Inclusion for People with Disabilities in Colombia

 
$6,550
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Jul 2, 2012

Project Implementation Report

Training for people with physical disabilities
Training for people with physical disabilities

Project Implementation Report   (Versión en español abajo)

The Inclusion for People With Disabilities Project in Colombia, through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), has begun its implementation thanks to all your donations!

To begin with, various organizations working with people with disabilities convened in Medellin, Colombia in order to make clear the project purpose, which is, strengthening processes that contribute to the integral development of people with different disabilities through ICTs as a common denominator.

At the moment 56 people are taking part in the training programs with the support of 4 specialized trainers, 2 of them are hearing impaired and they facilitate the training process for people with the same disability.

 Some of the  organizations Makaia is collaborating with:

 - Heroe Camina: We work with combat wounded soldiers to strengthen some educational aspects that improve their skills for online searching, presentation making and academic paper writing. These skills are useful for the higher education programs they received. The trainings for this group of beneficiaries are being held at the EPM Library.

 - Fundesor: Hearing impaired people without prior knowledge about the use ICTs are trained. In the trainings they gain knowledge in: online chatting (to communicate with friends and family), “Relevo” (communication program for hearing impaired people), Ovoo, virtual platforms to study online, among others of their personal interest.

 - Amigos con Calor Humano Foundation: people who have physical disabilities are trained in entrepreneurial activities using ICT tools, business plans have been developed and activities related to governmental online services have been executed.

 - Fernando Gomez Martinez Library: The library develops a great job with people from the community who have disabilities providing services that allow their inclusion.  We work with a group of people with cognitive disabilities and another group with physical disabilities. In the first one, most of them with children under the age of 16, the work is focused on strengthening their educational processes; complementary to the programs of the educational institutions they attend. In the second group the work is focused on ICT tools for daily use such as writing letters, online information search and e-mail use for communicating with friends and family.

 - Comfenalco Library in Medellin: Hearing impaired people are being trained. They already learnt about ICT basic concepts and they are currently receiving trainings in topics such as design, photography and presentation making.

For July we have planned trainings with the following organizations: Pro Débiles Auditivos, Handicap International and Mahavir Kmina.

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Reporte de la implementación del proyecto:

El proyecto de inclusión para personas en situación de discapacidad a través de las TIC inició gracias todas sus donaciones!

Con este fin se convocaron diferentes organizaciones de la ciudad de Medellín que trabajan con personas en situación de discapacidad para dejar claro el propósito del proyecto: fortalecer procesos que aporten al desarrollo integral de las personas en situación de discapacidad a través de las TIC como eje transversal.

En este momento 56 personas se encuentran en el proceso de capacitación con el apoyo de 4 alfabetizadores digitales, 2 de los cuales tienen discapacidad auditiva y capacitan personas con la misma discapacidad.

Algunas de las organizaciones con las que estamos trabajando son:

- Organización Héroe Camina: atiende soldados heridos en combate, fortaleciendo aspectos educativos que mejoren sus procesos para realizar consultas, presentaciones y trabajos académicos, ya que estas personas adquirieron una beca para realizar estudios superiores. Las capacitación con este grupo de beneficiarios se están realizando en la Biblioteca EPM.

- Fundesor: se capacitan personas sordas los cuales no cuentan con conocimientos en el uso de las TIC y a través de esta capacitación se les presentan herramientas para la comunicación con amigos y familiares como del chat, el centro de relevo y Oovo, plataformas virtuales para realizar estudios en línea, además de actividades de su interés personal. 

- Fundación Amigos con Calor Humano: se capacitan personas son discapacidad física en temas de  emprendimiento, con los cuales a través de diferentes herramientas TIC se ha logrado desarrollar el plan de negocio y hacer actividades de gobierno en línea.

- Biblioteca Fernando Gómez Martínez: la biblioteca desarrolla un gran trabajo con personas de la comunidad que tienen algún tipo de discapacidad para ofrecerles servicios que permitan su inclusión. Con el grupo de personas con discapacidad cognitiva, que en su mayoría son niños y niñas menores de 16 años, se trabajan aspectos básicos que refuercen los procesos educativos que llevan en la Institución Educativa. Con el grupo de personas con discapacidad física se trabajan herramientas básicas aplicadas al día a día de las personas asistentes como: realizar una carta, tarjetas, búsquedas de información en Internet, comunicación con familiares y amigos a través del correo electrónico.

- Biblioteca Comfenalco de la ciudad de Medellin: se están capacitando personas sordas, las cuales tienen unos conceptos básicos y aprenden en la capacitación temas de diseño, fotografía  y presentaciones.

Para el mes de julio estaremos iniciando capacitaciones con Pro débiles Auditivos, Handicap International y Mahavir Kamina.


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Organization

MAKAIA

Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia
http://www.makaia.org

Project Leader

Camila Urbina

Medellin, Antioquia Colombia

Where is this project located?

Map of Inclusion for People with Disabilities in Colombia