My name is Mat( no real name). I am 20 years old and I am the second of three brothers. I was under Protection Measure by the ICBF (Colombian Institute of Family Welfare) in the Externado Modality from February 2009 until December 2011, because my parents were street vendors, they went out to offer their products with my brother and sister and me, exposing ourselves to multiple risks in the streets of the city of Medellín.
During my childhood we lived very difficult situations in the home because my parents were also consumers of psychoactive substances. However, thanks to the support of the Overcoming Corporation, today my parents have been rehabilitated and our home is strengthened.
I finished my high school in 2014, but I have not been able to continue my studies because my older brother and I support our parents with the support of the home, I am currently working on a road improvement project.
I have skills for singing and musical composition and my great dream is to study Musical Production or Sound Engineering, to share with the youth of the world a message of encouragement and motivation to move forward overcoming all obstacles.
So today I want to invite you to believe in me and the possibility that there is a way to transform the lives of many young people who, like me, want to build a different society. You can be sure that with your contribution you will be helping me to make my dream come true!!!
Autonomous life program
This year, the Youth Database that has gone through the Internal and Extinction Modalities of the Corporación Superarse, reporting to date, 140 children, adolescents, youth and adults. All with many wishes to study or form your company.
- The age range is between 10 and 35 years, which implies different needs and interests and demands in turn the strengthening of cultural, social, sports and academic support networks.
- 25% of young people are in extra-age to study, which means a gap in age and level of schooling, requiring access to special academic programs.
- Many of these young people are in family situations with difficult economic conditions that imply the early start of their working life. However, they usually access informal job offers, as a consequence of their school level or their social communication skills that affect their performance in selection processes.
- Our achievements and / or progress during the current year:
Thanks to educational agreements with institutions such as SENA, CEIPA, CESDE, CENSA, Gran Colombiano Polytechnic, Jaime Isaza Cadavid Polytechnic and Presence Colombo Suiza, to date we have young people in formation in Higher Education Institutions, to 18 young people:
- 1 student of Audiovisual Communication at the Polytechnic Jaime Isaza Cadavid
- 1 student of Computer Engineering at the Jaime Isaza Cadavid Polytechnic (3rd semester)
- 1 student of Psychology at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (4th semester)
- 2 student in Business Administration at CEIPA (4th semester), with recognition for excellent academic performance
- 1 student in Technician in Operation of Events in CENSA (2nd semester)
- 1 student in the Auxiliary Nursing Program - CENSA
- 1 student in practice of the Operator in Clothing Machines in Sportswear and Interior - SENA
- 1 young man admitted to the Control Engineering program at the National University to start in the first semester of 2018.
- 2 students successfully completing their high school
- 1 young graduate as a Technician in Electricity, who started his job search.
- 6 young people participating in the Talent Training Program, led by Comfama and the Mayor's Office of Medellin, in the lines of "access to higher education" and "support in the search for employment"
In support of the business enterprise, the Corporación Superarse, support for a young man with the sum of $ 850, given on loan for the consolidation of a family clothing business, in which the mother and grandmother of the young man participate. Thanks to this loan, they designed 620 shorts, which are currently selling.
As a strategy to increase the participation and involvement of young people in the autonomous life program, a Point System was established through which commitment, availability, availability and support are recognized, with a portable computer for the final award. young person who has obtained the highest score.