Last week, Jovesolides Colombia presented the AfroColombia Project at the “Entrepreneurial Women, Inspiring Women” event. This presentation, quite successful in terms of attendants, was organised in collaboration with Jovesolides Spain and was held at Cuatro Vientos, a venue from the UNICOLOMBO University.
AfroColombia aims at generating social and economic alternatives for Afrodescendant women of the Boquilla, Tierra Baja and Puerto Rey departments in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia) through social innovation and social entrepreneurship. 50 women will participate in a 60-hour training.
Among the goals of this project we find the improvement of skills of women that participate in the local development of their communities. Also, the promotion of critical thinking, the production and exchange of knowledge on women’s social entrepreneurship in the Afrodescendant community in order to boost their political and social incidence.
“The representation of the Afrodescendant community in Cartagena de Indias is quite low compared to their population. Due to this reality, communicating on the problems of the community is infeasible”, according to Aracelly Serrano, Director of Jovesolides Colombian.
Therefore, the entity focuses their actions in the promotion of training for Afrocolombian women in the region through this project. This way, they can also establish strategic partnerships with the local government, the academia and private companies. The ultimate goal: to build new leaderships and to reduce the social and economic vulnerability, specifically in the case of Afrodescendant youth and women.
AfroColombia will have a duration of 6 months and is financed by the University of València through the Students Association (SeDi) and by the City Council of Meliana (Spain). It will be implemented by Jovesolides Colombia.