Reaching Out Peru: Cajamarca, Chota

Reaching Out Peru: Cajamarca, Chota

The long awaited August 23 came to the “entourage” of WiT Peru: Andrea, Karen, Stephanie, Maria Rosa, Freddy and Jhoon. Thanks to the work of Ana Maria Reyes Carranza, we got the approval and interest of Sister Miguelina, Principal of the school, and the support of Ivan Reyes, of the municipality of Chota, for the lunches and refreshments for the attendees. The day began with a dynamic “Ice Breaker” directed by Karen, in which each participant received a half a heart and the goal was to find your other half and have some small conversation. Then we did an activity in which the girls drew what they understood as technology. Andrea then presented some possibilities and what to expect when pursuing a career in the world of technology and projected a video prepared by Code.org inviting everyone to learn programming. After so much inspiration, we played the Marshmellow Challenge! We got a pleasant surprise when 3 groups managed to put together a stable tower of over 40 cm. Karen continued with a brief session on entrepreneurship giving quick tips for the girls so could find an idea to develop as a business. The next step was to form groups and each group had to choose a business idea, which was embodied in the Business Model Canvas. To end the day each group presented their idea and business model. The second day began with a short exercise, led by Rosa Maria, in which the girls took their first steps with HTML, then be familiar with the tool had to be put together skeletons web portal business idea chosen by each group....

First Stop of Reaching Out Perú: Cajamarca

CAJAMARCA! The first stop of the Reaching Out Perú tour will be in Chota, Cajamarca. We will be teaching classes on entrepreneurship, technology and vocational guidance to girls from 3rd, 4th and 5th grade in secondary school. The dates: August 23rd and 24th. Volunteers: Would you like to go with us? write to info@witperu.org. To the ones that wrote us this past week, we will be communicating with you today to let you know of the details — a good opportunity for your resume and to help! You can also subscribe using the Volunteer Registration form. Sponsoring Companies: we are looking for companies that could sponsor the tour. If you have any interest, please write us to info@witperu.org — A good opportunity for business-good karma! We will be reporting more details on the...