Community Solutions

The training and accompaniment of the communities is one of our commitments. We are in charge of providing the necessary tools and knowledge so that each member of the community can make the most out of their talents, and harmonically with the natural environment, make the most of the natural resources available to them. Therefore we develop projects in conjunction with educational institutions, maximizing access to education especially for children.

School Transport

The school "Soledad Pueblito" welcomes 247 children, of whom 151 are transferred by river from 13 nearby villages. The main problems of this institution correspond to the accessibility to  and the regularity of the participation of the children in academic activities due to unfrequent and unreliable provision of the school transport service. The current service is provided with a fiberglass boat 11m long by 1.30 m wide, with a 40 horsepower two-stroke outboard engine, capable of transporting 35 students per trip.

This proposal encourages the use of solar energy in water transport, facing limited access to school transport in the Iscuandé region. This initiative seeks to transform transport from aquatic electromobility and generation and recharge systems on land. This solution has the ability to generate a 45% reduction in operating costs and the independence of fossil fuels, ensuring a continuous and reliable education throughout the year. Additionally, its implementation removes the emission of 6.0 tons per year of unburned hydrocarbons , 9.0 of CO and 5.5 of CO2. Sound pollution from 8.5 db to 4.5 db in the aquatic ecosystem caused by engine noise is also reduced.

Community Transport

Together with GAIA Amazonas we develop the dimensioning and diagnosis of the mobility needs of the indigenous communities that inhabit the Mirití, Apaporis and Pirá Paraná rivers. These communities scattered in the Amazon territory, require mobility solutions that allow them to develop collectively and find themselves in the middle of such a vast territory, carry out trips between the different malocas, exchange knowledge and make decisions.

However, current transportation conditions dependent on combustion engines pose difficulties, especially due to fuel costs in such remote locations. Within the framework of the Uniandes - Gaia agreement, we are gathering preliminary information to structure appropriate solutions that will be implemented progressively, in the first phase with the support of KGN.

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Universidad de los Andes | Vigilada Mineducación
Reconocimiento como Universidad: Decreto 1297 del 30 de mayo de 1964.
Reconocimiento personería jurídica: Resolución 28 del 23 de febrero de 1949 Minjusticia.


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