Empowering 100 youngsters for work in Colombia

by Fundacion ROFE Toca una Vida Vetted since 2018
Empowering 100 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 100 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 100 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 100 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 100 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 100 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 100 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 100 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 100 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 100 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 100 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 100 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 100 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 100 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 100 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 100 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 100 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 100 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 100 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 100 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 100 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 100 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 100 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 100 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 100 youngsters for work in Colombia

Summary

The project aims to reduce the relapse of youth offenders as, statistically, this rate drops from 50% to 7% when they have access to employment. In the next quarter, Fundacion ROFE will implement ad hoc training programs for 25 youth offenders (100 per year) covering 3 areas: 1-Soft skills - leadership, teamwork, conflict resolution, communication skills; 2-Hard skills - entrepreneurship, management, basic finance, marketing; 3-Specialized crafts - bakery, cosmetics, and handicrafts.

$10,000
total goal
$919
remaining
78
donors
1
monthly donor
5
months

Challenge

There are over 12,000 youth offenders currently in Colombia. These are young men and women who have commited a felony before reaching the age of 18 and are sactioned for it. More than 50% of the crimes are homicides, and the remaining ones mainly to theft and traffic of illegal substances. Five out of ten offenders relapse within the first 12 months of freedom, causing a huge effect both socially and economically. Our goal is to work with 100 of them in the first year, 25 per quarter.

Solution

The rate of revidicism of youth offenders decreases 9 times, from 50% to 5-7%, when they work. Fundacion ROFE has designed an integral program that provides tools for them to gain experience and knowledge and increase the opportunities for employment or pursuing their own entrepreneurial projects, with follow up. This will also allow them to subsist in a dignified manner and project a new future for them, their families, and become a role model for other people in their communities.

Long-Term Impact

Colombia has adhered to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and has established its agenda for 2030. This project aims to impact, in one year, the lives of 100 youth offenders, and indirectly their families and communities. Empowering these young men and women so they can subsist in a dignified manner will mean less poverty, less homicides, and less theft. This will, in the long term, contribute to the achievement of the country's SDG, and will have a positive impact socially and economically.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​tocaunavida.org/​
Organization website
Institutional video of the foundation in Spanish

Organization Information

Fundacion ROFE Toca una Vida

Location: Bogota - Colombia
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @tocaunavida
Project Leader:
anthony fala
Bogota, Colombia
$9,081 raised of $10,000 goal
 
87 donations
$919 to go
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