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Education to empower girls and women

by Corporacion Superarse
Education to empower girls and women
Education to empower girls and women
Education to empower girls and women
Education to empower girls and women
Education to empower girls and women
Education to empower girls and women
Education to empower girls and women
Education to empower girls and women
Education to empower girls and women
Education to empower girls and women

Thus far we have been able to provide our beneficiaries with 3 months of experiential classes with experts in the field, to start gaining and strengthening their culinary, entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship skills. We have also been working on empowering them as entrepreneurial women. We have done this through classes such as: Own Love and Empowerment, Inspiration in Cooking and Baking, Building Your Purpose and Design your Business. 

The first cohort in the educational program consists of 21 women, 14 of whom regularly attend classes. We have individually called each of the woman who do not come regularly to understand why they have not continued the classes. We have found that the motives include reasons such as employment, family difficulties, other commitments, and personal mismanagement of time. It also has been difficult for women to arrive to classes because of the cost of transportation. Knowing these reasons has helped us to generate user-centered growth and engagement strategies such as changing the day and time of the classes and class contents. We also have been able to offer scholarship for transportation costs to students as well.

Those who have been coming to classes have been presented great opportunities for learning and practically using what they have learned. For example three weeks ago members of the Cocinado Sueños program, as part of their internship program with us, were able to successfully cater a medical event with breakfast and lunch for 400 people. The event provided a great practical experience, access to market, as well as  networking opportunity for women in the program. 


Juana is participating in the educational program "COOKING DREAMS" where we empower, train and accompany displaced women, unemployed or in low-paid jobs, through training to undertake their dreams, and impact their families and communities.

It is a reality, 20 women like Juana, make up the first group that is receiving education for work, each will have the opportunity to create their own business around the kitchen, the project will provide education for empowerment, technical, practical knowledge and creative in cooking.

Promoting equal access to education between men and women affects the development and positive growth of a country in terms of its society's wealth and well-being, empowering women contributes exponentially to improving the living conditions of its children, themselves and society as a whole. That is what we intend with this project.

You can help a woman realize her dream of education and employment. Educating a woman is having a family and a society in peace.


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Diana is happy to have the opportunity to train and dream of a better future for herself and her children.

Diana, 25 years old, already has 3 small children, the children's father left and no longer lives with them. From a very young age, Diana had to abandon her studies to work and earn an income, but it is increasingly difficult to find a job, without studying.

Now through the training that Diana can acquire with this project focused on training women head of family, who have not been able to access education, or formal employment, hopes to strengthen as a woman, learn techniques, develop soft skills to start their business. meals and learn to manage it, in order to increase your income and improve living conditions for your family.

Diana's biggest dream is to give her children better study conditions than what she had.

Some of the expected results for Diana and many more women, with this project are:

Develop in teenagers, mothers and other related women, skills so they can face the inequality, violence and discrimination they suffer in their environments and can make responsible decisions.

To ensure that the participants improve their quality of life, that of their families and communities, realizing their potential, increasing their income and achieving economic independence.

Increase the incomes of the participating women and their families, so that three years after having graduated from the program they have a better income than the current ones.

Achieve that around 30% of the women of the program develop gastronomic ventures.

Empower the participants so that they develop their strengths, grow in self-confidence and overcome the fear of failure.

Train women while they work, by staggered cohorts, through a personalized methodology of learning to undertake doing, supported by coaching - to develop their potential.

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Love mom
Love mom

The armed conflict in Colombia and the situation in neighboring countries, has produced thousands of displaced people in recent years, women and their children, an important group, have arrived in the city of Medellín. With their rural origin, low schooling, a large offspring, these women must face new threats in the city, experiencing situations of uprooting, violence, poverty and social exclusion.

This is the case of Daniela and her mother, who had to leave their town and come to Medellin, only with their few belongings in a bag. Daniela was part of our girls attended while her mother was looking for how to get some money to survive or perform unfair or poorly paid jobs.

There are many women and girls in this situation who do not have formal or informal education or have not even finished high school, some of them are head of their home and given their unemployment situation, scarce and unstable income and / or informality They can provide for themselves, or for their children. Many of these young women have empirical experience in the kitchen and desire to scale in knowledge while they work. That is why this project seeks to empower them, generating multisensory experiences, forming them from the being, in entrepreneurship, management, costs, gastronomy and hospitality, so that they develop a career in the leading restaurants of the city and / or through their ventures scale and increase their income, impacting their families and communities.

Now Daniela has the opportunity to study, while her mother is strengthened by learning new cooking techniques, to have her own business in the future and to dream of a better life for both of them.

In the country, the environment in which one is born determines the study and career opportunities, as well as their living conditions and that of their families. Let's work together so that more women and girls can have a better future.

Enterprising moms!
Enterprising moms!

           This dream of training breastfeeding women head of the family in the kitchen has already begun.

Some of the moms  participated in a space where we show what the project is looking for, with the aim of promoting them to achieve what they want, which is to build their own business around the kitchen, to obtain income for their children and family or community.

The event included the preparation and tasting for the public, of foods prepared by participating moms from ingredients of our traditional Colombian cuisine. The public was pleasantly impressed with their work and the quality of the food. And for them and the chefs who guided the preparations, it was a moment of recognition and happiness.

In the Corporación Superarse, we are sure that with this project we are not only teaching these women, also we can contribute to many of the objectives that the countries are looking for: reduction of inequalities, elimination of poverty, food security, quality education, gender equality.

You can link and make your contribution here, to build a kitchen school, where we can continue to grow the dream of these moms and their children!


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For the women and mothers of our children to fulfill their dreams, they will be trained and fulfill their dreams of entrepreneurship. 

happy moms
happy moms

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Corporacion Superarse

Location: Medellin, Antioquia - Colombia
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Twitter: @corsuperarse
Project Leader:
Ana Lucia Palacio
Executive director
Medellin, Antioquia Colombia
$25,520 raised of $50,000 goal
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$24,480 to go
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