Bring digital technology to 300 Colombian farmers

by FUNDACION MAS POR TIC
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Bring digital technology to 300 Colombian farmers
Bring digital technology to 300 Colombian farmers
Bring digital technology to 300 Colombian farmers
Bring digital technology to 300 Colombian farmers
Bring digital technology to 300 Colombian farmers
Bring digital technology to 300 Colombian farmers
Bring digital technology to 300 Colombian farmers
Bring digital technology to 300 Colombian farmers
Bring digital technology to 300 Colombian farmers
Bring digital technology to 300 Colombian farmers
Bring digital technology to 300 Colombian farmers
Bring digital technology to 300 Colombian farmers
Bring digital technology to 300 Colombian farmers
Bring digital technology to 300 Colombian farmers
Bring digital technology to 300 Colombian farmers
Bring digital technology to 300 Colombian farmers
Bring digital technology to 300 Colombian farmers
Bring digital technology to 300 Colombian farmers
Bring digital technology to 300 Colombian farmers
Bring digital technology to 300 Colombian farmers
Bring digital technology to 300 Colombian farmers
Bring digital technology to 300 Colombian farmers
Bring digital technology to 300 Colombian farmers
Bring digital technology to 300 Colombian farmers
Bring digital technology to 300 Colombian farmers
Bring digital technology to 300 Colombian farmers
Bring digital technology to 300 Colombian farmers
Bring digital technology to 300 Colombian farmers
Bring digital technology to 300 Colombian farmers
Bootcamp Piloto - Santander, Colombia
Bootcamp Piloto - Santander, Colombia

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Hello Mas Por TIC community, friends, and donors,

We want to acknowledge you because thanks to you we are less than 400 dollars away from reaching our crowdfunding goal in GlobalGiving. As we told you the previous time, we remain committed to the transformation of the countryside and the connection between the countryside and the city, strengthening rural youth. One of our main projects in terms of strengthening skills and empowering young people in areas with difficult access to education, is the camp for rural youth that we have called "1,2,3 by ICT". This is why in recent months we have carried out two pilot camps for rural youth in the departments of Cundinamarca and Santander in Colombia, in the municipalities of Anolaima and Matanza, respectively. In each of these municipalities, work was carried out in a rural school, impacting around 40 young people.

Within this pilot, 3 sessions per week with a total duration of 3 weeks were delivered with the students in each of the educational institutions, allowing us to learn first-hand the realities, challenges and expectations that young people face in education and more in the rural sector.

Given the welcome and interest on the part of the students who participated in the pilot test, the Fundación Más por TIC has decided to continue with the entire camp program “1, 2, 3 X TIC” (Thank you, since your contributions make it possible continue with this), however, for reasons of accompaniment by the educational institutions, we can only continue in one of the two schools, so in future reports we will be telling you more about this exercise and its participants. Also, as this camp becomes the hotbed of rural transformation for Más Por TIC, we will open a crowdfunding project solely for this, where we will notify you in advance.

As is our philosophy, we also carry out an immersion with the rural communities of Lenguazaque and Silvania in Cundinamarca, seeking solutions to problems with which these communities are affected in their daily activities.

In Silvania, a co-creation exercise was developed to identify alternatives for rural women from the community of Norway. For this, we had the participation of young university students (from the city of Bogotá), allied foundations and the team of the Fundación Más por TIC, who travelled to the territory. There we were able to learn about the realities and problems that these women face in their day to day, allowing young university students to become aware and learn about the realities of the territories from the voices of the protagonists, in this way they could pose the challenges and solutions that meet the needs of the community, such as issues of economic independence, teamwork and women's leadership.

In Lenguazaque, immersion seeks to identify opportunities to experience new technological solutions in the production processes developed by rural communities in said sector, thus training them and promoting the use of new alternatives that favour their daily work.

Thank you for allowing us to do so many amazing things and be part of the Más Por TIC community. You have no idea how much growth we have achieved and the opportunities we will take.

 If you want to know more in detail about everything we are doing, write to us at info@masportic.org and follow our social networks.

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Hola comunidad Más Por TIC, amigos y donantes,

Queremos agradecer porque gracias a ustedes estamos a menos de 400 dólares para alcanzar nuestra meta de crowdfunding en GlobalGiving. Como les comentamos la vez anterior, seguimos comprometidos con la transformación del campo y la conexión entre el campo y la ciudad fortaleciendo las juventudes rurales. Uno de nuestros principales proyectos en cuanto al fortalecimiento de habilidades y empoderamiento a jóvenes en zonas de difícil acceso a la educación, es el campamento para jóvenes rurales que hemos denominado “1,2,3 x TIC”. Es por esto que durante los últimos meses realizamos dos campamentos pilotos para jóvenes rurales en los departamentos de Cundinamarca y Santander de Colombia en los municipios de Anolaima y Matanza respectivamente. En cada uno de estos municipios se trabajó en una escuela rural, impactando alrededor de 40 jóvenes.

Dentro de este piloto se trabajaron con los estudiantes 3 sesiones por semana con una duración total de 3 semanas en cada una de las instituciones educativas, permitiéndonos conocer de primera mano las realidades, desafíos y expectativas con las que se enfrentan los jóvenes en la educación y más desde el sector rural.

Dada la acogida e interés por parte de los estudiantes que participaron en la prueba piloto, la Fundación Más por TIC, ha decidido continuar con todo el programa del campamento “1, 2, 3 X TIC” (Gracias, ya que tus aportes hacen posible continuar con esto), sin embargo, por razones de acompañamiento por parte de las instituciones educativas, solo podemos continuar en una de las dos escuelas, así que en próximos informes les estaremos contando más sobre este ejercicio y sus participantes. También como este campamento se vuelve el semillero de transformación rural para Más Por TIC, abriremos un proyecto crowdfunding únicamente para esto, en donde te avisaremos con tiempo.

Como es nuestra filosofía, también realizamos una inmersión con las comunidades rurales de Lenguazaque y Silvania Cundinamarca, buscando soluciones a problemáticas con las que estas comunidades se ven afectadas en sus actividades diarias.

En Silvania se desarrolló un ejercicio de co-creación, para identificar alternativas a mujeres rurales de la vereda de Noruega. Para esto se contó con la participación de jóvenes universitarios (de la ciudad de Bogotá), fundaciones aliadas y el equipo de la Fundación Más por TIC, los cuales nos desplazamos hasta el territorio. Allí pudimos conocer las realidades y problemáticas con las que estas mujeres se enfrentan en su día a día, permitiéndole a los jóvenes universitarios sensibilizarse y conocer las realidades de los territorios desde las voces de las protagonistas,  de esta manera ellos pudieran plantear los retos y soluciones que atiendan a las necesidades de la comunidad, como por ejemplo en temas de independencia económica, trabajo en equipo y liderazgo de las mujeres. 

En Lenguazaque la inmersión busca identificar oportunidades para experimentar nuevas soluciones tecnológicas en los procesos productivos que desarrollan las comunidades rurales en dicho sector, de esta manera capacitarlos y promover la utilización de nuevas alternativas que favorezcan sus labores diarias.

Gracias por permitirnos hacer tantas cosas increíbles y ser parte de la comunidad Más Por TIC. No saben todo el crecimiento que hemos logrado alcanzar y lo que nos falta por impactar.

Si quieres conocer más en detalle de todo lo que estamos haciendo, escríbenos a info@masportic.org y sigue nuestra redes sociales.

Bootcamp Piloto - Cundinamarca, Colombia
Bootcamp Piloto - Cundinamarca, Colombia
co-creation exercise - Cundinamarca, Colombia
co-creation exercise - Cundinamarca, Colombia
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Hi again,

 

We began 2022 with lots of challenges on the horizon. As you may know, we set the Youth Agenda as one of the main projects in terms of raising rural awareness among youth. That said, we already had some workshops and summits over the last few months that have been proven quite valuable for us. We strongly believe that Colombia is only going to change and move forward if the youth is involved in all conversations, even the most difficult ones.

 

These are the results of what we did in Cesar and Magdalenda, as part of Agenda Joven.

 

  • 15 Territorial Agendas activated
  • 2 face-to-face events held by Agenda Joven Cesar and Agenda Joven Magdalena
  • 1 virtual event of Agenda Joven Chocó
  • more than 50 active youth leaders, facilitating the consolidation of territorial nodes and trained in strategic planning processes through the prototype methodology
  • 1 model for network consolidation for incidence tested.
  • Website designed and in use.
  • 1000 people reached through social networks
  • 6 prototypes of prioritized actions to activate territorial agendas
  • Face-to-face course on youth oversight activated in Cesar.

In addition, of the total of active young people in the network, 151 young people lead the formation of territorial nodes; that is to say that 22% of participants have decided to lead their territorial processes. 33 young people leading territorial processes:


Chocó Youth Agenda: 30 young people
Young Cesar Agenda: 35 young people
Caquetá Youth Agenda: 19 participants

Magdalena Youth Agenda: 26 participants

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Report 2021 - 4



Hi everyone,

 

This is definitely a good moment to say thanks for all the support you have given to us. It is not only the end of 2021 but also the beginning of 2022, a year on which we have our hopes set high.

 

First things first. We finished the rural camp “Soy Campo, Soy Cambio” and we achieved huge success. We had the precious opportunity to share more than 6 weeks with young leaders from across the country. At the graduation ceremony, they shared the outcomes of their digital influencer journey and explained why their ideas are worth supporting. Some of the topics developed during the camp included environmental awareness, mental health, social entrepreneurship, and leadership.



With this, we now have two cohorts of young rural leaders empowered with knowledge and with lots of ideas and good intentions. We hope they will go on ahead and continue being local leaders and change-makers.




If you missed out on the graduation ceremony you can watch it out here:: https://fb.watch/absFBopvbG/ 

 

Agenda Joven (Young Agenda)

 

As you may know from previous reports, we have been working hard on promoting youth in Colombia. Agenda Joven is one of our main strategies for this purpose which is a citizen initiative to develop territorial youth leadership and empowerment in Colombia. 

This project seeks to develop youth leadership in regions and territories of Colombia, in order to foster the creation of public policies to support the development of territories, including PDETs areas, which have faced historic violence and lack of presence of the State, such as Magdalena, Caquetá, Chocó, Cesar and Catatumbo. 

In those territories, the Colombian State has formulated a special 15-year planning and management instrument, aiming to bring the social and public policy required as a priority and with greater speed to stabilize and transform territories most affected by violence, poverty, illicit economies, and institutional weakness, and thus achieve the rural development required by these municipalities.

 

This project, developed in different stages, has now completed its 1st stage (identification regional leaders, public policy issues, capacity building opportunities, and youth initiatives), and seeks to increase the reach of the identified activities in a 2nd stage. 

 

As of today, we have a set of regional leaders that are promoting the creation of their own local youth agendas so that in the future their communities can benefit from that. In addition, we launched the official website:

 

www.agendajoven.org 

 

Finally, we don’t want to miss the chance of highlighting the marvelous support from our mentors Brenda, Laura, Paula, Yessica, Helyn, and Derly from the 2020 camp. Due to their leadership and support, we could improve the camp and evolve into a more digital-social model that fosters innovation and development locally with young rural leaders from across the country.




This is the team that will work twice as hard in 2022 so that we can impact even more farmers and rural communities in Colombia.



That’s all for now, see you at the next report.

 

Best,

 

The team at Mas Por TIC.   

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Hi everyone,

On this occasion we want to share a few exciting news regarding our recent projects, the progress we’ve made as well as our plans for the immediate future.

 

First of all, we are preparing the second version of our camp “Soy Campo Soy Cambio”. As some of you may remember we held its first version last year and reached around 18 young leaders of 14 different rural areas in Colombia. This year, we are improving some aspects of the camp based on the feedback provided by the participants and the staff of Mas Por TIC.


That said, there are some important aspects that we think may be of your interest. We are inviting youngsters from PDET municipalities, which are communities that were heavily affected by the armed conflict. They will work along with peers from other rural regions with the aim of creating a teamwork environment that empowers different kinds of rural leaders.

We have also improved the mentorship structure and now six of our former participants will mentor the next generation of rural leaders. This is quite an exciting achievement for us especially because all six of them are female leaders that really enjoyed the first version of the camp.

 

Finally, we also launched the camp’s website (https://www.soycamposoycambio.com/) where you can find all the information related to the camp. There’s a GlobalGiving project soon to be launched that looks to promote and sponsor these rural leaders from PDET municipalities in Colombia, so please stay tuned to our social networks so you can support us to deliver such projects and make them a reality.

That’s all for now, see you at the next report.

Best wishes,

The team at Mas Por TIC.

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Hi everyone,

We are once again talking to you after some challenging months that demanded the very best from us. We’re still struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the country. Nevertheless, the rural area of Colombia has benefited from this as long as digitization and connectivity have improved; the DANE (National Department for Statistics) also confirmed the extreme poverty was reduced only in rural areas during 2020, which despite the circumstances marks a positive for all of us.

Now, we will summarise some of the most important projects we have done during the last few months and that we seek to improve and continue in the upcoming months:


#CuentaSinCuento

Together with Fundación Bancolombia ( the social branch of Colombia’s biggest bank Bancolombia), we launched and deployed #CuentaSinCuento. A digital programme entirely based on WhatsApp where we taught some basic notions of financial education seeking to improve the financial aspects and knowledge of rural communities. We are very pleased with this initiative and maybe we could develop a second stage in the second half of the year. In addition, we hope this kind of innovative programmes can empower and increase financial and digital awareness among rural communities in Colombia.

 

AgendaJoven

AgendaJoven is a civil society initiative that seeks to empower and promote youth. It involves more than 1.000 participants, mostly people under 35 years of age that want to educate and promote development actions for their communities, which span almost all departments in Colombia. We are supporting this initiative since its creation and we hope this can help empower young people in those zones that were affected by the armed conflict in Colombia that we desperately want to leave behind.

Plan Nacional de Acción en Derechos Humanos (Human Rights National Action Plan).

Finally, we have been participating in a very innovative strategy that involves the participation of all 32 departments of Colombia plus Bogotá (the capital city of the country) by leading the co-creation strategy for the Human Rights National Action Plan. We have completed an impressive feat of leading digital-based conversations with thousands of people from all sorts of contexts and located across all the country.
We are relieved to know that we helped people express their opinions towards Human Rights and undoubtedly we tried to propel the opinions of those in the rural areas so that the national Government can listen to them.


We sincerely hope that as a team we can keep contributing to more communities across the country and our team is fully charged and focused on the second half of this year. Thanks for your continuous support and see you on the next report.

Best wishes,

The team @ Mas Por TIC.

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