My name is Ana María Valera, I am Venezuelan, and I met CEFE in 2018 in a training developed with this methodology. I was immediately fascinated by how learning was built collaboratively and dynamically. When I left that program, I contacted CEFE Venezuela, and I signed up for the next T.O.T in March 2019. Since then, I have not stopped doing CEFE.
After getting my CEFE license, an extraordinary alliance with CEFE Venezuela arose naturally. It allowed me to design and deliver different capacity development programs for clients in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and the European Union; projects that have benefited migrants, refugees, host populations and young entrepreneurs, among other target groups. At the same time, I had the opportunity to develop and execute programs under the ”CEFE in company” methodology for the human talent of different private organizations in various cities in my country.
Seeing the transformation of people after training under the CEFE methodology is something that fills me with satisfaction. It is very gratifying to know and feel that you can positively impact other people’s lives and drive them towards a space of evolution and personal or professional growth.
As part of my professional development, I started my Diploma for Advanced Cefistas (Advanced Training for Cefistas FACES) in 2020. Due to the pandemic, I completed it in 2022, obtaining my certificate as International CEFE Senior Adviser.
Thanks to the pandemic and the desire to continue working with our methodology, I had the opportunity to participate as a member of the local committee in Venezuela for the development and implementation of the CEFE Digital Methodology for important multilateral organizations in Latin America such as UNHCR, UNDP , IOM, IRC, GIZ, JRS, among others.
My career as a Cefista is just beginning. In the medium term, I project myself as the next Master CEFE Trainer in my country because I want to continue fulfilling my life purpose: to positively impact other people’s lives, and I am convinced that CEFE methodology is an ideal tool for it.
I see many possibilities for growth and evolution, both personally and professionally. Seeing all the people, CEFE has positively impacted in the world fills me with hope, joy, and immense gratitude. By doing what I love, I know that I can contribute to the personal development and the social, productive, and economic life of many people worldwide.