ONLINE EVENT: Play during Childhood – The State of Play in Colombia

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Play is an integral component in the development of children and adolescents, since through it they can interact with the environment, relate to the world, other people, and nature. Play also strengthens their imaginative capacity and enhances their encounters with humans and non-human.

In Colombia, with the advances of public policies for the development of children, play is recognized as a right, as a guiding activity for early childhood, and as a fundamental element for the realization of the rights of children and adolescents.

Within the framework of the agreements reached in the Quality in Early Education Forum in 2020 and in a series of webinars on the quality of early education in Colombia, the Inter-American Dialogue, with the Presidential Council for Children and Adolescents, and the support of the LEGO Foundation, seeks to promote a knowledge-sharing space comprised of two webinars that seek to explore and reflect on the role of play in the childhood agenda in Colombia.

The objective of this first meeting is to socialize and debate the progress of policies, programs, and initiatives that promote play in childhood. This event will focus on studies conducted by NiñezYa and Movilizatorio which, through different perspectives and approaches, offer an overview of the state of play in the country. 

Follow this event on Twitter at #JuegoInfanciaColombia and @PrealEd

We invite participants to send questions through the Q&A function on Zoom. This event will be held in Spanish and English. 

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE (in English): 

Access Tatiana Forero and Juliana Uribe Villegas from Movilizatorio’s presentation here

PANELISTS

CAROLINA SALGADO LOZANO

Presidential Advisor for Children and Adolescents

ÁNGELA CONSTANZA JEREZ TRUJILLO

Founding Partner and Manager, Responsabilidad Social de Jerez & Sandoval-Medios y Responsabilidad Social (J&S) and National Coordinator for NiñezYA

TATIANA FORERO

Deputy Director of Projects, Movilizatorio

JULIANA URIBE VILLEGAS

Founder and Executive Director, Movilizatorio

DIANA IBETH UREÑA

Advisor, Consejería Presidencial para la Niñez y Adolescencia

MODERATOR

ARIEL FISZBEIN

Director, Education Program, The Inter-American Dialogue

WITH SUPPORT FROM:

Lego Foundation

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