Feb 24, 2014

Scientific Initiation for Young Talents. 2011-2013

The program of Scientific Initiation with Emphasis in Mathematics for Young Talents developed by OMAPA aims to empower the young talents who are, with no doubts, the most valuable resource of our country.

It is the first and only program with these features in the country, has a national scope and proven international effectiveness and has been conducted continuously since 1989.

It consists of three main steps: 1st) Detection and motivation through National Mathematical Olympiads; 2nd) Academic and Scientific Training; and 3rd) Incentive to Excellence.

The long-term impact intended with the program, besides of the one that every student can achieve by his own, is the continuous training of Paraguayan professionals in science and technology, which will be the engine for the social and economic development of Paraguay.

In 2013, about 350.000 students from throughout the country participated in the first stages of detection and motivation. 359 outstanding students participated in the stages of Academic and Scientific Training.

In the last three years this program has had an important growing thanks to the sponsorship of national organisms through cooperation agreements that assured financial resources until 2013.

OMAPA intends to continue this work by finding new sources of funding to collaborate actively in the realization of the aims of the program and therefore strongly bets to the support of individuals and companies who want to help with their donations through GlobalGiving.

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