To promote self-care through the use of technology in times of pandemic, due to covid 19, different activities were developed, including innovation laboratories that would allow young people from Medellín and its surroundings to build different prototypes using code and skills in electronics, to solve and mitigate different problems and threats identified by themselves in their territories.
The exercises were aimed at promoting teamwork around technological projects, involving code and basic skills in robotics, involving good practices in each of the developments, simulating and testing different conditions. Each beneficiary managed to build a prototype at the end of the course and record a video explaining how their creation works, as seen in the videos attached to this report.
During 2020 we faced great challenges, but we also found opportunities to improve our work and inspire young people to consider technology as an alternative for life. In 2020 we trained 53 geeks in coding skills, employability and 21st century skills. 94% of those trained have a job in the TECH industry and they are generating income that contributes to the improvement of their quality of life.
Part of our 2020 goals is inclusion, 36 women are now frontdeveloper, and 31 of them are working or studying in areas related with TECH. Also we had a version called Academia Geek Ser + Capaces, focused on people with disabilities who finish their training in December 2020. 27 persons concluded the formation. During January they will socialize their final projects and they will be starting the employability process.
Thanks to all for the support during 2020.
This year we have big dreams. Together we are stronger.
Activities related to support for Venezuelans have sought to strengthen skills in technological and digital tools, these actions have had as their main focus in recent months to redirect, strengthen, increase and enhance the participation of Venezuelan migrants in Medellín, from the aid project for Venezuelans have increased the participation of Venezuelans in other training projects for children and youth; In the projects that have been strengthened, skills in basic programming, web development, electronics and robotics have been promoted. In other activities, dialogues have been carried out with other organizations to generate alliances that allow to help more Venezuelan migrants and increase the scope of the actions.