Education to empower girls and women

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

Pilot group progress: Women in our pilot program have successfully completed phase 2 of the curriculum. Thanks to your  generous donations, we have been able to provide cooking and pastry pastry classes with top notch professors, as well as culinary business and project and resources management classes, which have successfully equipped fellows with the necessary skills to have their business ideas up and running after having developed and successfully validading prototypes for their products and services. Thanks to the successful sales of their newly launched businesses, we have been able to increase their accumulated income by 80%.  For Mother´s Day, for instance fellows were able to secure sales of their lunch menus within their communities way past what they expected

 

In times of Corona: We have able to maintain an attendance rate of 80%.  Due to coronavirus, in-person classes migrated virtual classes. We provided 1 on 1 training to ensure a successful transition. 

 

Cohorts 2 and 3: with the support from Kalpata teachers and community leaders, we launched successfully launched a call for two new cohorts. Out of 110 women who  applied after undergoing a rigorous selection process, 50 new inspiring and talented women in need  were selected to be part of the new cohorts. Cohots 2 and 3 have successfully initiated the program, and thanks to the generosity of donors we have managed to provide them with full and partial scholarships. 

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Julissa age 35 and with two children was unemployed and with no source of income when she entered the program. She is passionate about cooking and dreamed of starting her own bussiness using platains which are commonly grown in the Choco region she comes from. She had an initial idea of selling traditional ¨patacones¨ with meat. While she was taking courses on creative cooking and inspiration, she not only learned how to prepare unknown products for her such as eggplant, but further developed her creativity such that she came up with unique fillings for the platains. Additionally, she was very concerned with the situation of other women as herself who were unemployed. As part of the Design Thinking course she took in the program, she developed a prototype of a social venture geared towards solving this social issue by selling  fried platains with unique fillings.

Asides from Julissa´s story we have successfully empowered women like Maria a Venezuelan single inmigrant mon who was unemployed and devasted and who has managed to not only secure a job but become an empowered women who is working on her dream of starting her own pastry shop.

Women have finalized the Inspiration Phase of the program becoming equipped with empowerement, design thinking and personal development skills that have inspired them to launch prototypes of products or services in the food industry. Currently they are gaining tecniques in cooking and pastry, as well as leadership development skills. Soon our students will start to incorporate these skills into their prototypes.

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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. 

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Juana

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.

 

You can consult more information or follow us at:

http://corporacionsuperarse.org/site/cocina_escuela/

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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.

more information in:     http://corporacionsuperarse.org/site/cocina_escuela/

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Corporacion Superarse

Location: Medellin, Antioquia - Colombia
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Twitter: @corsuperarse
Project Leader:
Ana Palacio
Executive director
Medellin, Antioquia Colombia
$27,190 raised of $50,000 goal
 
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