The Argentine organization Chicas en Tecnología invited women between the ages of 15 and 19 in Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico to be part of its new free online program, Protagonistas del futuro, ellas transforman el mundo con tecnología, created with the support of Disney.
The new proposal seeks to reduce the digital gender gap in the STEAM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) and to promote digital literacy through an immersive and comprehensive experience in the technological world with social impact. This first edition had a call in which more than 900 young women applied, who did not need to have prior technical knowledge to participate.
240 young people were selected to start the program in October, which will last for 6 weeks. It will have different dynamics, such as workshops and inspiring talks given by referents in various fields, including Disney collaborators, so that participants develop technical-technological, leadership and social impact skills and become creators of local and global solutions for social problems through different technologies. The participants will be able to enhance their training experiences and transform their communities with the creations they develop. The launch of this regional program will allow the construction of a Latin American network of teenagers and young women protagonists of the future.
To consult more information about the program, go to: https://chicasentecnologia.org/protagonistasdelfuturo.
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