Balam 2021 youth robotics / robotica juvenil!

A microproject by Online Learning Initiative
Balam 2021 youth robotics / robotica juvenil!
Balam 2021 youth robotics / robotica juvenil!
Balam 2021 youth robotics / robotica juvenil!
Balam 2021 youth robotics / robotica juvenil!
Balam 2021 youth robotics / robotica juvenil!
Balam 2021 youth robotics / robotica juvenil!
Balam 2021 youth robotics / robotica juvenil!
Balam 2021 youth robotics / robotica juvenil!
Balam 2021 youth robotics / robotica juvenil!
Balam 2021 youth robotics / robotica juvenil!


Ten Guatemalan youth are preparing to attend Balam 2021, the Guatemala robotics challenge. Help us cover their robot kit, internet, travel and lodging. Last year one got an honorable mention. Now they are aiming higher! -----/----- 10 jovenes se preparan a asistir a Balam 2020, la competencia guatemalteca de robotica. Ayudanos a cubrir sus gastos del kit robotico, internet, transporte y hospedaje. El ano pasado una joven recibio mencion honorifica. Ahora van por mas.

total goal
monthly donors


Robotics challenges develop logical thinking and grit. Ten youth master electricity, electronics and programming. But they need the robot kit, funds to attend the contest and crucially, internet connectivity. =/= La robotica desarrolla el pensamiento logico y la persistencia. Diez jovenes estan aprendiendo electricidad, electronica y programacion. Pero necesitan kits de robotica, viaticos para asistir y, criticamente, conectividad de internet.


Punto Crea will provide safe transport (a minibus), room and board for 10 youth participants and their tutors to attend Balam 2021 in Guatemala City (3 days + 2 nights), 10 reusable robot kits and phone cards for internet access. =/= Punto Crea proporcionara transporte seguro (microbus), hospedaje y alimentacion para 7 participantes y 2 tutores en Balam 2021 en Ciudad de Guatemala (3 dias + 2 noches), 10 kits de robotica reutilizables y tiempo de aire para conectarse a la internet.

Long-Term Impact

Through weekly sessions, youth in Punto Crea master STEAM skills that prepare them for further formal or non-formal education, employment or entrepreneurship, and develop critical and creative thinking skills expanding their flexibility as problem solvers. =/= En sesiones semanales los jovenes en Punto Crea desarrollan competencias STEAM que los preparan para seguir educandose, emplearse o el emprendimiento, y desarrollan habilidades de pensamiento critico y creativo que los hacen mas flexibles.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Punto Crea platform /​ Plataforma de Punto Crea
Balam 2020 website /​ Sitio web de Balam 2020

Organization Information

Online Learning Initiative

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @OLIonlineEd
Project Leader:
Felix Alvarado
Washington, DC United States
$75 raised of $2,520 goal
3 donations
59 days left
$2,445 to go
Enter donation amount (minimum $10)
Donate Now
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Online Learning Initiative has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:
Add Project to Favorites

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser
This microproject is connected to:
Microproject Disclaimer

Every microproject is intended to use the donations it receives in accordance with its stated description; however, it is important to provide project leaders with the flexibility to maximize the potential benefit from the donations they receive. This means that your donation may be used as a part of the main project that supports this microproject, specifically Punto Crea - Creative Youth Makers in Guatemala!. In this event, the project leader is required to post an update to the microproject detailing the results and reasons behind this change.

If you or any other donor is unhappy with the way their funds have been used, he or she can reallocate their donation using the GlobalGiving guarantee.

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.