Chile, Peru, Education

Strengthened for the Future: Education and Women's Empowerment in Chile and Peru

Number: 476.1020

Within the strategic impact area of education, the aim is to teach basic skills such as reading and writing on the one hand, and to promote life skills such as problem-solving, critical and creative thinking, effective communication, decision-making, interpersonal relationship skills, strengthening self-confidence, empathy and coping with stress and emotions on the other. Another goal is to empower people to participate in social and political processes in order to advance the democratisation process. Especially in countries with inadequate formal education and a lack of further education opportunities, such as Peru, the interventions of our project partners in the field of personal development and em-powerment are an important complement to the state school and education system. However, even in countries with better developed education systems, such as Chile, these interventions are of great importance, as the skills to be promoted are often not included in the curricula of formal education.

Activities

- Women from the province of Azangaro, department of Puno, are literate and have basic skills to successfully manage their daily lives (ALFALIT).
- Women from the indigenous women's organisation "Bartolina Sisa" in the province of Chucuito, in the department of Puno, have been trained as leaders, take on leadership functions in their organisation and stand up for the interests of their people (IDECA).
- Leaders (50% women) from the department of Puno expand their knowledge in the field of leadership and actively participate in political and social processes (ISAIAS).
- Women from Concepción learn strategies for self-care and have life skills that enable them to cope better with everyday life.
- People from Concepción learn about herbal medicine (SEDEC)
- Health sector personnel in Concepción (SEDEC) have the necessary knowledge to promote and strengthen complementary medicine within primary health care (SEDEC)

 

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