Programa Valentina wins Transforming Education Prize
Programa Valentina wins the Transforming Education Prize 2020, worth 50,000 Swiss francs, offered by TRECC. Programa Valentina reduces youth unemployment and underemployment in Guatemala with training, certification and placement programs.
Education is one of the key areas to drive change in emerging markets. Despite a lot of technological progress, even today most rural and low-income communities are especially disadvantaged when it comes to accessing and benefitting from educational services and innovation. This is why the TRECC program and the School of Management Fribourg has partnered with Seedstars to offer the Transforming Education Prize. The award will help the startup to expand in new markets and make a bigger impact.
Program Valentina is a high-impact tech company solving unemployment and underemployment by using data and analytics. It trains, certifies and places at-risk populations of Latin America in formal jobs.
Find out more about Programa Valentina (in Spanish)
*Originally published on Jacobs Foundation website