Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia

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Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
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Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia

Project Report | Nov 29, 2018
Our program in Bolivar has begun thanks to you!

By Ana Margarita Velasquez | Executive Director

Youngsters working on their project canvas
Youngsters working on their project canvas

ENGLISH VERSION

Last October we finished our race to Global Giving successfully and achieved almost 90% of the funding necessary for the first phase of our project: Empowering 100 Youngsters for Work in Colombia. This phase aims to develop a program to train the first 25 youngsters, located near the city of Cartagena.

With the funding that we received, we developed a program for soft skills, entrepreneurship, and practical training on bakery. This report aims to document the progress of the program so far.

The profile of the target population is the following:

Young men between the ages of 16 and 23. They all come from vulnerable communities from the Caribbean coast, where poverty is predominant. These young men come from neighborhoods with invisible frontiers ruled by gangs, violence, and drugs. Most of them come from broken homes, or from rural zones affected by violence. All of them have committed a fault being minors, and have been sentenced by a judge to comply with a restoring punishment. The 25 we are working with are deprived of freedom. 

The main areas of investment have been structured as follows:

  • Project Management – 15%
  • Workshops for Soft Skills – 25%
  • Workshops for Entrepreneurship – 30%
  • Workshop material (paper, printing, pencils, cooking utensils, etc) – 5%
  • Practical Training in Bakery - Donated by ally company
  • Merchandising – 5%
  • Travel and trasnportation expenses – 15%
  • Follow up and measurement – 5%

So far, these young men have participated 5 workshops for soft skills in topicas such as assertive communication and conflict resolution, 2 for entrepreneurship where each one of them is creating their own business idea and model, and 2 practical trainings in bakery where they are learning how to make exquisite deserts and pastries. We have two weeks left in the intensive program, that will end with a visit to the factory that produces all the raw materials for baking, mainly wheat flour and other complementary ingredients. This will be considered an academic visit that will not only show them how these materials are produced, but also how a company of this magnitude is run.

The program started officially in the end of August and will end the first week of December.

 

SPANISH VERSION

En octubre pasado, terminamos con éxito nuestra carrera hacia Global Giving y obtuvimos casi el 90% de los fondos necesarios para la primera fase de nuestro proyecto: Empoderar a 100 jóvenes para el trabajo y Emprendimiento en Colombia. Esta fase tiene como objetivo desarrollar un programa para capacitar a los primeros 25 jóvenes, ubicados cerca de la ciudad de Cartagena. Con los fondos que recibimos, desarrollamos un programa para habilidades blandas, emprendimiento y capacitación práctica en panadería.

Este informe tiene como objetivo documentar el progreso del programa hasta el momento. El perfil de la población objetivo es el siguiente: Hombres jóvenes entre las edades de 16 y 23 años. Todos provienen de comunidades vulnerables de la costa Caribe, donde predomina la pobreza. Estos jóvenes provienen de barrios con fronteras invisibles gobernadas por pandillas, violencia y drogas. La mayoría de ellos provienen de hogares disfuncionales o de áreas rurales afectadas por la violencia. Todos ellos han cometido faltas siendo menores de edad, y han sido condenados por un juez para cumplir con una sanción restaurativa y se encuentran privados de la libertad.

Las principales áreas de inversión se han estructurado de la siguiente manera:

  • Gestión de proyectos - 15%
  • Talleres para habilidades blandas – 25%
  • Talleres para el emprendimiento - 30%
  • Talleres prácticos de panadería (donados por una empresa aliada)
  • Material del taller (papel, impresión, lápices, utensilios de cocina, etc.) - 5%
  • Merchandising - 5%
  • Gastos de transporte y transporte - 15%.
  • Seguimiento y medición - 5%.

Hasta ahora, estos jóvenes han participado en 5 talleres de habilidades blandas, 2 talleres de emprendimiento y 2 capacitaciones prácticas en panadería. Nos quedan dos semanas en el programa intensivo, que terminará con una visita a la fábrica que produce todas las materias primas para panadería, principalmente harina de trigo y otros ingredientes complementarios. Esto se considerará una visita académica que no solo les mostrará cómo se producen estos materiales, sino también cómo se maneja una empresa de esta magnitud. 

El programa comenzó oficialmente a fines de agosto y finalizará la primera semana de diciembre.

Investement Round
Investement Round
Program inauguration - receiving their kits
Program inauguration - receiving their kits
Bakery Workshop - delicious cookies
Bakery Workshop - delicious cookies
Bakery workshop - making Pionono desert
Bakery workshop - making Pionono desert
Martin - touch one life. He wants to own a bakery.
Martin - touch one life. He wants to own a bakery.
Isaac. He wants to own a restaurant.
Isaac. He wants to own a restaurant.
Together, we touch their lives.
Together, we touch their lives.
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Location: Bogota - Colombia
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Project Leader:
Henry Olarte
Bogota , Colombia
$29,162 raised of $50,000 goal
 
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