In times of crisis, information saves life. Venezuelas coming to Colombia need the right digital skills to access and discern information that can help them improve their living conditions. MAKAIA has studied the situation from the information point of view and found that most Venezuelans in Medelin don't know where and how to access social services such as health, education, housing and food. Information is available but they don't have the have the time, resources or knowledge to access it.
Venezuelan migrants in Colombia face important barriers to access information that could help them with their economic and social development. Digital and media skills are essential to find the help and social services they need. However in many cases they don't have the right skills and don't know the right information sources to find them. The lack of access to these tools denies them the possibility to fully seize opportunities that can improve their lives and to cope with a migrant crisis.
The Project comprehends a coordinated work with other organizations in order to offer digital and media training as a relevant tool for Venezuelans in Medellin to improve their knowledge and opportunities that guides them toward their integral development. Additionally the project includes the development and use of an App, which has specifically being designed to reduce information gaps among Venezuelans living in Colombia.
The project will educate 500 Venezuelans allowing to accessing the right information, at the right time so they can maximize their economic, personal and educational opportunities in Colombia. All of the above enables Venezuelan migrants in Colombia to have an active role in the society and reduce the opportunity access gap they face in their daily lives. Furthermore, it will help the regain the course of their lives.