What has been the impact of your solution to date?
Right now we have involved four people in the brainstorming on the approach and publishing channels of the contents. Three of them are interested in participating as tutors if they are available when the project starts.
What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?
We expect to catch attention from local society on how everyone can make change by taking the right choices, regardless of their position. We would join voices claiming for the State to implement an adequate system for the protection of indigenous peoples through education.
Particularly, we anticipate that Wayuu communities would gather around safeguarding their cultural heritage- Sukuaipa Wayuu. This might be a start point for initiatives using digital media to promote it, with some chances if raising incomes out of it.
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
We reckon that as students are making decisions on the contents to be produced, we must be assertive to demand participation of the community, particularly to promote dialogue between generations.
We are relying on teachers and principals to allow students to freely build their projects, although we understand they might hold some doubts on the time being invested in this. Having a coherent product, one that responds to the vision we are offering, is the best argument we have as promoters.
Thus, we are challenged to choose the right projects, the best matches of idea, team, school support and tutor availability. Then, we would make a solid assessment on the development of the project.
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Three schools have participated in the project.
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10 schools have participated in the project and 1 decides to implement it permanently.
Founding Story: We want to hear about your "Aha!" moment. Share the story of where and when the founder(s) saw this solution's potential to change the world [125 words]
In 2010, we were working with Fundación Sociedad Internet in a research project to identify how ICT could be used by Wayuu to safeguard their cultural heritage. While looking for leadership for promoting initiatives that would allow us measure how much ICT could contribute, we realized that adults were not linked to the internet as an opportunities showcase. Instead, younger leaders caught the message and a group teachers proposed students to be the first group to work with. Finally, we are taking that advise.