following are projects that Fundación Amistad is working on.
As these projects are being planned and implemented, ongoing efforts are
underway to seek foundation support.
Amistad would like to invite three individuals who are directors or specialists
in the environmental educational programs of their institutions to participate
for four weeks in summer camp where environmental studies are taught to
inner-city children. These
individuals will work with professionals from Boys Harbor, Duke University, and
Antioch College, New England Graduate Center.
It is the hope that these Cuban professionals will experience an
educational summer camp setting that will impact the summer experiences of Cuban
children thereafter. The Cuban professionals will also have a chance to visit
other organizations in the New York and Long Island that work on the
Amistad has invited of Dr. Fernando de la Conception Garcia Yip, a radiologist
from the Cuban National Institute of Oncology and Radiology to attend the
Chicago 2000 World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering.
While in Chicago he will also attend a pre-Congress summer school on
“New Techniques in Radiotherapy”.
Amistad together with the architectural and planning firm of Hardy Holzman and
Pfeiffer Associates (HHPA) has invited Adriana Choy, a Cuban graduate
architecture student, to participate in an educational internship at HHPA where
she will work directly with the Director of Planning and Urban design.
Amistad has invited two members of the Library a Casa de las Americas, a
multi-faceted cultural and arts institution in Havana, to Attend and participate
in the REFORMA Second National Congress on The Power of Language:
Planning for the 21st Century in Arizona during August 3
– 6, 2000. Mr. Sierra Delgado will be making a presentation at the
Congress about the library at Casa de las Americas.
the Congress, Fundación Amistad together with the Northeast Chapter of REFORMA
(Asociacion Nacional para Promover Servicios Bibliotecarios a la Poblacion de
Habla Hispana) has arranged visits and meetings at other libraries in the New
York City area, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
This exchange was made possible by a grant from the Ford Foundation.
Amistad has been working very closely with the Maidstoners, a local East
Hampton, NY softball team, which has recently returned from Cuba after playing a
series of games with Cuban amateur teams in Havana and Pinar del Rio.
At the present, Fundación is working to arrange a visit for one of the
Cuban teams to come and play softball with local softball teams in East Hampton.
We feel strongly that this exchange could be a positive effort to build
bridges and understanding.
Academy of Pediatrics
collaboration between Fundación Amistad and the American Academy of Pediatrics
(“AAP”), Committee on Policy for School and Health Issues (“COSH”).
Fundación would like to bring a delegation from COSH to Cuba from
November 6 – 13, 2000. The
delegation will meet with health officials from the Ministry of Public Health,
the Ministry of Education, educators, administrators, pediatricians, and family
medicine doctors. The group will
visit schools and clinics, such as the Clinica del Adolescente in Havana, and
other Cuban entities.
Amistad believes this delegation and their interest in school health will impact
the school health system in Cuba and directly complement the work of the Clinica
del Adolescente who has been working with Havana area schools on the subject of
mental health for children and adolescents.
The budget for this
project is $15,000.
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