Re-empowering 15 surviving communities with SOLE

by Fundacion SOLE Colombia
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Re-empowering 15 surviving communities with SOLE
Re-empowering 15 surviving communities with SOLE
Re-empowering 15 surviving communities with SOLE
Re-empowering 15 surviving communities with SOLE
Re-empowering 15 surviving communities with SOLE
Re-empowering 15 surviving communities with SOLE
Re-empowering 15 surviving communities with SOLE
Re-empowering 15 surviving communities with SOLE
Re-empowering 15 surviving communities with SOLE
Re-empowering 15 surviving communities with SOLE
Re-empowering 15 surviving communities with SOLE
Re-empowering 15 surviving communities with SOLE
Re-empowering 15 surviving communities with SOLE
Re-empowering 15 surviving communities with SOLE
Re-empowering 15 surviving communities with SOLE

Summary

We change the world for our children by creating the future of education! Enabling educators and communities across Colombia with SOLE (Self-Organized Learning Environments) so that groups can learn, engage in dialogue across differences and collaborate to create flourishing communities and a more equal and connected world. Since 2014, we've reached over 420,000 people. In 2022 we will re-empower 15 indigenous/rural communities survivors of the armed conflict with SOLE to weave lives and hope.

$56,000
total goal
$45,783
remaining
98
donors
1
monthly donor
2
years

Challenge

Since the signing of the Peace Agreement with the FARC in 2016, SOLE Colombia has been determined to participate in the consolidation of the peace process as a civil-society non-profit. The pandemic has further deepened the education crisis and widened existing inequalities, especially for rural and indigenous communities. Those children and youth who lack necessary skills and knowledge to live decent lives due to the poor quality of education, are now in an even worse situation.

Solution

A SOLE is a space where children, families and communities can come together to discover and explore self-organised learning using the Internet. We will provide at least 45 educators in 15 communities most affected by the armed conflict with the skills and tools to set up SOLEs and support them with a network of volunteers- called Grannies - who connect remotely to provide over 7,500 participants with warm encouragement and the opportunity to experience worlds far removed from their own.

Long-Term Impact

We aim to inspire people to become creative and curious problem-solvers with the confidence and skills needed to tap into the global network of tools available. Once people are motivated to pursue answers to their own Big Questions together, those who need it the most, will claim their voice and agency to solve their own challenges, leveraging new technologies. The tipping point in Colombia is about better solutions created from the ground up and the power of networks to accelerate progress.

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:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @solecolombia
Project Leader:
Sanjay Fernandes
Bogota, Bogota D.C. Colombia
$10,217 raised of $56,000 goal
 
113 donations
$45,783 to go
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