Thanks to the donations received through GlobalGiving to our project “Inclusion for People with Disabilities in Colombia” we have being able to continue training and strengthening social organizations that work with people with disability. We were in the León de Greiff Library in the sector La Ladera where we trained population with sensory hearing impairment. The purpose of this digital literacy session was the social inclusion and socio-cultural integration of people with disabilities in the activities carried out in the Library. It also sought to develop skills to enable these people to take advantage of the technology freely offered in the Library. Alejandra Serna, a specialized trainer with hearing impairment, gave this session. We are pleased to tell you that through the five years this project has been running we have been able to benefit 1754 people providing them with ICT trainings that with foster their development opportunities allowing them to grow at an economic, recreational and persona level.
Thank you for being part of this project and helping us to bring development opportunities to more people each time.
Sincerely, MAKAIA Team
Aug 7, 2017
Improving Colombian social organizations with ICT
By Alejandra Schmalbach - Communications
With the support of GlobalGiving and yours, MAKAIA is taking steps towards best practices on ICT in Colombia!
Last month we organized two training sessions with Aula Abierta Foundation, an organization that works with cognitive disable children. The objective of this sessions was to give a background on the risks that children and adults face in the virtual environment when resources are not use in a responsible way. The staff and the parents learned about online safety measures and effective use of mobile devices at work, practices that will better protect and provide a safe environment for the development of online activities.
The sessions also emphasis in the way to improve the efficiency of the work that the staff do in their daily basis. The staff learned how to use technology in different classroom activities with the children of the foundation, taking advantage of the online tools available on the web.
Likewise, in August we carried out activities in public libraries to develop digital skills with people with hearing disabilities.
Thank you for your generous support and making a reality our dream of building capacities in social organizations in Colombia. This capabilities and online best practices will improve the lives of people with disabilities.
May 22, 2017
Exciting visit to the beneficiaries of our project
By Alejandra Schmalbach - Communications
Star captured the biggest smiles
Hard work has leads to great rewards and that is what the beneficiaries of this project are experiencing.
We had the opportunity to receive representatives from Global Giving to our project. We visited two of the organizations benefited by the project: Mónica Uribe por Amor Foundation and Aula Abierta - Disability without Barriers. In both organizations we took a tour around their facilities, we met the kids that take advantage of the services of the foundations and we talked with the people who received trainings from MAKAIA in the development of this project.
We were exited to hear from the organizations the great benefits that this project has given to them. They are now more efficient and productive, they can be more structured in their process and therefore have more capacities to provide their services. You can read more about the visit in our website.
To continue our mission, we are going to design with the organizations a seminar about online security for parents, a concerning topic in the Colombian and worldwide context. Also we hope to take our actions to public libraries and work in digital skills with people with earing disability.
Thanks for you generous support and for making true our dream of building capacities in social organizations in Colombia. Capacities that will improve the lives of people with disabilities.