ICA started its activities in Chile in 1978, in a very important agricultural project called “Sol de Septiembre” (September Sun ). Their goal was to motivate poor farmers to believe in themselves and re-enforce their self-esteem by creating their own projects in order to better their environment and their means.
On December 21, 2004, we finally received our credentials as Institute of Cultural Affairs Corporation, ICA Chile, as a National ONG, by decree Number 3935 delivered by the Government of Chile.
ICA Chile has a specific mission: to create participative sustainable human development in Chile by training individuals as facilitators in the Technology of Participation, and other different learning processes.
1. We believe in participation
2. We believe in multi ages staff
3. We promote inclusive , participative sustainable human development.
Participative Leaders Training Program
On 2001 we trained 24 phycally challenged youngsters and 12 College students , this was developed in the Institute of Rehabilitation of the Teletón Foundation Chile. Our experience taught us that this ICA Method strengthens their skills to decide for themselves. They discovered that teamwork could help them to develop new projects; it enhances their creativity and their capacity to innovate. More importantly, they also discovered that working together they were able to forget the loneliness and isolation suffered by most handicapped people on a day to day basis. They developed a strengthened personality and self trust and – to their surprise- were able to speak up in public. ICA tried to uniform the opportunities the handicapped had and really make them feel a part of their job experiences and we have been able to prove that these instruments of leadership did help them to design and implement their own projects. They now think strategically and have a vision of their future. Definitely they’ve been able to make changes in their life projects.
Already we’ve developed PELPS from 2001 to 2014 in Santiago, Antofagasta, Valparaíso , Pto. Montt , Concepción. We are now evaluating the Program.
Training Leader of Community Councils of People With Dissabilities
This programme was developed during 2003 to 2016 through different courses. . The participants were handicapped people and/or people that were somehow related to the world of the handicapped. All of them were unemployed. We are trying to strengthen their organizations. we are members of the National Comission for people with dissabilities (a network of different institution that work helping people with dissabilities.
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