Argentina: Guía Egreso
Guía Egreso intends to “Contribute to the strengthening of youth in transition from the system of protection towards autonomy so that they develop as active and productive citizens”. We hope to orient, train and assist virtually 50 young of the autonomous city and the province of Buenos Aires. The project will take place under the methodology between pairs. Face-to-face and virtual group follow-up activities will be carried out peer-to-peer.
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Autonous City of Buenos Aires
Describe the specific population with whom you will be working.
A) 50 young women and men aged between 14 and 19 years living in convivenciales institutions of the autonomous city of Buenos Aires or have recently graduated (in the last 6 months). 100% are young poor, without care parenting to moving the process of deinstitutionalization.
B)-5 young leaders Alumni protection between 22 and 26 years, creators of the Guide egress. These young people are also strengthened in processes of reflection to convey their experiences and support other peers. One of these young people will be also responsible for the basic administration of the project and the update of the content of the web.
C) – indirect beneficiaries: the universe of adolescents residing in selected institutions
Who else will be on your team to help implement the project?
Guía Egreso team consists of 6 young graduates of protection that provide his testimony, which has experience and is provided as a model of success for those young people who are currently in the process of transiucion of protection towards autonomy. A project coordinator and an Administrative Assistant
Coordinador de proyecto: Ezequiel Trigo https://www.facebook.com/eche.trigo
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
The protection toward independence and adulthood transition must begin since the young man meets the 16 years and extends up to two years after the day of departure from the institution. This leads to the information created by the portal is quite diverse, but generally refers to information of interest to carry out a successful social integration. The website http://guiaegreso.com.ar/ has 6 sections that is periodically updated with updated data. They are: work, health, housing, education, rights and saving. Each of the sections of the portal provides specific information that can be used to build a successful graduation project. The testimony of peers who have already gone through this experience is very helpful.
What technologies and digital tools do you plan to use in the trainings?
Describe the connections that you or your organization have already established or plan to establish that will contribute to the success of the project.
The project guide graduation it is proposed to establish connections of various kinds, from companies that provide jobs, to housing, health, and community resource options. From the work in social networks, La Guia E have nearly 900 likes in facebook. From Doncel also promoted the Latin American network of graduates of protection, is an initiative spearheaded by young graduates of State protection of several countries in Latin America. Its mission is to foster among young graduates of State protection leadership and participation, making the strengthening of life skills among young people who have had similar experiences. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Red-Latinoamericana-de-J%C3%B3venes-Egresados-de-Protecci%C3%B3n/361949823905187
How many participants do you think will be trained in your project?
We believe training in the project to 50 young women and men aged between 14 and 19 years living in convivenciales institutions of the autonomous city of Buenos Aires or have recently graduated (in the last 6 months). 100% are young poor, without care parenting to moving the process of deinstitutionalization.
In turn are beneficiaries of the 5 young leaders Alumni protection between 22 and 26 years, creators of the Guide exit. These young people are also strengthened in processes of reflection to convey their experiences and support other peers. One of these young people will be also responsible for the basic administration of the project and the update of the content of the web. Then you will receive three virtual supports, also peer sessions, who worked already support.
Describe which technologies, tools, and media you will focus on when training participants.
The technology that will be used for the training of the participants of the project is based on a web portal and social networking. Doncel has experience working with adolescents in transition and their needs. As coordinator of the project put into practice all my skills both in the face-to-face workshops group management and coordinating skills of young leaders who bring all their personal experience of having lived in care institutions. It aims to provide tools to be able to perform in the real world, such as pages with jobs proposals, pages of rents affordable for young people, numbers of emergency and information about laws that protect them. It is essential to use a virtual platform since social networks are a privileged mode of relationship between young people and have a wide scope
Describe the facilities where you will hold the workshops.
The facilities where the face-to-face workshops will be held are very diverse since they are different institutions of care of the protection system. Some have internet access equipment and others, therein is not connected a notebook to a projector and a connection to wireless internet (USB). Institutions that if they have computers with internet access connects a projector and it works directly. Then in virtual follow-up activities are made from the offices of the Civil Association Doncel where we have three computers with internet 10 meg broadband connection.
What is your current relationship with the community with whom you plan to work? What makes you the most appropriate individual or organization to implement this project?
Ten years Doncel works with young people in transition, its mission is to: “Contribute to the strengthening of youth in transition from the system of protection towards autonomy so that they develop as active and productive citizens”. To develop various social programs : program of integration partner labor of young residents in institutions the objective of the program is to increase the opportunities for social and vocational integration of young people who are vulnerable and living in households or institutions. Over 400 young people and 35 companies have already made his experience in the program. Program of training of equipment technical in the methodology DONCEL,700 technicians who work in the system.The first PORTAL of young graduates of institutions: ww.guiaegreso.com.ar
What specific challenges do you expect to face when planning and implementing your project?
youngsters institutionalized at 18 years must leave the protection system and are in a high vulnerability situation, with very few resources to cope with adulthood and autonomy due to the effect of the institutionalization in its subjectivity. Accompany the processes of transition of young people placed a new perspective (peer) and helping to build an autonomous life project that allows them to insert in the society is a great challenge. La guide graduation activities seek to accompany this process. Virtual accompaniment activities will be defined for the following way: Preparatory activity: is training 5 young leaders . Activity 1: 5 face-to-face orientation workshops Activity 2 3 virtual follow-up sessions Activity 3: updating of content of the website and facebook page
How will you measure and evaluate the project’s impact, specifically: your primary participants, the wider regional community, or the global digital community?
Evaluation: The activity 1 and 2 will be evaluated from a small poll where young people contribute with their opinions on the draft of the Guide E and provide data about their situation.
Social impact is measured by the number of followers in the fanpage of Facebook and the number of visits on the web portal.
Impact generated within the institutions it is possible to measure it once young people who received the training began its process of transition and the way that they do it, is much more longitudinal and is not within the reach of an upcoming training measurement.
If your project were to be selected as a Rising Voices grantee, what would be the general timeline of project activities in 2014?
Preparatory activity: month 1
Activity 1: Months 2,3,4,5,and 6
Activity 2: from the month 3 to 10
Activity 3: from the 3rd month to 11
Evaluation and reesults inform: from the 6th month to the 12 month
Detail a specific budget of up to $2,500 USD for operating costs.
Hardware: us$1490.70 (notebook, projector and 3g internet device)
Internet Acces: Us$ 62.10
Workshops: us$310.50 (5 workshop)
Traveling: us$: 248.45
Coordinator expenses: us$ 372.67
Besides the microgrant funding, what other support can Rising Voices provide for your project to ensure its success?
Technical assistance to increase our impact on social networks and in visits to the website.
Asociacion Civil por los derechos de niños,niñas, adolescentes y jóvenes Doncel