On December 15, 2011, Makaia Asesoría Internacional in Colombia was recognized by the Mayorship of Medellin for its work during 2011, where more than 190 deaf people were trained on ICT. The recognition took place during the graduation ceremony of Andres and Alejandra, two of Makaia's digital literacy trainers. During the ceremony, both Andres and Alejandra received their technical degree in Web Design and Development, Graphic Design, and Multimedia.
Andrés and Alejandra are deaf, but this has not stopped them from studying, working, and having great expectations in life. They did their internship in Makaia, training other deaf on people on ICT in libraries and schools. They trained more than 160 people with their same disability. This meant a change and customization of Makaia’s training material so it would be appropriate for Andres, Alejandra, and the other students. Additionally, after realizing the dearth of online contentavailable for deaf people, Andres and Alejandra designed and developed multimedia so deaf people can learn basic ICT skills.
To learn more about Makaia's work with people with disabilities (PWDs) please click here.
Far corner upper right: Andres and Alejandra during a training session
Upper right: Project beneficiaries actively participating
Left: Sign for mouse in colombian sign language.