- Sanjay Fernandes, Maryam Tertel, Felipe Spath, Maria Bayter, Jorge Helmer Valencia
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Yes, it can! If people are curious and work together, they can harness the information and tools available today through digital and the internet to self-organise to overcome challenges and change their reality.
Be it to learn how to learn, to empower communities for self-sustenance or to build peace in a war torn country, Self-Organised Learning Environments (SOLE) are redesigning the way people take control of their own learning and their future.
Building upon their DIF Talk last year, three SOLE Ambassadors from different regions in Colombia will share their stories on how SOLE is changing their world. Join for a powerful conversation!
Co-Founder and Chief Host of SOLE Colombia
Economist, interaction designer, educator and electronic musician. His work focuses on inspiring individual and large-scale change through facilitation, conversation, research and sensible use of technology. He is also an innovation and digital culture consultant for the government, media and universities.
Community and Granny Cloud Anchor of SOLE Colombia
Sociologist, educator, and pastry cook. She studied Sociology with an emphasis in Economics and Development Policy in Germany. She has taught German language at the Instituto Cultural Colombo Alemán and worked with TECHO Colombia supporting the development of different projects in disadvantaged communities.
Co-founder of SOLE Colombia
Anthropologist, entrepreneur and rural social innovator. TED Ambassador, Accumen Fellow, creator of La Juanita Finca Verde, a model for rural social innovation by creating balanced relationships in terms of environment, culture and society.
Lawyer and teacher of political and social sciences with students from 9th, 10th and 11th grade at the Alberto Elías Fernández Baena school in Cartagena, Colombia, since 2008.
She became a SOLE ambassador in 2015 and from that moment she started using SOLE with her students. She is passionate about working with young people, so they can become active citizens.
Jorge Helmer Valencia
Librarian, Agricultural Business Administrator, graduated from Servicio Nacional da Aprendizaje SENA (National Learning Service) in 2007. He has stood out for his leadership not only in the community where he lives, but also at the local, regional and national level, which has allowed him to work in different areas. Since January 11, 2011, he has been Director at the Rural Public Library of Naranjal Chinchiná and won the second place at the Daniel Samper Ortega National Libraries Award 2017. He became SOLE Ambassador in 2013.
Digital Product Manager
Karen is part of the digital team at the Foundation and is working on the development of a new online platform for an exciting new initiative which aims to take circular economy learning to a wider audience. Karen joined the Foundation as a DIF intern in 2016 and still enjoys getting involved in the DIF through translating content into Spanish and hosting sessions.
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