Inclusion for People with Disabilities in Colombia

Mar 20, 2013

The start of 2013: great results for inclusion thr

Group of students with disabilities
Group of students with disabilities

It is a great satisfaction for Makaia to be able to work in the inclusion of people with disabilities in Colombia. We have a strong belief in the big impact that ICT can have in a lot of aspects in our lives. For a person with disabilities, the advance of technology has the potential to have an even more important effect.

Thanks to the donations you have made it is possible for almost 89 people with disabilities to say that they have learned new skills by using ICT and that their possibilities are a lot more now that they received training. We have trained almost 25 trainers, some of whom have impairments as well so they can communicate better with the students and better understand their needs. Nearly 10 institutions and libraries have received our materials and guidance in the training and support of people with disabilities.

With the funds we have raised, we built one multimedia that can be used anywhere from people with hearing impairment and trains them in the basic use of computers. This multimedia is free to use, Makaia has encouraged a lot of Colombian libraries to use it whenever a deaf person approaches for help. You can run the multimedia by clicking here.

Another great advance we have done thanks to your donations is the participation for the construction of a second multimedia that is not yet finished. This multimedia is possible thanks to the alliances we have done with other institutions that work in the ICT adoption field.  

This year, we are planning to continue giving people with disabilities the possibility to be included through the use of ICT. We encourage you to donate and to spread the word of the great work Makaia has been doing.

We strongly believe that ICT is a great way to generate inclusion within society. Please share this report with your family and friends so they get to know the amazing things that can be achieved with the support of people like you.

Once again thank you!


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Location: Medellin, Antioquia - Colombia
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Alejandra Schmalbach
Medellin, Antioquia Colombia

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