What has been the impact of your solution to date?
As from December 2011 the proposal was made available to the whole education community through the Internet. It receives an average of 1500 visitors on a monthly basis. Moreover, materials on bullying were selected as the most voted and read by our users. At present this website is used by the Ministry of Education in Chile to promote its contents in other face to face instances.
What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?
Projected impact is that school authorities, teachers and students from primary and secondary school make use of the suggested resources and proposals for their own promotion and socio affective development as well as school cohabitation programs, thus improving the quality of their learning social climate and delivering an explicit integral and preventive formation. Increase in a 50% the visits to the site, in order to expand the impact.
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
The lack of financial resources. There is much interest in completing the proposal and resources center, and develop strategic partnerships aimed at spreading and use, but we need financial resources to hire the management team for the project. The project’s success may be hindered due to a non coordinated work with the most relevant educational institutions at national level, in issues related to cohabitation, formation and prevention; and it impact on education.
If we manage to get the resources required to form a managing team for the project, we will plan to develop key partnerships to implement the project successfully.
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Reach an annual, flexible, easy to apply and no cost educational proposal available to all education actors.
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Enrich the proposal and resources center as from the experience gathered after the application in Chilean primary and secondary
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]
As from the earthquake suffered in 2010 Educarchile received thousand requests to support the environment and cohabitation of those schools affected by the earthquake, this is how the portal started to systemize educational resources to make them available to schools. Then, by the end of 2010, we believed it was important to generate a proposal which evidenced the problem of cohabitation at schools in a fragmented, conflictive and critical manner but a proposal integrating the different variables and dimensions, thus offering an articulating, flexible, powerful proposal easy to apply in the educational system with the aim to impact on the quality of academic and educational learning. Our “aja” was accompanied with a wish to quit urgency and crisis, and replace it with a work aimed at promoting a more integral learning, which embraces all our human dimensions, focused on prevention and development of our children and youth.