - PAHO/WHO Colombia, a representative of Partners in Health of Peru and a representative of the Social Footprint section - El Tiempo Newspaper) and five were awarded: Innova Brands of Medellín, Colectivo Juventud Diversa of Cartagena, Grupo de Apoyo a la Mujer y al Infante of Santiago de Cali, Fundación Semilla que Crece of Medellín and Planeta Amor Foundation of Bogotá were awarded second place.
Planeta Amor is proud of this recognition, a situation that motivates us even more to continue working for the promotion and prevention of HIV in Colombia.