Tech: key to re-empower 42 surviving communities

by Fundacion SOLE Colombia
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Tech: key to re-empower 42 surviving communities
Tech: key to re-empower 42 surviving communities
Tech: key to re-empower 42 surviving communities
Tech: key to re-empower 42 surviving communities
Tech: key to re-empower 42 surviving communities
Tech: key to re-empower 42 surviving communities
Tech: key to re-empower 42 surviving communities
Tech: key to re-empower 42 surviving communities
Tech: key to re-empower 42 surviving communities
Tech: key to re-empower 42 surviving communities
Tech: key to re-empower 42 surviving communities
Tech: key to re-empower 42 surviving communities
Tech: key to re-empower 42 surviving communities
Tech: key to re-empower 42 surviving communities
Tech: key to re-empower 42 surviving communities
Tech: key to re-empower 42 surviving communities
Tech: key to re-empower 42 surviving communities
Tech: key to re-empower 42 surviving communities
Tech: key to re-empower 42 surviving communities
Tech: key to re-empower 42 surviving communities
Tech: key to re-empower 42 surviving communities

Project Report | Feb 28, 2023
The power of history we are making

By Belen Sevilla Morillo | Project and Community Gardener

Eliza, SOLE Ambassador in Antioquia
Eliza, SOLE Ambassador in Antioquia

Happy New Year 2023!

In 2022 we made a dream come true: to travel to the communities in Colombia most affected by the war to carry out our particular way of building peace. Because practicing a new way of learning, conversing and taking action together, using the internet, has its maximum power and splendor when we talk about reducing differences, getting closer to each other, making ourselves more human and better, thanks to finding each other. and know us equal.

Do you want to know some stories? Let's go there!

Eliza is a SOLE Ambassador located in a community in Antioquia. She is very sweet, tender, sensitive. There is a lot of care in her sensitivity. She is “berraca, echá p’alante”, slang in Colombia for a gutty, clever, brave, determined, persevering woman. Sociable, he loves to talk and open her heart. Learning is hope for her, she enjoys signing up for courses of the program in which he learned to do SOLE. We have become friends! Eliza learned how to do SOLE in her community thanks to this project. She lets her house so that groups of children and adults who wanted to investigate Big Questions could do so. When we asked Eliza how she felt after her first SOLE session she said something like “now I am no longer anyone's wife, my community recognizes me”. She is learning to bake, she loves cooking and dancing.

Judith is a SOLE Explorer in Valle del Cauca, she is the support of the regional coordinator within the programs implemented in her region. Judith is a very outspoken woman. She is the one who speaks in the most Cali-way without being Cali native, she is the adoptive daughter of a region that embraces her and makes her feel at home. She knows her community, she thinks about her people, she knows how to unite them, what they like. She is very direct, she does not beat around the bush. She sounds harsh at times, but when you kind to know her, you realize she is full of care in her words and actions. In addition, he has a very good humor…. and sometimes dyes it black. Based on her testimony at one of the project meetings, we found out that she had promoted the use of the SOLE methodology in the other lines of work within the project. That's when we learned that she also recognizes the power of using the Internet in a group to learn, discuss and take action together. The power to make SOLE.

The Ambassador Cocktails in the project serve to share experiences, learnings, difficulties and solutions among SOLE Ambassadors. Also in these spaces we find ourselves as humans. We experienced fear due to armed strikes when the Ambassadors shared with us how they were living through those moments of anguish and what they clung to to make the situation more bearable. At the same time one of them, Jorge, showed us the baby fish that he carried in a bag, while he crossed his region in a bus to scare away the sorrows of his companions.

Isn't it amazing? It is inevitable to get in tune, vibrate at the same frequency, express our solidarity and our affection, enter the other's heart and let one's own enter.

Because when we learn together, age, condition, or the point in life where we find ourselves, or the money we have, or where we live, no longer matter. When we learn together we become children again, we let ourselves be carried away by curiosity, we open our hearts and we are capable of what we thought was impossible, vibrating in the best version of ourselves.

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¡Feliz año 2023!

En 2022 hicimos un sueño realidad: viajar a las comunidades de Colombia más castigadas por la guerra para llevar nuestra manera particular de construir la paz. Porque practicar una nueva forma de aprender, dialogar y tomar acción juntos, usando internet, tiene su máxima potencia y esplendor cuando hablamos de reducir las diferencias, de acercarnos unos a otros, de hacernos más humanos, y mejores, gracias a encontrarnos en el otro y sabernos iguales. 

¿Queréis conocer algunas historias? ¡Vamos allá!

Eliza es Embajadora SOLE en una comunidad de Antioquia. Es muy dulce y tierna, sensible. Hay mucho de cuidado en su sensibilidad. Es una mujer berraca y echada pa’lante. Sociable, le encanta hablar y abrir su corazón. Aprender es su ilusión, disfruta apuntándose a los cursos del programa en el que aprendió a hacer SOLE. ¡Nos hemos hecho amigos! Eliza aprendió a hacer SOLE en su comunidad gracias a este proyecto. Prestaba su casa para que los grupos de niños y adultos que querían investigar sobre Grandes Preguntas pudieran hacerlo. Cuando preguntamos a Eliza cómo se había sentido después de su primera sesión de SOLE dijo algo como “ahora ya no soy la esposa de nadie, mi comunidad me reconoce”. Está aprendiendo a hacer repostería, le encanta cocinar y bailar. 

Judith es Exploradora SOLE en Valle del Cauca y es el apoyo de la coordinadora regional con los programas que se implementan en su región. Judith es una mujer muy franca. Es la que habla más caleño sin ser caleña, es hija adoptiva de una región que la abraza y la hace sentir en casa. Conoce su comunidad, piensa en su gente, sabe cómo unirlos, qué les gusta. Es muy directa, no se va con rodeos. A veces suena dura, pero, cuando la conoces, sabes que está llena de cuidado en sus palabras y acciones. Además, tiene muy buen humor…. y a veces lo tiñe de negro. Por cuenta de su testimonio en una de las reuniones del proyecto, nos enteramos de que había promocionado la utilización de la metodología SOLE en las demás líneas del proyecto. Es entonces cuando supimos que ella también reconoce el poder que tiene usar el Internet en grupo para aprender, dialogar y tomar acción juntos. El poder de hacer SOLE.

Los Cocteles de Embajadores en el proyecto sirve para que se pongan en común las experiencias, aprendizajes, dificultades y soluciones entre los Embajadores SOLE. También en estos espacios nos encontramos como humanos. Durante el proyecto experimentamos miedo por los paros armados, los Embajadores nos contaban cómo vivían esos momentos de angustia y a qué se aferraban para hacer más llevadera la situación. Al mismo tiempo uno de ellos, Jorge, nos mostraba los peces bebé que llevaba en una bolsa, mientras atravesaba su región en un bus para espantar las penas de sus compañeros. 

¿No es increíble? Es inevitable entrar en sintonía, vibrar en la misma frecuencia, expresar nuestra solidaridad y nuestro cariño, entrar en el corazón del otro y dejar entrar en el propio. 

Porque cuando aprendemos juntos ya no importa la edad, ni la condición, ni el punto de la vida en el que nos encontramos, ni el dinero que tenemos, ni dónde vivimos. Cuando aprendemos juntos volvemos a ser niños, nos dejamos llevar por la curiosidad, abrimos nuestro corazón y somos capaces de lo que creímos imposible, vibrando en la mejor versión de nosotros mismos.

Recarga tu SOLE in Montes de Maria
Recarga tu SOLE in Montes de Maria
2nd Ambassadors Cocktail
2nd Ambassadors Cocktail

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Location: Bogota, Bogota D.C. - Colombia
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Sanjay Fernandes
Bogota , Bogota D.C. Colombia
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