We spoke with Carolina Jimenez and Zarina Kulaeva of Fundación Esplai who explained the #ChicasInTech and #Bitaminadas projects on the empowerment of girls in ICT.

#ChicasInTech is a state-wide campaign where different events and trainings are held to raise awareness of technological women referring to girls interested in the subject of STEAM. Carolina Jimenez , gender coordinator and ICT of the Esplai Foundation, explains that the inclusion of girls and adolescents in this field involves humanizing science and technology, recalling that they are not neutral, but another opportunity to educate a citizenry committed to values social and ethical.

#Bitaminadas is a project born from the previous one and works to offer STEAM training to trainers so that they can empower girls interested in more technical aspects, such as the Python language. Zarina Kulaeva , a technician in the socio-educational area of the Esplai Foundation, tells us that they will offer a course in this programming language to young women between the ages of 12 and 17 so that they can get to know it and learn more about other aspects such as intelligence. artificial intelligence and its ethical applications.