I am currently Programme Manager for the Americas in Aflatoun, an organization promoting child social and financial education around the world. Before coming to The Netherlands, I worked as a consultant with Atinchikin Peru, and other andean countries, on Facilitation of Participatory Process with different development organizations.
I have an M.A in Development Studies- Local and Regional Development from the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, NL. My B.A is on Social Psychology from the Universidad Catolica in Lima, Peru.
Aflatoun mission is Inspiring children to socially and economically empower themselves to be agents of change in their own lives and for a more equitable world.
We aim to achieve so through a social and financial educational programme for children between 6 to 14 years old, that balances five core elements:
- personal understanding and exploration,
- rights and responsibilities,
- saving and spending,
- plannning and budgeting, and
- child social & financial enterprise.
I feel very passionate about participatory & learning processes (preferably well mixed!!) I love creating new methodologies and ways of working together to achieve change... and increasingly am more and more interested in the potential of technology to bring people, organizations, experiences and ideas, closer and closer together!
I am still brainstorming on how we could best use OERs within our network. We have a need to find spaces and ways to best connect the different stakeholders from our network (teachers/partners/trainers/children participating in the social and financial education programme). These resources would have to consider we work with organizations and schools in developing countries, most of them with very limited or non existent internet connections.
Some opportunities that could help us get started: We will be training, face to face, "Regional Master Trainers or ToTs", who would be training local trainers in different countries of the region (LAC, Asia, Europe, Africa & MENA). We think OERs could play an important role in supporting this network of Reg Master Trainers as we would like them to share their different training experiences and at the same time be able to provide them continued support, feedback & new ideas.
We definetely would love to consider using OERs in the process, so any suggestions on which resources would be most useful...most welcome!
Feedback & Notes from my WikiNeighbours
(: Great start Gabriela keep going if you need any help just ask me Rima 13:20, 27 August 2009 (UTC))
- Click on the link EL4C29.
- The page that will open is the workshop page with all the links you will be using during the workshop.
- See your name in the list of participants.
- Whenever you have time click on each of the boxes.
- You may even start with Day 1 activities.
- Enjoy the workshop.