“Empower Residents of Rio's
Favelas Through ICT” aims to empower Favela communities in Rio de Janeiro through promotionof their rights in order to promulgate social change in their communities.
The course “CDI DigitalCulture for Social Mobility” introduces basic notions of citizenship andcomputer skills whilst highlighting new technology as well as social media.CDI’s methodology focuses in capacity building in the following topics: operationalsystems, text and vídeo edit, blogs, YouTube, Wikipédia, and Google Plus.
Furthermore, it workstowards professional qualification of individuals through emancipation. There are five steps, as listed below:
The “real life” approachto the process motivates students as it appeals to different areas of theirlives. The course also explores problem solving skills, critical thinking, andteam work. Hence, participants practice to become informed active citizens. Theircommunities now carry the potential to organize and express their concernsthrough a structured model that offers an effective delivery to society atlarge.
Diverse socialorganizations partner up with CDI in order to construct and deliver these coursesin hubs dubbed CDIs Community Center, a reference point within FavelaCommunities, to access this technology.
The CDI team developed aseries of activities and follow-up activities to these hubs to incorporate theCommunities’ children, teenagers, and the youth. Each course takesapproximately 50 hours, within a 2-4 month period, according to CDI Communities’schedule.
CDI Rio de Janeiro isresponsible for the elaboration and monitoring of partnering institutions inthe project’s implementation.
In 2012 CDI offered threecourses to train social educators as well as social project coordinators. They discussed the following items acordingly:
1st Course: Social Educators Training
Subject: DigitalCulture for Social Mobility – Modules I and II / Advanced workshops
# Participants: 30
2nd Course: Project Coordinators Training/ CDI Community
Subject: Workshopand round table discussion. Topic: Alignment of CDI Community Center Network,Methodology and innovation at CDI Community Center.
# Participants: 20
3rd Course: Building CDI CommunityCenter Network
Subject: Themes:Strengthening the implementation of CDI’s methodology with the public at CDICommunity Center.
CDI’s Political-Pedagogicalapproach maintains the monitoring and evaluation plan in five steps asmentioned earlier.
Moreover, ProjectManagers systematically use technological tools to enhance communication andmonitoring of activities at CDI Communities. In this manner, feedback can bequickly incorporated in the activity preventing the process from slowing down.
Courses offered: Basicand Advanced Office Package Course, Video Edit, Image Edit, Digital Media and computerskills for children.
Nº of student graduated in 2012: 8.738
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