In Chile, PADF is supporting Fundación Ciencia Joven to improve STEM education in the Valparaiso region by establishing after-school STEM Academies at approximately 20 area schools, reaching 350 students. Fundación Ciencia Joven staff provide STEM training and mentorship to area teachers who lead their students through nine months of weekly classes, culminating in a science fair where students from each academy showcase hands-on projects they have tackled throughout the school year. Due to COVID-19 school closures in Chile, Fundación Ciencia Joven has transitioned STEM Academies to online platforms and has expanded to Paraguay and Uruguay.
Regional Director – South America
Country Director – Colombia