The Motorola Solutions Foundation provided grants to 17 programs in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2020 to support programming and technical/engineering education for first responders.
Students, teachers, first responders, and community members from eight countries in the region are benefiting from these grants.
Latin America-December 17, 2020-Motorola Solutions Foundation (NYSE: MSI)'s charity Motorola Solutions Foundation reaffirms its commitment to Latin America and the Caribbean to support first response even in the world Programming and technical/engineering education. The COVID-19 pandemic.
During the 2020 grant cycle, the Motorola Solutions Foundation has awarded more than 17 grants to charitable organizations in Argentina, Brazil, the Caribbean, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Mexico. The grant will benefit thousands of students, teachers, first responders, first responder families, etc.
In the First Responder Program, the foundation prioritizes its funds for supporting leadership development, mental health training and educational scholarships for first responders and their families. In addition, the foundation also supports programs to introduce safety precaution training and public safety careers to students, teachers, and underserved groups.
Miguel Angel Arango, a former soldier of the Colombian National Army and a beneficiary of the charity, Corporacion Matamoros, stepped on a minefield and had to amputate his limbs. Thanks to the Colombian education program for disabled officers, operated by Matamoros and supported by the Motorola Solutions Foundation, Miguel completed his high school education and was considered the best student in his class.
"After the accident, I had to return to the place where I stopped before joining the army. My goal is to go to high school. Because I am disabled and have no high school diploma, I encountered many closed doors. At the Motorola Solutions Foundation With the support, I was able to graduate, which allowed me to start a career in business management. Through this, I hope to create a better future for myself and my family."
Just like Miguel Angel in the past five years, the dream of receiving an education has become a reality for 400 disabled soldiers in Colombia. In the Caribbean, the foundation funded a university scholarship program administered by the ACCP (Association of Caribbean Police Commissioners) to make it possible to pursue higher education. The program has assisted more than 120 children of police and police officers. Karem Perez, Executive Director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation, said: "The Motorola Solutions Foundation is committed to providing injured first responders and the children of first responders with opportunities to continue their higher education." "We want to help them realize their dreams and make them become Proud of the community’s future change agents."
In addition to programming for emergency personnel, Motorola Solutions Foundation also cooperates with organizations that implement technology and engineering education programs throughout the region, mainly introducing robotics, computer science, and design thinking to women and disadvantaged students.
Kihara Chaves Uba, a participant in the “Youth STEM Workshop and Latin American Teacher Robotic Online Training Program” led by the Omar Dengo Foundation in Costa Rica, shared her experience: “I made unique products; I designed their electronics The product circuit is stitched and programmed so that it can turn on and off the LED and make it change color. My major is a bilingual secretariat. I always thought that my future will be language. Now, thanks to this program, I find Programming is a language that interests me and is full of passion. Now, I am considering getting involved in cyber security or IT.
In addition to the foundation's support for first responders and technical and engineering education, the foundation also supports COVID-19 rescue work through Glasswing International to benefit first responders. The grant award developed a plan to provide mental health support services for emergency responders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico and Colombia.