Jul 6, 2021

Digital skills to face COVID-19

In this project we seek to develop skills so that people have the tools to face the challenges faced by the pandemic caused by covid 19, in the last 2 months we have accompanied 12 young people from the municipality of Bolombolo Antioquia with a Bootcamp on social innovation , promoting the development of ICT skills in young people, the objective of the Bootcamp is that they develop skills to identify problematic aspects and conditions of their environment that can be solved or improved through the development of prototypes that incorporate Arduino, circuits and 3D design.

At the end of the training of 65 hours, the young people will have identified a local problem identified by themselves, who are those who know closely the reality of their territory, they will be able to address their interests and challenges using the skills developed in the course

Apr 2, 2021

Help Venezuelans with digital and media literacy

In recent months, the efforts of the project to help Venezuelan migrants in Colombia have been aimed at strengthening the call for training in digital skills in programming for web development, with support in the employability process and direct contact with web development companies. . At the moment they are expected to receive different cohorts of training groups to train and help employ young migrants from Venezuela. The calls have been aimed at specific groups of young migrants, as well as people with disabilities, to strengthen digital skills that allow all people to use technology to transform themselves and their environment while learning and developing specifical habilities involving tech.

Feb 3, 2021

Coding and employabilty:

During 2020, Covid 19 presented us challenges as a society related to health and care, however, it also showed us the inequality in internet access and the need we have to develop digital skills.

This situation poses a great challenge to promote technology as an opportunity to solve needs in different contexts. At Makaia, we firmly believe in the need to create opportunities that give people different perspectives on technology.

Part of our achievements in 2020 was inclusion: 36 women are now front-end developers and 31 of them are working or studying in areas related to technology. We also had a version called Academia Geek Ser + Capaces, focused on people with disabilities who finish their training in January 2021.

In 2021 our goals are related to promoting the inclusion of women, Venezuelan migrants, and rural youth.

We hope that 2021 will be a year full of new opportunities!

Thanks for the support, toguether we are stronger.

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