MAKAIA is a non-profit organization created and based in Colombia that strengthens capacities for social development through technology, innovation and international cooperation, with the vision that every person and organization have the information and knowledge to transform themselves and their communities. MAKAIA has two action lines through which already reaches civil society organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean:
- International Cooperation and Partnerships: We improve the capacities of social organizations and projects to mobilize national and international human, financial and information resources.
- Technology for Social Change: We improve the living conditions of people and communities as well as the capacities of social organizations through the use and adoption of technology, digital contents and applications.
With our projects and programs we reached 22 departments of Colombia and have presence in other 13 countries of Latin America benefiting 20.167 organizations, 62.815 people and sensitizing 238.550 more, with a social investment of 1.25.
To achieve the use and technology adoption, we have a model through which a person starts with needs for social, economic and cultural development and through sensibilization, training and self-study processes, reaches a state of ICT appropriation which can be applied immediately. With this methodology we have reached and improved digital skills of educational institutions, libraries, civil society organizations and community-based organizations and also have trained on ITC knowledge boys, girls, youth, women, men, elderly people, indigenous, people with disabilities, farmers, among others.
Since 2019, we implement a project to train children and young people in a set of life skills that allow them to use internet in a responsible, safe and creative way.