Coding skills and employment for vulnerable people

by MAKAIA
Coding skills and employment for vulnerable people
Coding skills and employment for vulnerable people
Coding skills and employment for vulnerable people
Coding skills and employment for vulnerable people
Coding skills and employment for vulnerable people
Coding skills and employment for vulnerable people
Coding skills and employment for vulnerable people
Coding skills and employment for vulnerable people
Coding skills and employment for vulnerable people
Coding skills and employment for vulnerable people
Coding skills and employment for vulnerable people
Coding skills and employment for vulnerable people
Coding skills and employment for vulnerable people
Coding skills and employment for vulnerable people

Connecting people with job opportunities in the IT sector  

We keep working in the connection between people and wide job opportunities that the technology sector offers. After the 12-week training web development and programming bootcamp finished, they were able to access jobs that changed their lives. Subjects like human skills and employability tools were essential in their training. 

Today, 272 people were trained in FrontEnd and BackEnd Web Development bootcamps, and 183 of them are employed in more than 80 tech companies in Colombia. They have trusted our talent and today is allowing us to be agents of change in vulnerable communities that require more educational and employment opportunities.  

Our commitment continues with the connection of talents who are looking for an opportunity in the technological sector, contributing to the knowledge of our groups and building a community that strengthens the bonds of connections and opportunities for our trainees.  

We want to maximize our impact, and it is just because of you that we can help to fulfill the dream of more women, young people and recently unemployed who seek through technology a new opportunity to change their lives. 

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During the last period, 27 young people had 65 hours of training in thematic and methodological techniques of electronics and programming, they learn from the basic level of circuits to create their own projects using sensors and electronic elements. This way, they contributed to solve problems otheir social environment in the City of Buriticá - Antioquia.  

In the course of these workshops they developed around 9 prototypes such as, the machine that rotates the harvested coffee beans and allow them to dry; allowing them to invest the time in other activities and optimizing the time invested in coffee processes. Also, the application of  our meteorology helped to develop a humidity and temperature sensors to monitor meteorological parameters in the city and anticipate the probability of landslides and harvest. These examples show how the knowledge received in theInnovation Laboratoriesempowered them to solve real problems in their own context. 

Between April and June 2022, we seek to impact 50 young people in our workshops developing their skills in principles of electronics, robotics, and programming, and encourage them to provide solutions to problems previously identified in their own contexts.  

By supporting this initiative, we can continue to transform the lives of those who see in technology and innovation the grate opportunity to actively contribute their own reality and context of their communities.  
 

 

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Young people of Buritica
Young people of Buritica

The development of ICT skills and the use of robotics by young people in rural areas in 2 municipalities of Antioquia, promotes self-care in times of pandemic, in the last 3 months we accompanied 23 young people from the municipality of Burticá Antioquia and 27 young people from the municipality of El Retiro, Antioquia with a Bootcamp on social innovation, the objective of the Bootcamp is that they develop skills to identify problematic, aspects and conditions of their environment that can be solved or improved through the development of prototypes that incorporate Arduino and circuits

The exercises promoted teamwork around technological projects, involving code and basic skills in robotics, involving good practices in each of the developments, simulating and testing different conditions. A total of 13 prototypes were built at the end of the training of 65 hours; 5 prototypes made by the boys of El Retiro, Antioquia and 8 prototypes by the youth people of Buriticá, Antioquia.

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In this project we seek to develop skills so that people have the tools to face the challenges faced by the pandemic caused by covid 19, in the last 2 months we have accompanied 12 young people from the municipality of Bolombolo Antioquia with a Bootcamp on social innovation , promoting the development of ICT skills in young people, the objective of the Bootcamp is that they develop skills to identify problematic aspects and conditions of their environment that can be solved or improved through the development of prototypes that incorporate Arduino, circuits and 3D design.

At the end of the training of 65 hours, the young people will have identified a local problem identified by themselves, who are those who know closely the reality of their territory, they will be able to address their interests and challenges using the skills developed in the course

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To promote self-care through the use of technology in times of pandemic, due to covid 19, different activities were developed, including innovation laboratories that would allow young people from Medellín and its surroundings to build different prototypes using code and skills in electronics, to solve and mitigate different problems and threats identified by themselves in their territories.

The exercises were aimed at promoting teamwork around technological projects, involving code and basic skills in robotics, involving good practices in each of the developments, simulating and testing different conditions. Each beneficiary managed to build a prototype at the end of the course and record a video explaining how their creation works, as seen in the videos attached to this report.

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MAKAIA

Location: Medellin, Antioquia - Colombia
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Ana Maria Acosta
Medellin, Antioquia Colombia
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