Globant was part of the launch of Scholas Labs, the IT and Education Project Accelerator powered by Pope Francis. This non-profit initiative promotes inclusion through innovation, by building a global classroom oriented toward world peace.
Scholas Labs is open for individuals and startups from around the world who are interested in postulated projects relating to education and technology. A worldwide recognized committee of experts will evaluate each project, and, if selected, will pass through the four-month stage of “acceleration.” The acceleration will include mentoring, funding, visibility, networking, and other tools that will transform the original idea into a concrete solution.
The first project that will be accelerated is “Scholas Citizenship,” developed pro bono by Globant and Line 64. This project will create an online space where high school students can share their thoughts regarding civic and political topics. Its objective is to generate a personal approach to local issues and to allow students to find solutions within their own communities.
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The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. Globant joined this global movement, which has reached tens of millions of students in over 180 countries.
During December, three groups of Globers organized an Hour of Code event in their cities:
- CÓRDOBA: Maximiliano Ruiz, Andrea Wittouck, Santiago Tamagno, and Nancy Domínguez (Instituto Superior Santo Domingo).
- CHACO: Facundo Mattof, Verónica Virgona, Cintia Lenkovich, Juan Delfino, Claudia Romero, Pablo Romano, Lucio Poveda, Juan Martín Giménez, Ariel Fernández, and Justo Vargas (Escuela N° 758 Barranqueras).
- BUENOS AIRES: Sebastián Bassi and Virginia González (Escuela N° 3 “Esteban Echeverría”, D.E. 10).
We want to thank all our volunteers for their passion and we look forward to future Hour of Code events in more cities in 2015.
During the last quarter of 2014, we launched a pilot program promoting volunteerism between Globers and their communities. Globers shared their expertise with young people and the experience was an awesome one!
The Teacher’s Club in Buenos Aires, Córdoba, and Resistencia was held during October and November of 2014. Over 50 volunteers signed up to give talks and workshops to young people in their last years of high school.
For 2015, we hope to expand this program to all the cities in which we work!
On December 25th Globers demonstrated their generosity again by participating in the campaign “Christmas for All,” where they assembled Gift boxes for low-income families.
This year, more than 400 Globers in 15 cities donated 130 boxes to 130 families!
- 15 SITES
- 400 GLOBERS
- 130 BOXES
VIEW THE PHOTOS HERE.
A social platform to connect schools all over the globe launched at the Vatican. The initiative, promoted by Pope Francis and designed by Globant for free, seeks to link schools from all over the world
A new pro-bono work was launched by Globant today: Scholas.Social, the first online platform which seeks to connect schools from all over the world, regardless of race, color or religion.
As part of the Inclusive Commission of the Chamber of Software and Computer Services of Argentina (CESSI), Globant and its volunteers remain key actors in the development of DANE Project: Development Applications to Tablets, oriented to education and recreational areas and job placement for people with disabilities.
In May, a UX team from Globant tested applications in schools and subsequently gave a workshop to all involved on the lessons learned from that observation.
Moreover, in Rosario, some volunteers helped Arbusta, a B-Corporation which are the first social impact outsourcing company in South America. Their mission is to empower women and youth from underprivileged communities, providing them with the needed social ant technical skills and a first-job opportunity within their neighborhoods through digital services production.
The second quarter of 2014 was characterized by the donation’s campaigns in many branch offices:
- In Resistencia, and in the four sites of Buenos Aires, onsite blood drives were held. More than 70 Globers participated.
- In Rosario, Carla Recagno (Help Desk Pro) led a sachet milk donation campaign for the nonprofit “Sol y Luz”.
- In Montevideo a group of Globers launched a school supplies donation campaign for the nonprofit “Centro Educativo Unidos”
- In San Pablo, Natalia Mayumi (Champion) is pushing for the winter campaign in order to give outerwear to homeless.
- Last but not least, Jennifer Gómez continues to encourage Globers in Bogotá to work with the 70 children that are contained by the Violetta Foundation.
During the last months several charity actions were run with the communities where we work in. In June we started the traditional coat drive in every Globant branch office. What was collected during the campaign, was entirely donated to different local organizations.
Almost 100 volunteers participated in the third onsite Blood Drive. During April Globant received teams of nurses from local Hospitals in 3 Sites of Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Resistencia and Tandil.
Over 120 children benefited from the drive!
Click here to see the photos.
As part of our volunteer program, some Globers from Rosario City participated in the Food Bank Campaign by donating food and helping sort out the different kinds of donations that were made by the community.
We want to recognize the special work of Vanesa Quinteros and thank the Food Bank of Rosario for inviting us to participate.