Kimberly proudly shows her robot
Dear donors and friends,
Your support made it possible! Eleven young deaf women completed training and gained new knowledge and skills in programming and robotics as well as abilities in teamwork and leadership. The training sessions were held from March 23 until April 27 thanks to the financial resources that you kindly donated since the beginning of the campaign at GlobalGiving.
The workshop uses didactic resources and methodological strategies adapted to the needs of this population and are facilitated by a trained mediator and a Costa Rican sign language (LESCO) interpreter. During the training sessions, young women were given pre- and post-test evaluations to understand the usefulness of training and the participant´s mindsets towards robotics and STEAM subjects. At the end of the training program, the young women showed an increase understanding of concepts related with sensors, simple gears, motors, laws of robotics, finite cycle and multitasking. At the same time, 63% of the young women considered that they were learning something new, and 83% of them found appealing the training sessions. This represents a positive result, considering the complexity of the subject and the methodologies used by the facilitators.
You can find a thank you message from the participants in this exclusive video, prepared by the Omar Dengo Foundation (FOD) to celebrate your support to this great cause. At FOD, we feel grateful for having the opportunity to work with such extraordinary group of young women and for the support that each of you gave us to make this a reality.
As we have reported earlier, FOD is working with other partners to execute new training sessions and we will continue working through GlobalGiving towards completing our goal of $10,000 so that other young deaf women and young women with cognitive disabilities in Costa Rica can have similar empowering and learning experiences. Your support and commitment are highly appreciated and we will value if you can share our project with family and friends.
Please, remember to watch the video here.
Once again, thank you!
Robotics training through practical experiences
Young woman training in robotics