We have started with the teaching of employability workshops with the youth of the 17 high schools in Puntarenas, Guanacaste, Limón and San José, with which the Foundation works. The workshops are spaces for a lot of learning, sharing experiences and knowledge that help young people in the transition process from the school to the professional world. The workshops are accompanied by an experience within a company, in order to know the reality, the contexts and new employment and study opportunities. On this occasion we made the first tour with the students of the Professional Technical College of Limon, to the Dell company in Costa Rica.
During the visit they received different talks that allowed them to reinforce the topics seen in Employability (the importance of soft skills, networking, CV and job interview) as well as getting to know the operation of the company up close.
Thanks to your support, students have the opportunity to participate in workshops and tours, thus obtaining unique learning opportunities. From the Foundation we will continue with an arduous work to achieve the goal!!
May 14, 2019
Starting a project
By Karolina Rojas Kolomiets - Alliances Director
Starting the year, they initiate new plans !! Excited and eager to generate new opportunities, after the good results of last year. We have started with the planning and execution of the workshops in our schools. We have had good participation on the part of young women, who have great interests and illusions with the workshops. In a complementary way, we are currently managing and planning the vocational tours to our allied companies. We hope that this year we will have excellent results, thanks to everyone's support.
¨Going to University was not something I planned. Today, I can say that I have a different mentality, that I love to learn, that my newly achieved knowledge is reflected in my grades and in my effort, that I am proud to by a college student at ULACIT… furthermore, I love to know that I have people that believe in me and that support me in my personal and professional projects. I am deeply thankful with Fundación Acción Joven not only for helping me believe in myself, but for teaching me how to fly.¨
Fundación Acción Joven has been working with vulnerable youth for the past 11 years. This has allowed us to understand that in order to generate a real impact in the lives of our youth it is necessary to transcend the very important technical knowledge, and generate spaces to allow each person`s aspirations and dreams to emerge and flourish. Thanks to your solidarity, our organization has been able to continue impacting at risk youth and offering them with opportunities to continue with their personal and professional development.
Apr 11, 2019
Back to school
By Karolina Rojas - Alliances Director
The classes have started and thanks to the support of the collaborations of our partners we have been able to collect many school materials in order to support the students of our schools. During the first months we have done a job of classification and creation of packages with the basic materials, which we have been distributing among the students that the schools identify.
These materials are indispensable for the boys and girls who require them, since they become the tools that allow them to have access to education. Many times the lack of these materials is mainly due to economic problems, for which the donation of these is fundamental.
Thank you for the support, lets continue creating a better and more equal world!!