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More than 100 young entrepreneurs in Cartagena benefit from Fundación Pies Descalzos and Watson Marlow

The Pies Descalzos’ Young Entrepreneurs program supports kids in Cartagena in partnership with Watson Marlow. The program is supporting students in four schools in Cartagena and awakening their entrepreneurial initiative.

Recognizing the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines, the Young Entrepreneurs program is joined by Watson Marlow to enable students to create socially responsible projects where they devise and propose solutions and /or improvements in their environments.

The program, which is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), promotes transdisciplinary learning, allowing young people to learn from different subjects through the projects they develop.

Moreover, Watson Marlow, aware of the importance of education and the development of entrepreneurial skills from an early age, has donated £20,000 to the Foundation’s program through the Spirax-Sarco Engineering Group Education Fund. This contribution will enable the program to expand its reach and empower more young people in the Caribbean region.

For its part, the Young Entrepreneurs program, promoted by the Pies Descalzos Foundation, uses a participatory and cooperative methodology based on Project Based Learning (PBL), so that young people can awaken their entrepreneurial spirit and, above all, be aware of the importance of creating impactful solutions that promote the development of their communities.

Young entrepreneurs program supports kids in Cartagena

The gender approach is a cornerstone of the program, providing key opportunities for girls and adolescents. These young entrepreneurs find in the program a platform to understand and use innovative methodologies in the construction of their life projects in their communities.

Regarding this collaboration, Patricia Sierra, executive director of the Barefoot Foundation said: “I welcome new alliances such as the one we forged with Watson Marlow in our Young Entrepreneurs program. Their generous donation and commitment to education will strengthen our positive impact on the lives of Cartagena’s youth, enabling them to develop essential skills for a sustainable future”.

Watson Marlow, through this partnership, reinforces its commitment to social responsibility and the formation of future generations, demonstrating that collaboration between the private sector and non-profit organizations can create a lasting impact on communities.

The Barefoot Foundation and Watson Marlow invite the community to follow closely the progress and achievements of this initiative that seeks to build a promising future for young entrepreneurs in Cartagena.

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