Portal To Medellin, Colombia
OUR MISSION STATEMENT:
DO WHATEVER WE CAN, USING THE POWER OF THE
INTERNET, TO IMPROVE
THE ECONOMIES, AND LIVES OF THE PEOPLE, IN THE AREAS WE SERVE.
The foundation of our
"Mission" is based on the following FOUR BELIEFS
formed over the past ten years of working in support of our Mission :
1. Of the three principal "forces" in our lives: Government, Religion,
and Culture, the greatest change in the least amount of time, can be
made through the humanitarian force of: GOVERNMENT.
2. The INTERNET is THE high powered communications and
knowledge tool of the world. Governments that are serious about creating
more options for the poor, while improving overall economies, must
insure that Internet: service, computers, trained and dedicated
teachers, are actively working in all schools, starting with schools
located in the poorest areas. Teacher compensation and advancement must
be based in part, upon annual student tests designed to effectively
measures student/teacher progress.
3. Governments must accept that required ENGLISH CLASSES in
Colombia and other Hispanic countries are a proven failure. Current
methods of language instruction only result in a feeling of inferiority
among the general population. PRONUNCIATION is the most important KEY in
learning a second language. Students MUST listen and learn
pronunciation ONLY from NATIVE SPEAKING SOURCES. There are only two
practical options: PC INSTRUCTION using software with NATIVE SPEAKERS,
while being assisted by current English language teachers , or
the second option, implement an INTERNATIONAL TEACHER EXCHANGE PROGRAM.
4. Governments must take the lead regarding greater use, understanding
of, and ways to OBTAIN MEASURED RESULTS from the Internet.
Government controlled educational institutions must teach their students
how to access and utilize current information freely available on the
Internet, such as: A. Quickly and accurately accessing and
evaluating information readily available from Search Engines-which
contain the WORLD'S LARGEST DATA BASE. B. Teach proper Home Page
creation that includes all three Search Engine required elements:
Design, Text Writing, and Programing. The RESULTS will be a major
increase in the number and quality of visitors to Home Pages. C.
Teach the importance of regular monitoring and evaluation of STATISTICS
and GRAPHS that can be freely accessed from the Control Panel of all
Home Pages. Historically, Home Page designers are taught only
"design" with no teaching effort directed towards the importance of HOME
PAGE RESULTS. Website owners and managers REQUIRE this timely
information in order to evaluate the relative success or failure of
their Home Page-including ideas where improvement is needed!
is to promote Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia. Unfortunately the
legalities of copyright can be an obstruction to our concept of free and
open promotion. Our international Portals contain many references to
"Copyright", and while they appear to be strictly copyrighted, this is
only done to satisfy some Search Engine algorithms which may provide
better Search Results when the crawlers "see" the word: "Copyright".
You may freely copy any material or photographs, which we have created,
that are positive in the promotion of Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia. It
is not necessary to contact us for permission, however please mention:
"Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia", and if possible, the domain address of
our Portal: ( www.MedellinInfo.com).
FAIR USE COPYRIGHT LAW. Our sites do contain a limited amount of
copyrighted material that in some cases may not have been specifically
authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available
to our reader/visitors in our efforts to advance the economy, and or
social justice issues related to the areas we serve. We believe this
constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided
for in section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title
17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on these sites is distributed
without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving
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