Channelling my Neighbourhood

Hermanos Saíz Association
Key objectives of the measure:

Contribute to reinforce the cultural dynamics and initiatives of the El Canal People’s Council in Cerro, Havana province.

Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

Increase the participation and impact of the community and of the cultural actors in the cultural artistic development of the El Canal People’s Council by facilitating the exchange of international experiences and the access to culture of the most vulnerable youth

Project for social transformation through art and popular education to enhance social participation and the cultural artistic development of the El Canal community in Cerro municipality.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Community managers have been given a work methodology to participate and dialogue with the communities through culture.

The relationship between the inhabitants of El Canal and their traditions increased and their identification with the community was strengthened.

The use of the community’s cultural potentials improved.

The exchange of experiences in the production and management of audiovisuals between the Hermanos Saíz Association (AHS) of Havana, young people from El Canal, as well as Cuban, Italian and European professionals was facilitated.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

258,451.70 CUC

70,196.00 CUP

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

After integrating the information obtained by evaluating the indicators, and by assessing the activities, the interviews to social actors and beneficiaries, the following changes were achieved:

  • Families have joined the project and have increasingly formed part of the Workshop for the Comprehensive Transformation of the Neighbourhood as cultural managers.
  • The family participates in recreational-educational spaces.
  • The family discusses community problems at the wall-cinema.
  • Better communication among persons in the community. Different neighbourhood groups have joined in the activities of the project.

The way the community has accepted the different cultural proposals and artistic languages that had been new to them. 

Indicators used to determine impact:
Number of persons forming part of the project.Number of activities carried out.Initiatives presented by local dwellers.
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)