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Empower youth through technology in Costa Rica

by Asociacion Ideas en Accion
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Empower youth through technology in Costa Rica
Empower youth through technology in Costa Rica
Empower youth through technology in Costa Rica
Empower youth through technology in Costa Rica
Empower youth through technology in Costa Rica
Empower youth through technology in Costa Rica
Empower youth through technology in Costa Rica
Empower youth through technology in Costa Rica
Empower youth through technology in Costa Rica
Empower youth through technology in Costa Rica
Empower youth through technology in Costa Rica
Empower youth through technology in Costa Rica
Empower youth through technology in Costa Rica
Empower youth through technology in Costa Rica
Empower youth through technology in Costa Rica
Empower youth through technology in Costa Rica
Empower youth through technology in Costa Rica
May 31, 2019

Our first semester/Nuestro primer semestre

Spanish Below

Our first semester

Red MenTe

Fundamentals of Technology Information Certification

Thanks to the partnership with Rocket Girls 17 young women that have previously graduated from MenTe en Acción take the classes from february 16th to may 11th, then were certified in CompTIA Fundamentals of Technology Information Certification. At this time, are 16 more women taking the classes to take the exam in july.


Red MenTe follow up activities

We continue offering professional and personas opportunities; we have made 3 Facebook Lives with women in STEAM, they talk about their experiences and stories, and allows us to reach more women and not just beneficiaries of the program.

During the month of March we had 5 activities for the International Women's Day, were talks and workshops, from different topics, not just technical.

We had the Internet of things with arduino workshop, which was co-organized and imparted by our technical mentors. In this workshop, 20 beneficiaries of MenTe en Acción were able to learn about the Internet of Things and Arduinos in a practical way.


Family Sessión-Intel

This activity was carried out with Intel Costa Rica on april 27th, where relatives of beneficiaries of the MenTe en Acción program, postulants of the 9th edition and who were interested could learn about Intel and its current operations in Costa Rica, about what are the STEAM areas (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) and the importance of supporting their daughters in the process of selecting careers historically led by men.

MenTe en Acción

We stared at the 9th edition of MenTe en Acción at Parque La Libertad, San José, it will end on June 29th. On this occasion we received 170 applications, however, we were able to accept only 50 of them to learn about new technologies, logic of programming, gender empowerment, and leadership; with the objective of encourage them to become STEAM professionals in the future and reduce the gender gap in these areas.


In this edition the participants selected a Sustainable Development Objective, and in a Design Thinking process they designed their functional mobile application prototype with the support of more than 20 technical mentors, which they are currently developing and will be presented on June 29th in the presence of their families, friends and jury during the graduation ceremony.

Fuck Up NIghts vol.V

Fuck Up Nights vol.VI took place on May 16th with the participation of 60 people and four national entrepreneurs who shared their failures, vulnerability and the lessons they learned with the others at the event.


Nuestro primer semestre

Red MenTe

Certificación Fundamentos de Tecnologías de Información

Gracias a nuestra alianza con Rocket Girls, logramos que 17 beneficiarias del programa MenTe en Acción obtuvieron una beca para realizar la  certificación Fundamentos de Tecnologías de Información de CompTIA del 16 de febrero al 11 de mayo, de las cuales el 100% ganaron la prueba. Actualmente 16 están iniciando las clases para llevar a cabo la certificación en el mes de julio.


Actividades de seguimiento de la Red MenTe

Hemos realizado tres Facebook Lives con el objetivo de que más mujeres conozcan sobre la experiencias e historias, de otras mujeres en áreas STEAM, lo que nos permite llegar a más mujeres y no solo beneficiarias del programa.

Durante el mes de marzo tuvimos cinco actividades en el marco del Día Internacional de la Mujer, fueron charlas y talleres tanto técnicos como de empoderamiento de género.

Además, el 7 de abril tuvimos el taller de Internet de las cosas y Arduino, que fue co organizado e impartido gracias a la iniciativa de los/las mentores/as técnicos/as. En este taller 20 beneficiarias de MenTe en Acción pudieron aprender sobre el Internet de las cosas y arduinos de manera práctica.


Sesión mamás y papás-Intel

La actividad se realizó en conjunto con Intel Costa Rica el 27 de abril, donde familiares de beneficiarias del programa MenTe en Acción, postulantes de la 9na edición e interesados en conocer sobre el tema, pudieron conocer Intel y sus operaciones actuales en Costa Rica, sobre lo que son las áreas STEAM a nivel global y de nuestro país (Ciencia, Tecnología, Ingeniería, Arte y Matemáticas) y la relevancia del apoyo a sus hijas en el proceso de selección de carreras lideradas históricamente por hombres.


MenTe en Acción

Estamos llevando a cabo la 9na edición de MenTe en Acción en el Parque La Libertad, San José, finalizará el próximo 29 de junio. En esta ocasión recibimos 170 aplicaciones de las cuales solamente 57 podían ser seleccionadas para para aprender sobre nuevas tecnologías, lógica de la programación, empoderamiento de género, y liderazgo; con el objetivo de que ingresen a carreras de Ciencia y Tecnología y disminuir la brecha de género en estas áreas.

En esta edición las participantes seleccionaron un Objetivo de desarrollo Sostenible, y mediante un proceso de Design Thinking diseñaron su prototipo de aplicación móvil funcional, que actualmente están desarrollando y será presentada el próximo 29 de junio ante sus familiares, amigos y jurado durante la ceremonia de graduación; lo anterior, con el apoyo de más de 20 mentoras y mentores técnicos que son de vital importancia para el desarrollo del programa.


Fuck Up Nights vol VI

Fuck Up Nights San José vol, VI lo llevamos a cabo en el Restaurante Kalú el 16 de mayo, contamos con la participación de cuatro expositores que nos contaron sobre sus emprendimientos y la importancia de permitirnos ser vulnerables para construir nuevas oportunidades, dar espacio a la creatividad y la innovación. Contamos con la participación de 60 invitados/as.

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Asociacion Ideas en Accion

Location: San Jose - Costa Rica
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @IdeasEnAccionCR
Project Leader:
Melissa Monge
San Jose, San Jose Costa Rica
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