Launching Personal Project in Great Britain

Launching Personal Project in Great Britain

On January 14, Leticia Rodríguez, IFFD’s director of Family Enrichment, moderated the opening session of the first course of the Personal Project program in London. More than thirty young men and women will now attend six working sessions to discuss issues such as freedom and responsibility, emotional intelligence, friendship, work, and relationships, among...
IFFD Paper 61

IFFD Paper 61

The Division for Social Policy and Development of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs organized an Expert Group Meeting (1-3 June, 2016) on the priority theme of the fifty-fifth session of the Commission for Social Development: ‘Strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all’. Experts gathered to discuss about poverty, education, health, social protection, agriculture development and structural transformation to present, evaluate and made recommendations of the most effective strategies that countries have adopted to eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty. Download Paper...
Message from Daniela Bas to IFFD

Message from Daniela Bas to IFFD

Daniela Bas, Director of the Social Policy Development Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations in New York, sent a video message to IFFD, embracing the work that NGOs like IFFD carry out in collaboration with the United Nations. See the video...
Planning the next Family Summer, United States

Planning the next Family Summer, United States

If you’re wondering what to do next summer, in Colorado you have the perfect plan: Family Summer! It will take place from July 29 to August 6 and registration is already open at www.familysummer.org. This program combines holidays with training for parents. In the mornings, parents take part in a family enrichment course that includes four cases on marital communication, authority, strengthening the will and leisure. While this is taking place, the children, divided into groups and led by counselors, take part in their own summer camp that includes fun outdoor games, hiking, swimming, etc. Afternoons are spent enjoying the beauty of the Rocky Mountains: hiking, horseback riding, rafting, canoeing and relaxing by the pool. Most families participate in the evening activities, like bingo, FS’s Got Talent, kids show, etc. Last year, Family Summer took place between July 30 – August 7, 2016. Thirty-two families, 185 people in total, from 7 states participated in it. There was a great atmosphere and everyone loved spending time with their families in such a beautiful environment, as well as having the opportunity to get to know other families.  Many of the families had never participated in family enrichment courses before and were delighted with the program and the case study method. Family Summer is an incredible experience for people of all...
Family Day in Ivory Coast

Family Day in Ivory Coast

On December 4, a Family Day was held in Abidjan with more than 600 people taking part. The event received institutional support from the Minister for Family and Child Welfare, who was represented by her Cabinet Director. Famille et Education invited a couple of IFFD moderators, who talked about their family life as parents of a very large family, and explained how Family Enrichment courses helped them to improve as...