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About the Founders

In 2014, Lorena Julio dreamed of creating a platform that with the use of the new technologies could allow blind persons to access education. From his technical and creative capacity, Sebastian Flores became the great promoter to make that dream come true.

Lorena Julio

Co-Founder and President

Lorena is a human rights activist. She has a Master´s Degree in Comparative Public Policies and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Communication. For the last seventeen years, she has worked on promoting and protecting human rights in Latin America and in the United States.

She worked for the Government of Argentina as a Head of Press in the Human Rights Secretary at the Province of Buenos Aires, as well as in the Coordination Team of the Assistance Program for Vulnerable Groups.   

Internationally, Lorena worked in the Organization of American States (OAS) as a Program Officer of the Young Americas Forum during the Summit of Presidents. Afterwards, she assumed roles as a Communication Officer at the Young Americas Business Trust by leading the Forum young networks.

In 2015, in Argentina, Lorena founded Fundación Comparlante aiming at reducing the gap on access to education and information for persons with visual disabilities. Nowadays, Comparlante promotes equity through universal accessibility.

In 2106, in Israel, she trained on entrepreneurship thanks to a scholarship by the Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation MASHAV. In 2018, Kanthari trained her on leadership for 12 months in India. In 2019, she had a scholarship in an entrepreneurship program at Silicon Valley.

In 2020, she joined the global movement Jai Jagat as a Latin American representative. She participated on a March from India to Armenia on the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth, and she carried the flags of no discrimination and no violence.

Lorena is the Coordinator of the Series Inclusion vs Equity edited by  Serial Editorial. This series has two releases: “Reconsidering Marginalization in Latin America” (2021) and “Questioning privileges that delve into inequities” (2022).

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Lorena Julio

Sebastián Flores

Co-Founder & Director


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Sebastián Flores

He is a partially sighted change maker graduated in Diplomacy and International Affairs. Sebastian has developed his professional training focused on Diplomacy, International Politics, Law, democracy and citizen participation, information and communication technologies in the context of Electronic Government and Digital Diplomacy. He is a role model of youth in the global process of sustainable development, humanitarian issues ranging from Migration and Human Mobility, Human Rights, to consultation on accessibility and equity for people with disabilities, both locally and at regional and international levels. Sebastian’s activity as a young leader has led him to key positions in projects with social impact by the hand of international organizations such as the UN, OAS, and youth advocacy networks worldwide. Sebastian is a TEDx Speaker, motivator, and mentor, a role that combines with his activity as a delegate in international summits and as Co-Founder of Comparlante.

No idea, as wonderful as it may seem, can be carried out without counting on a team that work with effort and commitment for it. Professionalism, diversity and multiculturalism lead our team to achieve the great impact we are already having across Latin America and the world.