SUPERATEC's (Personal growth through technology) intends to transform the lives of 4000 people of underprivileged communities throughout Venezuela with digital inclusion, human development and a job bank. SUPERATEC is member of the CDIs global network, a pioneer of the digital inclusion movement in Latin America. CDI innovative socio-educational methodology promotes the use of technology as a tool to transform lives and communities through active citizenship.
Venezuela, in spite of being an oil producing county, the nation's marginalized communities confronts debilitating social problems including teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, gang-related violence, unemployment, domestic violence, and digital divide. Superatec offers a training program to these communities to enhance job placement, digital inclusion and entrepreneurship opportunities.
SUPERATEC program utilizes a non conventional, integrated curriculum. The human development program covers topics such as ethics, goal-setting, personal initiative, change and conflict management, effective communications, teamwork and leadership. Course work includes oratory sessions to teach the students voice projection, eye contact and body language. The technology training courses focus on Microsoft Office, internet navigation, systems architecture, hardware and software installation.
Since 2002, SUPERATEC has benefited more than 23 thousand people from low-income communities, including mostly youth, but also parents, teachers and community leaders who desires to learn and develop technological skills. This project will benefit 4000 people directly through our network of training centers throughout 7 states in Venezuela, indirectly 16,000.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
SUPERATEC's Web Site
Activities in SUPERATEC's Catia Center 2012