Programa Impulso (Project Spark)
19 June - 1 July, Boyacá (Colombia)
Programa Impulso (Project Spark) of UWC Colombia creates a space for Colombian youth to meet and know each other, to recognise and celebrate their personal and collective identities, their diversity and connect even further with their power of agency to re-imagine and build a new Colombia. After a successful experience in 2016, the Programme is set to run again in 2017.
In the first edition of the Program, participants came from several regions in the country, from urban and rural contexts, and with different experiences vis a vis the armed conflict in Colombia, including Afro-Colombian and indigenous communities, forced displacement population, and victims of the war. For many of them, it was the first time they travelled outside their region of origin.
In Colombia it is not common that youth from different socio-economic situations, regions, and ethnicities cohabit together as peers, while collectively creating experiences. We want Programa Impulso to become an instance where youth create bonds and recognize one another as Colombians, not despite their difference but embodying and celebrating them.
The Programme's commitment to access and diversity means that all the participants are covering a subsidised cost, or receive full or partial scholarships.
19 June - 1 July 2017