“Making A Change” in Colombia

The Jacobs Foundation’s documentary featuring the exceptional engagement of the ten recipients of the 2018 Klaus J. Jacobs Awards has been officially selected for the MIDBO 21.

The movie Making A Change presents ten individual stories along a child’s developmental journey from early childhood over primary and secondary school until entering the job market. A discovery of ten passionate people dedicating their lives to give children and youth in underprivileged societies an opportunity to develop to their full potential. A fascinating journey around the world facing a lot of neglect and violence but also great hope and passion.

Nathalia Mesa is one of these ten people – a recipient of a 2018 Klaus J. Jacobs Award for Social Engagement. She is the chairperson of aeioTU, a Colombian social enterprise promoting Early Childhood Development (ECD). With aeioTU she has mobilized national, state and city governments and dozens of foundations and private companies leading to a new national policy on ECD, increased national budgets, and improved standards for new services for the 2.5 million vulnerable children in Colombia.

Nathalia Mesa – one of ten recipients of a 2018 Klaus J. Jacobs Award for Social Engagement

The 56-minute documentary Making A Change has been officially selected for the MIDBO 21, the Muestra Internacional Documental de Bogota. The prestigious Colombian documentary film festival shows a wide-ranging selection of films with Making A Change running in the section “Hacia un cine necessario”.

After the screening of Making A Change on November 1, 2019, the Jacobs Foundation, aeioTU and the Swiss Embassy of Colombia host an event for invited partners and experts from politics, business, culture and social affairs. Mrs. Christine Busser Mauron, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy, gives a welcome address, and Nathalia Mesa discusses early childhood development with the audience.