During the first trimester of 2012 we decided to join the virtual fundraising platform Globalgiving. Our goal was to work with people with disabilities through ICT trainings that develop their skills and competences in order for them to be able to take advantage of personal, familiar, social and economic development opportunities.
We gathered all the documents necessary for the Due Dilligence, accomplished the Challenge and started working to achieve our goal. During 2012 we trained more than 90 people with different disabilities, some of them are hearing impaired, some are blind, and the others have cognitive and physical disabilities.
But that´s not all, in alliance with our partners, we made a 30 hours course in a multimedia specially designed for hearing and visually impaired people. The multimedia teaches them basic concepts of the use of computers such as the use of the mouse, the different parts of the computer, the use of the keyboard, etc. This multimedia aims to be a resource in libraries and telecentres open to the public.
One of the characteristics that make our trainings special is that we´ve trained nearly 20 teachers and librarians specializing them in teaching people with disabilities. Three of our teachers have the same disabilities as theirs students, this makes the connection among them stronger and helps the understanding of the students’ needs.
The resources mobilized through Globalgiving have also served to the creation of new content such as booklets in braille and in sign language that facilitate the learning for deaf and blind students.
All this amazing work couldn’t have been possible without the support of all of our donors. We want to thank you all for sharing for the inclusion of people with disabilities in Colombia. We appreciate your help by sharing the message.
Thank you once again and ¡Happy Holidays!