This Monday, August 30, 2021, 139 students from the “Schools for Integral Rural Development of Inclusion, Interculturality and Gender – ESDRIIG”, promoted by the Coordination of Inclusion, Interculturality and Gender of the Prefecture of Chimborazo, who are now leaders and leaders of 7 cantons of the province.
The schools aim to train and educate society, through training modules. Men and women of the cantons: Guano, Penipe, Alausí, Chunchi, Colta, Guamote and Riobamba; they were trained for 7 months with theoretical and practical workshops, to be replicated in their territories.
“Thank you for the effort and dedication that our brand-new graduates have made, today, they have new knowledge, they have a productive conscience, current legislation (in force), ordinary, indigenous and constitutional justice (…) we recognize their delivery hours for this training in the field and the theory, ”said Juan Pablo Cruz, Prefect of Chimborazo.
During the development of the modules the andragogic methodology (adult education) was applied, in topics:
Social – intercultural: Human rights, groups, women and gender, leadership, indigenous justice, Chimborazo Global Plan for Zero Malnutrition, community assemblies and Andean life plans, citizen participation, life free of violence, communities and their community governments, family nutrition ( food preparation), Andean worldview (Raymis).
Productive of Economic Reactivation: Agricultural production (volunteer promoters), enterprises (processing of balanced products, handicrafts, bakeries, Fair trade), among others.
For her part, Martha Chucho, Coordinator of Inclusion, Interculturality and Gender, stated that the project seeks for men and women to learn about relevant issues and to be able to contribute in each of their territories.
“Behind each one of you come new generations, it is important to socialize on issues of gender violence, interculturality, malnutrition, indigenous justice, collective rights, peoples and nationalities; productivity and economic improvement ”said Chucho.
Isidora Simbaña, beneficiary, thanked for the training received and the permanent support with the family gardens, “this is a boost for our families; It allows us to have a good diet to reduce malnutrition rates. In addition, it motivates us to continue working, because before we did not have the opportunity to participate, to be part of the empty seats and even to be able to fulfill the position of presidents of the communities; Today we are sure that we will continue on this path, being leaders in our communities ”, she concluded.
In the coming weeks, new modules will be opened in another stage, in which representatives of the Pallatanga, Cumandá and Chambo cantons will participate.