The Public Colombian Education System
A Peacemaking Project by Wyeth W.
What is the injustice we are solving?
In Colombia, especially in the more rural towns, the majority of the population is suffering from poverty. Many families cannot afford to send their children to good schools and children are forced to either not go to school at all or go to unfunded and underdeveloped schools.
12 February 2018 15:21
Thanks so much for posting this project--I'm excited to see that you're thinking about issues of unequal access to quality education. This is such an important topic! What connection do you have to rural Colombian schools? I'd love to know more about how you were inspired to start this project.
I noticed in your profile that you're based in Virginia. Are there issues of unequal access to education where you live? We like to encourage folks to start projects locally, as it can be easier to have a deep, effective impact when you're already connected to a community, and when you can understand the context of the issues you'd like to address. It's not a hard and fast rule, but I'd love to know what you think about this idea!
Thanks again, Wyeth, and I'm looking forward to learning more as your project evolves. Let us know how we can support you!
5 April 2018 14:52
We wanted to let you know that we are extending the deadline for active projects to apply for a Mini-Grant during this Peace First Challenge to April 15th. You can apply for a mini-grant anytime, but meeting the Challenge deadlines will make you eligible for additional opportunities.
If you do not require a mini-grant to complete your project, you can remain eligible by completing your project and Reflection before the May 31st deadline! If you submit your project plan by April 15th, we'll be sure to provide you with feedback by April 21st to support you with carrying out the plan.
If you are still in early stages of planning, you are also welcome to apply for a mini-grant at a later date -- although you may not be eligible for some of our larger opportunities, the opportunity for funding and support is always there.
Please let me know if you have any questions, and if we can help in any way!