Over the weekend, on the 10th and 11th June, our organisation attended the event organized by the Colombian Foreign Ministry, the Consulate and the Embassy of Colombia in London; where the main entities that provide services to Colombians in the United Kingdom came together to show and publicize their programmes and projects. The fair included the participation of public, private and social entities, where PODIUM’s presence was noted from beginning to end, making known the Miraism ideology on both days of celebration of Colombian identity.
See the pictures from the event here.
On Friday 9th June, through a community event, PODIUM created a space where Colombians abroad had the opportunity to share with their Representative from the Colombian Chamber of Representatives, Ana Paola Agudelo.
On June 10 and 11, the Colombian Foreign Ministry, together with the consulate and the Colombian embassy in London, organized the First Services Fair for Colombians in London, where the Representative was also present, approaching both visitors and the stands of the different organizations and entities that participated in the event.
During both events, the congresswoman made known to Colombians all the work done during the last years and its fruits, one of the most remarkable being her approach to managing state entities, such as the National Savings Fund, ColPensions, the military forces, among others, which now provide their services more clearly to nationals residing outside Colombia. Colombians were also able to ask their Representative questions and make proposals about the management of these entities, which made them feel included and recognized.
See the pictures from the events here.
On Saturday 3rd June, PODIUM hosted its first tables of conversation in English, a space where spanish speakers could come and practise their English, no matter the level, in a comfortable and informal setting. The session consisted of group conversations, reading play scripts, activities in teams and games, all of which made people learn and use an extensive range of the english vocabulary. The session was run by 5 bilingual volunteers and was attended by 13 people of all ages. Continue reading “Tables of conversation in English”
On the 30th of May PODIUM’s Youth group visited the Emirates Aviation Experience. During the visit they had a guided tour and learnt about all the different aspects of the airline. Before everything started the tour guide said: “during this visit we will put your 5 senses to work”, and so it was.
Continue reading “Visit to the Emirates Aviation Experience”
PODIUM, as that bridge of information, aware of what’s happening for the benefit of Colombians abroad, informs you that since March 2017, the Colombian Registry has opened it’s process of registration for Colombian I.D Cards (Cedulas) in Colombian Consulates, for the March 2018 Colombian general elections of representatives of congress and presidency.
Register your ID Card/Cedula in 5 steps:
1. Enter the Registry website HERE
2. Type the number of your ID Card/Cedula to know your voting station.
3. If you are not registered to vote in London, go to your consulate to register before the 11th of January 2018.
4. Present your yellow ID Card/Cedula in person.
5. Verify your enrollment by checking the website again.
#ColombiansAbroad participate in democracy, do not let others decide for you #YourVoiceCounts.