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Values Transformation Program with MIT

16 April, 2018 - Autor: Recon Colombia

RECON and the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Values Transformation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology -MIT- will offer social entrepreneurs a training program in values transformation that will allow them to be transformative leaders in their territories and continue contributing to the development of their communities with the work they do.

This program will be offered to the leaders of more than 30 initiatives identified by RECON, among which are the finalists of the last call and some initiatives working in municipalities prioritized by the Human Rights Program of the United States Agency for Human Rights, International Development USAID.

Andrés Santamaría, Director RECON has stated that this training process is part of the strengthening actions that RECON offers its social entrepreneurs in order to keep them growing and, above all, to be sustainable.

“Forming them in values, ethics and with a social vision to be transforming leaders is a great bet and we are sure that it will be reflected in their communities, so for us it is important that the MIT Dalai Lama Center be the one to join us in this training process “said Santamaría.

The program consists of five academic modules and will be developed over three days, each with a three-day immersion in the city of Bogotá; between each day there will be a period of two months for participants to apply and replicate the knowledge acquired in the territory.

The technological component will be part of the training process. A mobile application and a game called Mitra and Quandary have been prepared, which will be used for the application of the knowledge acquired; they will measure how they interact with their communities.

Next Tuesday, April 17, at the Mutis auditorium of the Universidad del Rosario, located on Calle 12C # 6-25, the installation of this program will be made with the participation of the Venerable Tenzin Proyadarshi, Founding President and CEO of the Dalai Lama Center of MIT; José Manuel Restrepo, rector of the Universidad del Rosario; Elizabeth Ramírez of USAID Colombia; Ítalo Velásquez from the Peace, Development and Reconciliation area of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP); Andrés Santamaría, director of RECON; Camilo Fonseca, Co-founder of RECON and the participation of a representative of the Swedish Embassy in Colombia is expected.

This program is supported by the Swedish Embassy in Colombia, the Human Rights Program of USAID, UNDP, El Tiempo and Universidad del Rosario.