Displaced Residents in Chile Learn IT Skills

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CDI-Chile is helping with disaster relief for evacuated Chaiten volcano victims through IT training and engagement via virtual and real community building which will lead to recovery and reconnection

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CDI-Chile is aiding in the recovery of Chaitan community, some of whom are now living in Quellón, Chile. More than 5,000 individuals were relocated when their town was destroyed by a volcano and now they are suffering from the loss of their community and livelihoods. CDI will offer civic and IT education at a special CDI education center in Quellón, where these displaced residents can recover their sense of community and mobilize themselves through newly acquired technology and computer skills


A specialized educational program at a CDI center in Quellón will help participants reconnect virtually with their community to share stories and support, as well as organize together and facilitate effective communication using the internet.

Long-Term Impact

The future of the city of Chaiten is still under debate, but regardless of what the future holds, these former residents will transition from disaster victims to empowered citizens as a result of learning valuable technology and communication skills.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


Youtube video detailing the events of the eruption
Youtube video detailing the events of the eruption
CDI website in English

Organization Information

Center for Digital Inclusion

Location: Rio de Janeiro, RJ - Brazil
Website: http:/​/​www.cdiglobal.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @ongCDI
Center for Digital Inclusion
Christine Clauser
Project Leader:
Christine Clauser
Executive Director
Santiago, Chile
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