• From the academic offer there are still places available for leaders of indigenous communities throughout the country.
• To access the available places, you must enter www.mininterior.gov.co and register. The deadline for registration is next Tuesday, October 13, 2020.
Leaders from all regions of the country responded to the call of the Training School for Social Leaders of the Ministry of the Interior. To date, and a week and a half after the registration has been opened, about 23,500 assigned places have been completed.
“This is a real achievement as a country. The interest of our leaders in training, and thereby contributing to the development of their communities fills us with deep pride and satisfaction. Now the beginning of classes will come, where they will have all the institutional support of the Ministry of the Interior and the National Open and Distance University (UNAD) ”, assured the Minister of the Interior, Alicia Arango Olmos.
During the next two months, starting on October 19, indigenous leaders, black, Afro-Colombian, Raizal, Palanqueras, ROM, religious sector, human rights defenders, victims, LGBTI sectors, women, young people, community members, people with disabilities and caregivers, councilors and the main actors of prior consultation in Colombia; they will attend classes in the virtual Campus of the UNAD.
“We have had a very representative reception from the different communities. The Directorates of Affairs for Black, Afro-Colombian, Raizales and Palenqueras Communities; Religious Affairs, Democracy, Citizen Participation and Community Action; and Government and Territorial Management, as well as the National Prior Consultation Authority, were the first to assign 100 percent of their quotas”, reiterated the Minister of the Interior.
It is important to note that students from the Social Leaders Training School who want to continue with their training process, following the requirements of the university, may be recognized for their courses and diplomas in technical and professional careers.
For his part, the Rector of the National Open and Distance University, Jaime Alberto Leal Afanador, reaffirmed the institution's commitment to this initiative, “our task is to sow hope, recognizing the great challenges we have as a society and glimpsing with the communities and from the regions real solutions”.