MAKAIA

MAKAIA is a non-profit organization that promotes the institutional strengthening of civil society organizations, local authorities, other non-profit organizations and Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives committed with the social and economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The institutional strengthening of these organizations requires to build and improve their capacities to provide better services, to be more effective mobilizing resources, to monitor and evaluate projects and to have up to date and relevant information according to the national and international context. MAKAIA means "to build" or "make" in Miskito (Indigenous Language from Hon...
May 7, 2015

Thank you, thank you and thank you to all of you!

The #TeamMAKAIA is very thankful with you
The #TeamMAKAIA is very thankful with you

Dear donors:

We want to let you know that from now on this project will be closed. The decision was't easy but we are sure it's time for new things in MAKAIA so, we are ready to renew.

This doesn't mean we are going to stop working for the nonprofit sector in Colombia and Latin América. NO!, this just means we are on a strategyc planning process looking forward to having new projects and to keep strengthening the social sector in the region.

Thanks to you, we were able to contribute to the capacity building of many organizations. They could learn how to opperate better and now, they can attend their communities in the best way.

THANK YOU again, and we encourage you to keep donating on GlobalGiving. You can do it to this one or to any other projects out there, all of them are trying to make the world a better place anyway :)

Please, let's keep in touch. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and our webpage: www.makaia.org. Tell your friends and family about our projects and keep being part of the #TeamMAKAIA. THANK YOU!

May 7, 2015

Thank you, thank you and thank you to all of you!

Thank you for your donations and all the support
Thank you for your donations and all the support

Thanks to your support, we have been able to help youth with disabilities in Colombia access to ICT and have a better way of living thanks to them. At the same time, with your donations allowed us to train them in this topic and work for the inclusion of people with disabilities in Colombia.

For all of that we want to deeply THANK YOU and inform you that, from now on, this project will be closed. Te reason is we are going through a strategyc planning process inside MAKAIA and we are working on the renewing of our current projects. 

However, we encourage you to keep donating on GlobalGiving to any of our other projects or to any of the others out there on the platform. We all are trying to make a better world, any way.

Please, don't lose contact with us and follow us on FacebookTwitter and our website: makaia.org. Keep being part of the #TeamMAKAIA.

THANK YOU again and we hope to hear from you soon!

Apr 7, 2015

Caring the environment is part of the inclusion!

In Concordia, they know about inclusion
In Concordia, they know about inclusion

2015 has been, so far, a great year for us and, of course, for our beneficiaries. Thanks to your help we have been working on projects related with helping youth and people with disabilities get a better way of living through the ITC in this period.

Right now, we are getting ready to face a new part of this excited project.  As part of our preparation for the next rounds of the training sessions to improve the access to information and inclusion for people with disabilities in rural libraries in the region of Antioquia, our project leaders, Sara Lizarralde, Camila Urbina and Ana Isabel Restrepo, participated in a workshop, hosted by Margarita Maria Vallejo, from the organization Portafolio Verde (Green Portfolio in English).

For what? Well, the meeting was aimed for our team to learn responsible and friendly practices with the environment as well as recognize the role of public libraries in the appropriation of such practices. Our leaders will replicate their new knowledge in the communities they work with, especially among the people with disabilities.

Your generosity is giving us an awesome opportunity to keep working for the inclusion of people with disabilities, this time in social matters as the caring of the environment. We do not have words to THANK YOU enough.  

But is not over yet.  Along with the workshop, during the past months, the second round of training related to the project, product of a partnership between MAKAIA and the Library Network of Medellín, a program of the EPM Foundation, were held in Concordia and Támesis, two municipalities of Antioquia. We are hoping to have a couple more sessions in 2015 and we are sure we can do it with your support. THANKS again for your big help! 

In Tamesis, they know about it too
In Tamesis, they know about it too
Our team getting new knowledge!
Our team getting new knowledge!
Our project leaders, Camila, Sara and Ana
Our project leaders, Camila, Sara and Ana
They are ready to replicate what they learned
They are ready to replicate what they learned