What is the Chamilo Association?
The Chamilo Association is a non-profit organization founded in Belgium in 2010 and whose official headquarters, since 2014, are now in Spain.
Its main mission is to coordinate the Chamilo community in two main ways:
To improve education worldwide and to ensure the development of Chamilo software as an open source product which helps reduce the digital divide between rich and poor countries.
To fulfill its mission and achieve its objectives, the association is responsible for:
- supporting and coordinating efforts to release new versions of free Chamilo software;
- sourcing financial support for the continued development of Chamilo LMS;
- coordinating everything related to the community of Chamilo: local groups, new projects, collaborations, studies, translations, etc.;
- organizing events for disseminating Chamilo and free software;
- ensuring that Chamilo remains as a free software whose primary mission is to improve education worldwide.
To achieve these objectives the association oversees several projects including:
(Click on a project to learn more)
The Chamilo Association doesn’t offer professional services to organizations that use Chamilo. These services are ensured by our official providers network.
Chamilo is a trademark owned by the Chamilo Association brand.
Who directs the association?
Each member of the Chamilo Association every two years elects board to represent them and execute the project’s agreed objectives. This board consists of 5 members democratically elected by majority vote in the general assembly.
The board of directors is currently composed of:
Noa Orizales Iglesias
José Arturo Mora
Other positions of responsibility
Aside from the board, other coordinators and delegates who manage the day to day of the association:
Michela Mosquera Guardamino
Systems and Computer Engineering (2008), Diploma in Project Implementation E-learning (2010) and graduated from the Master of Edumatica and University Teaching (2013). Since 2006, Michela contributes to Free Software in Peru started its activities in the Free Software Community Garcilasina. In 2008 he founded, together with Engineer Yannick Warnier the Dkos Latin community and in 2010 founded the Chamilo Chamilo Peru and Latin community, communities, to date, continues to run. Michela specializes in project management and implementation of E-learning in Latin America since 2007 working in BeezNest Latino, official supplier of Chamilo and since its inception, one of the main contributors of the development of Chamilo project. His main interest is to contribute to education using technological resources in open formats. Free software and e-learning are the two main engines Michela; which is why we find it in almost all events related to Chamilo organized in Latin America. If you have something to contribute to the project and are in Latin America, do not hesitate to contact her.
Irene Rengel is an IT proffesional with broad experience in different sectors such as tourism or teaching, that make her an ideal multidisciplinar collaborator. Inside the Association, she is in charge of the management and recruitment of new members. She is the one that allows the project to grow more everyday.
Want to join this association?
If you believe in this project and want to support it, you can become a member of the Chamilo Association. See page Become a Member for more information.