Displaced Residents in Chile Learn IT Skills

$122 $99,620
Raised Remaining


CDI-Chile is helping with disaster relief for evacuated Chaiten volcano victims through IT training and engagement via virtual and real community building which will lead to recovery and reconnection

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

CDI-Chile is aiding in the recovery of Chaitan community, some of whom are now living in Quellón, Chile. More than 5,000 individuals were relocated when their town was destroyed by a volcano and now they are suffering from the loss of their community and livelihoods. CDI will offer civic and IT education at a special CDI education center in Quellón, where these displaced residents can recover their sense of community and mobilize themselves through newly acquired technology and computer skills

How will this project solve this problem?

A specialized educational program at a CDI center in Quellón will help participants reconnect virtually with their community to share stories and support, as well as organize together and facilitate effective communication using the internet.

Potential Long Term Impact

The future of the city of Chaiten is still under debate, but regardless of what the future holds, these former residents will transition from disaster victims to empowered citizens as a result of learning valuable technology and communication skills.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $122

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $122 .  The original project funding goal was $99,742.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Project Leader

Christine Clauser

Executive Director
Santiago, Chile

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