We believe education to be an important aspect of personal and communal development. The Stories of Love Movement offers financial support to young Colombians to help them pay for their university careers. The money is payed directly to the university to prevent abuse of the money. Furthermore, we guide youngsters in the process of studying with a purpose that allows them to contribute to their community with the knowledge they are acquiring.
The students receive the task of mobilizing their communities by seeking help and guidance during their social, educational and environmental projects. During the selection process, they hand in a projectplan in which they discribe how they would like to contribute to the development of their communities. Throughout their studyperiod, they will work on this project together with their mentors and the community members. We guide them in this process to acquiere the necessary skills for project management and community building. We offer collaborations with our local, national and international community as we assist them in creating a dream team around their projects.
Additionally we offer workshops on important conflicts to address in their communities, English classes, and opportunities to practice and participate in international exchange projects. With the purpose for them to become agents of change, offering them a variety of opportunities that allow them to design and improve their future and that of their community.
The students receive the task of mobilizing their communities by seeking help and guidance during their social, educational and environmental projects. We guide them in this process and offer collaborations with our local, national and international community, assisting them in creating a dream team around their projects. Together they will mobilize the rest of the community to participate and create their own projects. This will result in the strengthening of communities and shared responsibility for their futures.
Every year we organize a dynamic community conference.
The conference focuses on gaining and sharing knowledge, exchanging cultures and creating new opportunities. The community faces different challenges and with this conference we can tackle those problems. We invite different people from the community and from outside to share their knowledge and skills with everyone through various work sessions, workshops and educational activities. Themes such as financial knowledge, children’s development , gender related issues, violence, entrepreneurship, waste processing and the reduction of teenage pregnancies are always central.
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” —African Proverb.
This proverb is our mantra and demonstrates the importance of working together. We always try to collaborate with different people and organizations in order to maximize the results of our common goals. By doing this, we also set an example to our students by telling them that it is important to seek out help and support in order to accomplish your goal. If you would like to work together with us, please don’t hasitate to contact us. You can find more information under the tab ‘How to get involved’.