During 2020, Covid 19 presented us challenges as a society related to health and care, however, it also showed us the inequality in internet access and the need we have to develop digital skills.
This situation poses a great challenge to promote technology as an opportunity to solve needs in different contexts. At Makaia, we firmly believe in the need to create opportunities that give people different perspectives on technology.
Part of our achievements in 2020 was inclusion: 36 women are now front-end developers and 31 of them are working or studying in areas related to technology. We also had a version called Academia Geek Ser + Capaces, focused on people with disabilities who finish their training in January 2021.
In 2021 our goals are related to promoting the inclusion of women, Venezuelan migrants, and rural youth.
We hope that 2021 will be a year full of new opportunities!
Thanks for the support, toguether we are stronger.
Since we are facing the reality of Covid-19 around the world, we have had to change our relation with aspects like work,shooping and social interaction.
Academia geek is not far from this reality. Since march we are promoving programing skills 100% virtual. Nowadays, we have 2 groups of youth who developed the bootcamp trought virtuality, one of them is finishing the course in september.
In July group of 16 youth were certified as junior front-end developers. This group started an employability process to access better opportunities in the IT sector. Currently, 09 of them are working in companies related to technology and they are applying the knowledge that they acquire during the Bootcamp. All of them are working fron home.
These jobs represent the started point in the programming area. We still working with other youth who are looking for alternatives in STEM to improve their living conditions.
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