Genios encourages entrepreneurial thinking through technology
Ayuda en Acción is a non-governmental organisation that works to reduce poverty and create equal opportunities. It focuses primarily on children and has identified digital skills as an area where there is a real need for training and development. In response to this lack of access to technological education, the organisation set up Genios.
Patricia Moreira, Director of Ayuda en Acción, explains: “The challenge of developing the digital skills of future generations is a responsibility that should be shared by everyone, which is why Genios was created. It makes technology more accessible and transforms it into a key learning tool.” Genios aims to teach more than 5,000 children and 300 teachers across Spain how to program. It also wants to promote social and technological inclusion and empower girls to explore careers in the tech industry, to reduce the gender gap in the digital landscape. The initiative has been subsidised by Google.org, with assistance from the organisation Jóvenes Inventores to implement it in schools. Ayuda en Acción believes educational communities are an important driver for social change. Ultimately, their hope is that this project will help transform Spanish students into a generation of creators, not just consumers.