Rosa Madera, founder of Empatthy, together with Alejandra Valdes, current director of Fundacion Amanoz, links national philanthropy with Latin America.
Between January 13 and 18 we both had the privilege to direct the contents of the First Learning Journey to Chile of Fundacion Synergos and its Global Philanthropists Circle. The tour aimed to make Latin American philanthropists know in depth the ecosystem of philanthropy and social investment in our country, in addition to knowing closely the current prolematics in Chile.
11 Latin Americans and one English made up the delegation that came with the person representative of GPC of New York, the person representative of Lata from Brazil and an assistant of Synergos, an organization that was founded by Margaret Dulany, Peggy, Rockefeller, whose mission is to develop a leadership style practiced by individuals and organizations that is effective in building trust and collaboration among various stakeholders to address the systematic challenges and along with it Synergos promotes, coordinates and strengthens philanthropy and social investment worldwide.
There were six intense days in which we show the select group of philanthropists and social entrepreneurs from England, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico that is being done in our country, both in the public and private sector, in matters of education, environment, childhood, justice, impact investment, and health among others. One of the most relevant aspects of this trip is that through it, Chile accustomed to looking at the examples of the United States and Europe had the opportunity to open up to countries and link with similar problems with which they can begin to work in such a network as proposed by Synergos.
Within the public sphere, they had the opportunity to learn from the Minister of Justice Hernan Larrain the project +R, which is the Government’s commitment to promote the reintegration of persons deprived of liberty and strengthen security. They also met the work of the Mustakis Foundation and interesting social ventures such as Ballon Latam, Algramo, Laboratoria, Burn to give. They met with more than 20 Chilean philanthropists in various instances and visited CEFIS, Fundacion Colunga, CEP and Belen Educa, among others. In the regional area they visited Teatro del Lago and Plades and then also with Friends of the Parks Foundation (Amigos de los Parques) and Tompkins Conservation Foundation, with whom them personally visited Pumalin Park.
The large agenda, allowed them to share with more than 65 people between government authorities, philanthropists, social entrepreneurs and businessmen who today are looking for a better tomorrow for our country.
We are sure that this is just a first step for the collaboration and networks that Chile currently needs in the area of philanthropy with Latin America. We will continue working to deepen this space and the generation of common major proposals.
ROSA MADERA & ALEJANDRA VALDÉS R