Week of Meetings on Family Issues in Brazil

Week of Meetings on Family Issues in Brazil

During the second week on November 2017, the International Federation for Family Development (IFFD) co-organized with FamilyTalks (Brazil), the National Organization for the Development of the Family (ADEF) and the National Confederation of Family Organizations (CNEF) a series of events on family issues in Brasilia (at the National Parliament) and in Sao Paulo (at the main public and private entities of businessmen, educators, lawmakers and parents). The main goal of all of them was to raise awareness on the relevance of the Sustainable Development Agenda for the future of the country. + info: http://www.familyperspective....
Launching IFFD programs in Ghana

Launching IFFD programs in Ghana

After a long struggle to achieve the appropriate conditions for launching IFFD programs in Ghana, eventually the first promotional session of IFFD program ‘Married Love’ took place in Accra, on Sunday November 12. IFFD had the support of Henry and Patience Andoh, previously moderators of IFFD courses with NAFAD in Nigeria, now living in...
Training Course in Moscow

Training Course in Moscow

Академии семьи (Family Academy) organized a training course for future moderators of the Personal Project program, aimed at young people. The course covered topics such as happiness, freedom and human will. Belgian moderators Marina Robben and Karel Phlips led the training session, which took place on November 12 in...
15th National Conference in Nigeria

15th National Conference in Nigeria

On November 3, the Nigerian Association for Family Development (NAFAD), coordinator of IFFD courses in that country, held its 15th National Conference for moderators in Owerri, Eastern Nigeria. The moderators taking part discussed strategies for the expansion of courses and to increase the participation of parents in IFFD...
IFFD Paper 69. The intergenerational effect

IFFD Paper 69. The intergenerational effect

The number of children, adolescents and youth who are excluded from education fell steadily in the decade following 2000, but UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) data show that this progress essentially stopped in recent years. The total number of out-of-school children, adolescents and youth has remained nearly the same at around 264 million for the past three years. Some 61 million, or 23% of the total, are children of primary school age (about 6 to 11 years), 62 million, or 23% of the total, are adolescents of lower secondary school age (about 12 to 14 years), and 141 million, or 53% of the total, are youth of upper secondary school age (about 15 to 17 years) (herein children, adolescents and youth, respectively). Download Paper...
Know each other better to love each other better

Know each other better to love each other better

Temperament, Character and Personality in family relations Sunday 26th of November of 2017. (Athens) Leticia Rodríguez de Santiago, director of the Family Enrichment Program of IFFD, will talk about the principal traits of a person’s temperament, character and personality: optimistic, extrovert, melancholic, anxious, aggressive, active, calm, emotional, selfish, friendly, disorganized or patient. We meet these people every day and we socialize with them. They are our husbands or wives, our sons or daughters. Leticia will talk about how to know them better in order to bring out the best of them and love them better! During the event, the team of “Live, Learn, Create” (www.edu-bmd.webnode.gr) will have an experiential workshop about “Emotions and Behaviors – Me and My Family” for the children attending the...
World Cities Day 2017

World Cities Day 2017

Celebrating the World Cities Day, October 31, IFFD co-organized and took part on the event Accessible Cities United, Enabling future cities to be smart. By 2030 more than 60% of the world’s population is projected to live in cities. Urban centers will face key challenges in ensuring that the needs of people living in hardship are met. As cities become  smart, they must also provide equal access to the benefits of technological progress for vulnerable social groups and leave no one behind. This event organized at the UN HQ served as a platform for experts to share their knowledge and identify solutions to the challenges smart cities will face in offering accessible infrastructure, services and information. + information: http://www.familyperspective....
Training for young people in Canada

Training for young people in Canada

Family Enrichment Toronto is lauching the IFFD’s Program Personal Project, a course designed for singles in their 20s and early 30s. Some weeks ago, on September 30th, a demo session of this program was held, with a high level  of satisfaction from the 40 young people who took part (22 young women and 18 young men). 32 of them have already signed up for the course which starts on October...
Training in Zürich

Training in Zürich

On September 23 & 24, a moderator training course took place in Zürich. Around 27 people took part in the theoretical and practical sessions on moderating IFFD’s programs using the case study methodology, as part of their training for the setting up of new Family Enrichment courses in the near future. VFE – Vereinigung Familie & Erziehung was in charge of organizing the event, and expert IFFD moderators travelled from Barcelona, Spain to lend their...
Family Day in Kazakhstan

Family Day in Kazakhstan

September 3 was the Day of the Family in Kazakhstan. The city of Almaty organized a family fair in collaboration with the different associations who work on family matters. IFFD had its own stand and participated in the celebration, taking part in the...