Re-empower 130+ local educators in rural Colombia

by Fundacion SOLE Colombia Vetted since 2018 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit


SOLE Colombia promotes Self-Organized Learning to tackle the lack of quality education across rural Colombia. To continue our upscale strategy, we want to create an online course to inspire and train a pilot group of 130+ educators living in 26 rural regions where demobilized ex-combatants have settled. These educators will empower their communities to learn how to learn collaboratively using the Internet. Our goal is to reach the 180 municipalities most affected by the armed conflict.

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Good teachers do not reach the remote places where they are needed the most. According to the National Coordinator of Education for Peace, over 300,000 youth aged 15-24 live in the conflict-affected regions. Of those rural, indigenous and afro-descendant boys and girls, more than half dropped out from primary school; 1 in 5 finished high-school, and 1 in 20 entered some form of higher education. This project will train 130+ educators who will enable 3,900+ youth to learn how to learn.


Self-Organized Learning Environments has proven to be a powerful tool to develop autonomy, curiosity, collaboration, critical thinking, tech fluency and generally, to have fun. In the past 4 years, we have witnessed how these skills enable communities to solve their real-life challenges. With an online course, we will reach many more local educators, quicker and cheaper. This course will motivate them to be 21st-century facilitators by using SOLE to bring their communities together to learn.

Long-Term Impact

We envision a 5 year-long upscale that will reach the 180 municipalities mentioned, by opening and spreading the online course to train 10,000+ educators and local leaders to set up and facilitate SOLEs across the country. This effect will empower 300,000 people, their families, and communities, to be self-reliant and most importantly, to own their future.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information

Fundacion SOLE Colombia

Location: Bogota, Bogota D.C. - Colombia
Website: http:/​/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @solecolombia
Project Leader:
Sanjay Fernandes
Bogota, Bogota D.C. Colombia
$6,286 raised of $10,200 goal
71 donations
$3,914 to go
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