We seek to train and strengthen 1045 children and youth from 6 municipalities in Colombia (Medellin, Cocorna, Granada, San Carlos, San Francisco and San Luis) to be responsible citizens, and to achieve the abilities required to become agents of change in their communities through technological skills that enable them to aspire to a better future, by reaching all the abilities needed in today's global context to get real job opportunities and change their lives around.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
In contemporary society, information and communication technologies play a pretty large role given its involvement in almost all daily activities; such is the importance of ICT that they have transformed the social, economic and cultural relations. In this context kids in conflict or rural zones are the first to become part of the "digital gap" making impossible for them to be competitive in a globalized world and get jobs that gives them a real opportunity to avoid their involvement in war.
How will this project solve this problem?
The project will take place in 6 community telecentres endowed by Mi Sangre, taking techologic tools and training to children and youth that would not be able to access technology other wise. These telecentres are handicap friendly and they count with a system of virtual classroom that allows to connect one thousand people at once no matter the location, this tool helps us bring knowledge to the kids from anywhere in the world.
Potential Long Term Impact
This project gives technological tools for the development of citizenship and socioeconomic skills to 1,045 children, allowing them to have a better future by being prepared to meet the expectations imposed by a globalized world, this way they can be competitive and would be able to get jobs that allows them to turn their lives around and avoid becoming part of the conflict in their country. Also the multiplication of technological knowledge helps close the worlds digital gap.
Total Funding Received to Date: $545
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $9,455
Total Funding Goal: $10,000