CEM students awarded in School Enterprise Challenge
By Luis Fernando Sanabria | General Manager
School Enterprise Challenge participants
The Mbaracayu Educational Center (CEM) participated in the School Enterprise Challenge and one first place at the Canindeyú Department level and third place nationally. The School Enterprise Challenge is run internationally by Teach A Man To Fish and organized in Paraguay by Fundación Paraguaya.
First year students work together to create a business producing and selling dried orange peels. They worked very hard and displayed great leadership. The School Enterprise Challenge engages students at schools across the world to create enterprises that generate an impact and involves the entire educational community. Entrepreneurship training is carried out for all those involved so that they have the necessary tools to carry out their business.
Former students of the Mbaracayú Educational Center (CEM) who received scholarships through an agreement with CEM, formed an Association of Alumni, called the Brotes Association of Mbaracayú. It has the objective of generating and supporting social and environmental innovation enterprises with high growth potential that aim to meet the objectives of sustainable development (SDG). Of these SDGs, the Association has 6 prioritized objectives: Quality Education, Gender Equality, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, and Partnerships. They will work in the Departments of Guairá, San Pedro and Caníndeyu. This has been a pleasant surprise for all of us and we believe in the potential of the women and that this Association will be very successful.
6 current students of the School and one graduate, in total 7 girls from Center of Education Mbaracayú (CEM), were selected to participate in the Penguin Bootcamp, held in Asunción. Fundación Paraguaya has teamed up with Penguin Academy to bring a prestigious and innovative technology workshop to Paraguay. Penguin Programming Bootcamps are intensive courses of programming that lasted 2 weeks and took participants from a level of "zero experience" to be ready to start a technology internship.
The course was held at the Casa de Nómadas in Asunción from May 6 to 22. The projects carried out by the CEM students during the bootcamp were presented at the Cerrito Forum 2019, where they were 1st and 2nd place winners.
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