The successful non-disseminated experiences are just for the people involved, namely, teachers, technicians, children, community families, without allowing other communities to benefit from them.

Through systematization, we can retrospectively understand the «secrets» involved in the implementation and strengthening of our project or strategy, which could be projected to consolidate and share them with others.

Process Results

- Community members were involved in every project designing phase.
Aside from the participation processes and spaces, formalized by the project, all members of the recipient community were given the true opportunity to put forward their concerns during the intervention/research process.
- The communication of ideas and exchange of information between the project implementing agents and the recipient population was efficiently conducted. (Horizontally).
- The new participatory spaces and mechanisms derived from initiatives submitted by the community members involved.
-The project recipient community as a whole was informed on what, how and why this project.
- By decision of the community, the massively convened project events (training workshops, seminars, theater plays, musical shows, and celebrations in general, hikes, etc.) have become a physical, stable and regular practice. They have been incorporated to daily life, bearing in mind diversity, gender and skin color.
- A new way was conceived to deal with health issues.
- A broader geographical area, never explored before in previous researches and interventions, was included.
- A new popular educational topic (community work with emphasis in prevention) was included, as well as new research lines (gender-approach studies in high-risk LGBT, MSM communities).
- A new community-oriented work was introduced so as to create healthier environments through a new methodology to be applied in the community by working with families.
- New resource management and sustainability forms were devised.
- Entities were encouraged to establish new alliances.
- This can be replicated, provided that the project managing group conducts a community social and cultural diagnostic in every locality, and reports research findings.


1 | Four hundred and twenty one persons were socially reinserted.
2 | A community library was created in coordination with UNEAC (National Union of Cuban Writers and Artists).
3| A community playground was built in the locality.
4| A popular craft workshop with different profiles was created in coordination with ACAA (Cuban Association of Artisans and Artists), including training, evaluation and livelihoodof 8 families.
5|A community theater group was created by and for the family (all generational groups).
6| Seven dance groups were created with community members to revitalize the traditional popular culture (revival of Las Bolleritas, a traditional popular comparsa of the locality).
7| Thirty seven books by Cuban authors were launched in coordination with the UNEAC literature section.
8| The neighborhood refurbishment of facades, educational murals and resurfacing work, among others,was carried out as an expression of the intersectorial work with the Municipal Administrative Council (CAM, for its Spanish acronym).
9| Thirty nine exhibitions were organized by community artists from our workshops.
10| Seventeen persons were graduated in levels 1 and 2 cuisine courses.
11|Five persons were graduated in food nutrition and hygiene.
12| Six persons were graduated as bartenders, thanks to the cooperation provided by the alliance established with the Cuban Culinary Association.
13| Twenty seven community members were graduated in informatics.
14| Seven stable and regular physical spaces were created for popular recreation, including general and thematic clubs dealing with STI prevention, transgender and MSM (Men having Sex with Men). These spaces are aimed at families at large.
15| Twelve librarianship courses were imparted. 
16| A web page was devised to promote our project activities for every family.
17| Systematic collaboration was established with the single trades-teaching center in the Municipality.
18| Two self-help groups were established for alcoholics.
19| A 16-member community orchestra was created.
20| Two hundred and twenty four grandparents were graduated in courses for caretakers of chronic patients, including Alzheimer patients.
21| More than 64 gender-approach sexual and reproductive health workshops were conducted in cooperation with the UNDP and CNP (National Prevention Council).
22| An active articulation was achieved with the ISDI (Higher Institute of Industrial Design) and the Havana University Faculty of Social and Cultural Studies on teaching practices and work with university campus faculties in both centers.
23| In coordination with the City Historian´s Office, the Centro Habana Municipality was included and, within it, «Quisicuaba», as part of the Office project known as «Routes and Trails».

Expected Results:

1| Participation of Los Sitios formal and informal community leaders.
2| Identification of the main problems affecting the neighborhood wellbeing.
3| Creation of strategic alliances with mass organizations at neighborhood, municipal, provincial and national levels.
4| Identification of learning requirements in accordance with problems already identified.
5| Improvement of intergenerational communication and rescue of traditions.
6| Social insertion of every high-risk person: former prisoners, transactional sex practitioners, and persons neither studying nor working, among others.
7| Improvement of life health and quality of Los Sitios population by revitalizing spirituality, native, ethical and cultural values, with both family and community as true protagonists.