May 2015

Family Enrichment in the World Adolescence course in Quito During April and May 2015, the parents of Los Pinos school in Quito are participating in an Adolescence course. They show great interest in the issues raised in the course and comment that it is very rewarding. Already parents are talking more with their children. They say the case study methodology is a great help in their work as educators. China A Matrimonial Love course began in March in the city of Shenzhen, with thirteen couples participating. A First Steps course is planned at Tak Sun Kindergarten toward the end of 2015. An Adolescence course may also be offered at Tak Sun Secondary school, in Chinese, for parents and professors. Latvia During the weekend of April 18-19, Diego Barroso and Mercedes Flores traveled to Latvia to give a promotional session of Family Enrichment. Barroso gave a lecture titled, “Order and Organization in the Family,” and then presented the basics of Family Enrichment. He also moderated a case, in which twenty-five people participated. Anniversary in France In this year 2015, the Family Enrichment center in France (IPEF) celebrates forty years serving the family. To commemorate this anniversary, they have organized a meeting that will take place May 8-10 in Tartigny. A promotional video has been produced to encourage couples to participate in the program. Summary of recent activities in Spain The biannual meeting of Spanish Family Enrichment Centers took place the last Saturday in April in Madrid, and more than twenty couples from many Spanish cities. In addition, a course was offered every Tuesday of April at the Spanish Grandparents Research...

April 2015

Family Enrichment in the World Family Enrichment course in Madeira On January 24, moderators from Lisbon and Porto traveled to Madeira for the first session of Family Enrichment in the archipelago. In the course of the day, the function and structure of IFFD, as well as the case method, were explained. Twenty-six people participated in the workshop, which made the analysis and discussion of cases a success. The day ended with a small conference, after which participants were awarded a certificate of attendance, as a sign of their interest in being part of upcoming courses. Moderators training course in IESE Business School On Saturday, February 28, Aula Familiar, one of the two Family Enrichment centers in Madrid, organized a moderators’ training session, held at IESE’s Madrid headquarters. Professor Sandalio Gómez presented information about the case studies. More than thirty-five Spanish moderators participated. Closing ceremony in Madrid On March 4, the closing ceremony of a moderators’ training course took place at the Rafael del Pino Foundation. Don Alfonso Aguiló was commissioned to deliver a lecture on school and family. Afterward, Don Vicente Montes, president of the Rafael del Pino Foundation, and Don José Miguel Cubillo, president of IFFD Spain, said a few words, thanking the foundation for having made possible a new edition of this program. This year, the course was held in Badajoz, Granada, Zaragoza, and Madrid, with 112 students participating. Family Day in Cameroon As has become a custom over the last few years, the Family Enrichment Association of Cameroon recently organized a “Day of Families,” which consisted of a series of lectures and discussions about topics relating...