Build Bright Colombian Futures through STEM

by MAKAIA
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Build Bright Colombian Futures through STEM
Build Bright Colombian Futures through STEM
Build Bright Colombian Futures through STEM
Build Bright Colombian Futures through STEM
Build Bright Colombian Futures through STEM
Build Bright Colombian Futures through STEM
Build Bright Colombian Futures through STEM
Build Bright Colombian Futures through STEM
Build Bright Colombian Futures through STEM
Build Bright Colombian Futures through STEM
Build Bright Colombian Futures through STEM
Build Bright Colombian Futures through STEM
Build Bright Colombian Futures through STEM

Summary

Did you know that out of 10 students in Colombia, 4 graduate high school and only 2 access higher education? You can be part of the solution! MAKAIA's STEM programs ignite passion for technology, equipping vulnerable youth with STEM skills, IT concepts, robotics, and life skills. Unlock the potential of 100 students through our project-based methodologies Innovation Labs and STEM Talents Incubator. Let's foster innovation and break down barriers for professional training opportunities

$50,000
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$47,415
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18
donors
1
monthly donor
1
fundraiser
8
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Challenge

In 2023, students from privileged backgrounds in Colombia displayed an 18% lead in standardized test scores over their peers from less advantaged environments. This discrepancy has given rise to a pressing issue: many bright minds within the latter group are struggling to enter and remain in higher education programs due to their inability to meet the proficiency benchmarks, particularly in STEM fields. This leaves them facing the prospect of higher rates of unemployment and lower income levels.

Solution

MAKAIA's STEM Education programs empower vulnerable teens and youth by enhancing their STEM skills through IT, robotics, and life skills. Help us support 100 students with: Innovation Labs: Encourages social innovation by creating robotic solutions for local issues. STEM Talent Incubator: Hands-on training to high school students, focusing on critical and computational thinking, numerical reasoning, and interpersonal skills to access professional training opportunities.

Long-Term Impact

By empowering 100 teens and youth in vulnerable communities with technology, it equips them with essential STEM skills and practical knowledge in IT concepts. This not only opens doors to diverse career opportunities but also instills confidence and critical thinking abilities. Moreover, the emphasis on life skills ensures holistic growth, preparing participants for a future in Colombia's growing IT industry.

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MAKAIA

Location: Medellin, Antioquia - Colombia
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Project Leader:
Ingrid Espitia
Medellin , Antioquia Colombia

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