Meet the 7 winners of the Emprende El Viaje call

January 12, 2018
Communications Colunga Foundation

The organizations managed to win funding from Fundación Colunga, which also includes the support of the Colunga Social Innovation Laboratory throughout the year.

The last call of Emprende El Viaje received 150 applications from different regions of the country, who bet on a process of training and financing with Fundación Colunga.

Ganadores Emprende El Viaje


After a selection process, 20 of the 150 projects had an intensive workshop of 5 days, next to Colunga Social Innovation LaboratoryTo make the workshop, this year an alliance was formed with the impact and research laboratory Yuken to work on the effectiveness between the problems detected, the reading of the contexts, and the proposed solutions.

Investment table

After the learning process, 11 teams were chosen to appear at the investment table of the call, where they presented their reformulated projects.

The jury of the investment table was formed by a panel of experts in the field of social innovation: Raúl Perry of San Carlos de Maipo Foundation; Esperanza Cueto of the Colunga Foundation; Leonardo Moreno of Foundation for Overcoming Poverty; Ana María Raad of Chile Foundation; Rodrigo Frías of CORFO; Montserrat Handrail of Luksic Foundation; Juan José Cueto of the Colunga Foundation; Teresa Matus of the School Social Work of the University of Chile; Arturo Celedón of Fundación Colunga and Roman Yosif of the Government Laboratory.

Photo jury Investment Board

Seven teams were chosen by the jury, know here the winning projects of Emprende el Viaje:

Draft: Curious in the classroom: doing science in preschool
Organization: Creando Curiosos Foundation
The objective of this project is to promote science education from early childhood in vulnerable sectors.

Draft: Bridges of Creation: We link young offenders, educators and families or significant persons through artistic creations
Organization: Itaca Foundation
This project seeks to reduce the impact of stigmatization on the identity of young offenders, and increase the bonding of young people deprived of liberty with themselves, their educators and their families, through artistic creations.

Draft: Itinerant School of Mapuche Kimun Interterritorial
Organization: Mapuche NGO NEWEN
ANDThis project seeks to increase Mapuche knowledge in the educational process of children of basic education in the Araucanía Region, promoting the assessment of their own rights in their family, community and territory spaces.

Draft: Playful laboratory for wellness, inclusion and participation
Organization: Observatory of the Game
This organization, through the development of skills for the 21st century, seeks to promote wellbeing, inclusion and participation of students, professors and representatives of 4 schools in Chile, through playful strategies.

Draft: Little School of the Arts of the Social Circus La Chimba
Organization: Los Volantines Sports and Cultural Club
This organization uses the circus as a pedagogical and community tool to promote the exercise of the rights of children and adolescents, and the recovery of public spaces.

Draft: Braiding San Rosendo
Organization: ACTO Foundation
The objective of this organization is to strengthen the sense of territorial belonging in young people of San Rosendo through cultural exchange and participation.

Draft: The Huertera Backpack
Organization: Huerta a Huerta Organization
This organization wants to reduce the consumption of drugs and violence in the blocks of 3 communes of Santiago through the creation of urban gardens.

The winning organizations will have access to a maximum amount of 25 million pesos and will also participate in a Consolidation process with the Colunga Social Innovation Laboratory, during 2018, which seeks to strengthen and support the teams in the development of their projects.

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