250 women in technology is a Ruta N and Motorola Foundation project that seeks to provide opportunities in leadership and empowerment, to women between the ages of 14 and 28 years in social and economic vulnerability. This strategy is developed through ICT and computer science through the creation of code, from which participants can develop cognitive, procedural and attitudinal skills that allow them to take advantage of opportunities in the labor market and consequently, improve their quality of life.
On May 5, the Marina Orth Foundation and MAKAIA began to work in this project in which the beneficiaries are 20 young people from grades 9, 10 and 11 of La Avanzada Educational Institution located in the Santo Domingo neighborhood, and 28 young girls in the Carlos Lleras Restrepo Youth Care Center (La Pola).
It is important to highlight that, in addition to the training process, there will be a field trip and complementary motivational talks aimed at fostering the understanding of the innovation and technology ecosystem. With this, we sought that young women see the possibility of personal and professional development in the STEM sector and generate in them future and aspirational imaginaries to improve their lifestyle.