In the different educational establishments, teachers have seen for themselves how talented, but vulnerable young people end up being part of the armed conflict in Colombia (drug trafficking and criminal gangs), some even fail to finish their basic studies.
This group of volunteer teachers was able to show that young people who were part of their training in STEM areas were less likely to join criminal groups, and easily continued their university education and quickly entered the labor market, changing their family environment and social, thanks to the prosperity that this type of companies provides them.
They also noted that some students were more vulnerable to being recruited by criminal gangs, due to not having a support network to guide them once they finished their basic secondary education.
Volunteer teachers: Group of regular teachers from an educational institution, who donate their time, overtime, to train young students of the institution in STEM knowledge.
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During the field work with the different volunteer teachers, the lack of modern teaching tools for STEM teaching was noted, in addition to a support network that accompanies young people during their professional training process, until they enter the workforce.
This project can change this reality by giving a greater goal, STEM education plays a crucial role in reducing violence by promoting social and emotional skills, providing technological tools to prevent bullying, and fostering a collaborative and supportive educational environment. The combination of interdisciplinary approaches and active participation in the community are essential to address this challenge comprehensively.
Number of people benefited: This project hopes to empower more than 5,000 young people in grades 8, 9, 10 and 11 in the first year, who will participate in the STEM incubators and use the teaching laboratories in their regular training.
Activities to Develop:
CATEGORY Description of the activity Quantity Total cost COP Total cost USD
Training Training in conflict resolution and positive peace 100 4.200.000 $ 1.091
Training Soft skills training 100 4.200.000 $ 1.091
Training Training Design thinking 100 4.200.000 $ 1.091
Training Psychological support for vulnerable young people 100 4.200.000 $ 1.091
Sen.Sociofamiliar Training on communal and family peace 100 4.200.000 $ 1.091
Public Image Hosting, website, social networks 1 3.000.000 $ 779
Public Image 200 Caps, t-shirts, backpacks and pencils 1 24.500.000 $ 6.364
H.didacticas STEM Pairs of Drones for teaching 40 28.000.000 $ 7.273
H.didacticas STEM ROBOT SUMO 32U4 40 60.000.000 $ 15.584
H.didacticas STEM Large format 3D printers 10 50.000.000 $ 12.987
H.didacticas STEM Galaxy Planetarium-Star Projector. For teaching astronomy 10 6.000.000 $ 1.558
H.didacticas STEM STEM Kits. LEGO type Block Modules 10 6.000.000 $ 1.558
H.didacticas STEM Giant Prismatic Astronomy Binoculars 10 7.000.000 $ 1.818
H.didacticas STEM High Power Laser Pointer, Long Range. 10 4.000.000 $ 1.039
Administration of the project Accounting, income tax return and other taxes 1 6.285.000 $ 1.632
Unforeseen Change of exchange rate, change of suppliers 1 6.285.000 $ 1.632
$ 222.070.000 $ 57.681
Within the project, agreements will be made with institutions for the proper use of donated teaching equipment through audits and learning results, number of young people impacted, improvement of academic performance, support for events where students and teachers show their results, such as :
- More inclusive educational environment with good academic performance
- Results of new methods to solve problems through creativity and skills to manage conflicts more constructively.
- Reduction of the expulsion of young people for being victims of the armed conflict (Consumption, drug sales, social incorporation, family problems)
- An annual technological capabilities fair in the city, where the city's EIs participate with the seedbeds that were sponsored in the project.
- Participation of teachers and their student groups in national or international technological events, such as the Ondas program or excursions to NASA
- Articulation of the project to the training of each institution through article 14 of the law of law 115 of 1994, as a transversal project and labor skills in the institution.
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Local actors in the Local Community Role
Young students belonging to STEM research hotbeds They are vulnerable young people from public I.E in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) areas with analysis capabilities and propose technological solutions to problems of peace and prosperity of the community.
Expert teachers from educational institutions They are teachers from educational institutions who donate their time and knowledge during extra-class hours to train and guide young people.
Family, local community, professionals from C.R Cartago Pedro Morales Pino. They are relatives and neighbors of vulnerable young people who will be supported by professionals in psychology, Paz, C.R., technology experts and university professors, who coordinate and support STEM seedbeds.
Local businessmen They are entrepreneurs in the technology sector who support STEM research hotbeds with financial resources and provide work practices to young people who are already university students or adults.