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3Train for emancipation

"Emancipation and empowerment of populations in situations of vulnerabilities involves a process of individual and collective training"

Shared observations and working assumptions:

- The term "training" encompasses all dynamics of learning and strengthening of actors: animations, information, awareness raising activities, capacity building, etc.

- The "emancipatory" training courses are based on the articulation between technical capacity building (access to a profession, economic security) and political training (awareness raising, critical analysis capacity, identification of problems and proposal of solutions). These trainings are action-oriented.

- The process known as "emancipatory training" includes the valorization of knowledge revealed by the exchange of practices, the capitalization of practices, and collective structuring.

- From a perspective of social transformation, the trainer’s intention is to promote the autonomy of thought and the individual and collective power to act of populations in vulnerable situations. To do so, he or she adopts the position of facilitator who proposes and modulates spaces for expression, reflection and action.

- In a perspective of social transformation, the articulation of training spaces between individual and collective emancipation is to be explored.

An example of activities/actions: CENCA in Peru!

"Based on the pedagogy of the oppressed of Paulo Freire, Cenca offers very flexible training courses that allow people to start emancipation processes with a long-term perspective: spaces for discussion, technical training, schools for leaders.
This can consist of, for example, groups of women who participate in regular encounters hosted by women facilitators, and who then start technical training (for a trade). Some of them participate in ESDEL (the school for leaders). Their testimonies regarding building their power and capacity to act are in a book that they created themselves— "Voces de Mariategui"."

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