Improving the rural education in Colombia

by Fundacion Barco
Improving the rural education in Colombia
Improving the rural education in Colombia
Improving the rural education in Colombia
Improving the rural education in Colombia
Improving the rural education in Colombia
Improving the rural education in Colombia
Improving the rural education in Colombia
Improving the rural education in Colombia
Improving the rural education in Colombia
Improving the rural education in Colombia
Improving the rural education in Colombia
Improving the rural education in Colombia
Improving the rural education in Colombia
Improving the rural education in Colombia
Improving the rural education in Colombia
Improving the rural education in Colombia
Improving the rural education in Colombia
Improving the rural education in Colombia
Improving the rural education in Colombia
Improving the rural education in Colombia

Project Report | Mar 15, 2024
Building a Future with ESCALA

By Claudia Vergara | Alliance Coordinator

Working in the Life Project
Working in the Life Project

Transforming lives through career guidance in rural areas

The Justiniano Echevarria Rural Educational Institution, situated in El Águila, Valle del Cauca (Colombia), is a participant in ESCALA, a program aimed to help rural students to stay in school and figure out their career path. We are engaged in guiding students through their journey of career exploration.

At this school, we concentrated on the personal growth of 120 students from various socioeconomic backgrounds. We assist them in shaping their life goals, and we're glad to see a rise in their ability to envision their aspirations. This has positively impacted their choices regarding jobs and further education opportunities.

Our efforts have contributed to students setting their goals, crucial for sustaining motivation and focus, particularly in an environment where opportunities may seem scarce. These goals not only help their personal and professional growth but also their development, both individually and within the community.

Also, throughout the program, we have provided training to 7 teachers on the utilization and management of guidance materials, with a keen focus on addressing the unique challenges encountered by our rural students.

 

Testimony:

…"And we realized that despite noticing the initial sadness and perhaps the demotivation of the students who started the program, today we have a different history because through this same evaluation we realized that they changed their way of thinking and they see in the program more than an academic model, an opportunity to express themselves and redirect their projects towards the future...

...What did you like most about this program? In every educational process, it is important to include families because they are the engine and the driving force of these young people. In the program, the opportunity was given for families to implement certain strategies that were included there. It was important to see the change in mentality of families through the process. This year, immediately after it ended, in 2023, we realized from the closure of the program with the young people that it was important to find in them those decisions and those opportunities that both the educational sector and the family sector provided."

Teacher from the Justiniano Echavarría educational institution in the municipality of El Águila, Valle.

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Transformando vidas a través de la orientación profesional en zonas rurales

La Institución Educativa Rural Justiniano Echavarría, ubicada en el Águila del Valle del Cauca (Colombia), hace parte de Escala, programa con el cual contribuimos a la permanencia escolar y al desarrollo de los estudiantes de zonas rurales. Allí estamos trabajando con los estudiantes en su proceso para encontrar su orientación profesional.

Nos enfocamos en el desarrollo personal de 120 de sus estudiantes, quienes vienen de contextos socioeconómicos diversos y complejos. Trabajamos con ellos en sus proyectos de vida, y con satisfacción identificamos un aumento en su capacidad para visualizar sus objetivos y aspiraciones personales, lo que ha influido positivamente en sus decisiones futuras frente al empleo y a las posibilidades de continuar sus estudios.

Hemos contribuido a que los estudiantes se planteen metas, fundamental para mantener su motivación y enfoque, especialmente en un entorno donde las oportunidades pueden parecer limitadas. Estas metas alcanzables no solo impulsan su crecimiento personal y profesional, sino que fomentan un desarrollo sostenible a lo largo del tiempo, tanto a nivel individual como comunitario.

 Durante el programa capacitamos a 7 docentes en el uso y manejo del material orientativo, con especial atención a las particularidades y desafíos que enfrentan nuestros estudiantes rurales.

Testimonio:

“Y nos dimos cuenta de que a pesar de que en un inicio notábamos la tristeza y de pronto la desmotivación de las personas que iniciaron, de los jóvenes que iniciaron el programa, hoy día pues recogemos un muy buen fruto porque a través de esta misma evaluación nos dimos cuenta de que cambiaron muchísimo su modo de pensar y vieron en el programa más que un modelo académico, una oportunidad de expresarse y de que se pudieran expresar en el programa. Y redireccionar sus proyectos al futuro…

…¿Qué es lo que más te ha gustado de este programa? En todo proceso educativo es importante incluir a las familias porque son el motor y el empuje de estos jóvenes. En el programa se dio la oportunidad para que las familias implementaran ciertas estrategias que allí se incluían. Fue importante ver el cambio de mentalidad de las familias a través del proceso. Este año inmediatamente terminado, el 2023, nos dimos cuenta a partir del cierre del programa con los jóvenes que fue importante encontrar en ellos esas decisiones y esas oportunidades que tanto el sector educativo le brindó como el sector familiar.

Docente de la institución educativa Justiniano Echavarría del municipio del Águila Valle

 

Comparte esta iniciativa con tus amigos y familiares. Únete para convertir esta iniciativa en una realidad para la educación y el progreso de los jóvenes rurales. Tu apoyo es esencial para seguir impulsando este importante trabajo y construir un futuro mejor para estas comunidades. Ayúdanos a hacer posible más proyectos como este contribuyendo en la plataforma de donaciones GlobalGiving.

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Fundacion Barco

Location: Bogota - Colombia
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Project Leader:
Claudia Vergara
Bogota , Colombia
$7,965 raised of $15,000 goal
 
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