Project #19637

Education in Colombia to eradicate poverty

by Corporacion Superarse


The aim of the project is to enable 33 young beneficiaries of the Corporacion Superarse to achieve capacities and skills for an autonomous life, thanks to the orientation, scholarship, and human and social accompaniment that we offer them. We believe that the education and the access to formal jobs are the best options to achieve a new generation of citizen responsible and critical, so that it will distance durably poverty, violence and drug-addiction issues.
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A prolonged armed conflict has brought negative impacts to our country such as displacement, violence, poverty (46% of the population live in poverty -PND, 2010), child labor (13% of the Colombian children work - UNICEF, 2013). Finally, only 35.3% of children have the chance to enroll in higher education and a great part of the job remains informal (evaluated from 16 to 53%), which perpetuates the cycle of poverty and vulnerability faced by Colombian children.


With this Project, we will answer to violence and vulnerability by education and the possibility to have an autonomous life. It enables us to conclude the work of integral care that we leaded with our children. We will work on four steps: stimulation and motivation about the benefit of education, accompaniment to choose the best studies option according to the youngs profile, education (thanks to the scholarship that we offer), and monitoring and preparation of the young for the working life.

Long-Term Impact

These young people will have the possibility to access higher education and formal jobs, so that it will distance them on the long-term from drug, prostitution, armed-conflict, robbery and undesired pregnancies, etc. They are the citizens of tomorrow, and we want them to be parted of a more equitable society. We believe that a good citizenship is built on education, critical sense, responsibility and autonomy. We are convinced that this program will help them to achieve it.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).



Organization Information

Corporacion Superarse

Location: Medellin, Antioquia - Colombia
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Lina Castrillon
Medellin, Antioquia Colombia
$500 raised of $2,500 goal
13 donations
$2,000 to go
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