PAUTA (Adopt a Talent Program) provides spaces in which children and youngsters can develop their scientific skills.
85 students from rural an urban areas in Chiapas, Mexico City have been working in science projects that can transform their communities. On June 15, 2019, the will share their projects with the scientific community in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas.
Most of this students have to travel long distances to get to the capital city. With the money raised, food, transportation and lodging expenses will be covered.
Why it matters:
This is the opportunity for the students to show their one year work to scientists and the whole community. This year students have been working in science club, guided by teachers and developing scientific skills.
From all the students that wish to work in a scientific area, only 8% of females students and 10% of male students have the skills to access a science career. With these activities were looking to have new scientific vocations and critical thinking. Students get the chance to work and discuss their work with researches. The participation in the Science Fair motivates them to continue developing skills, they get feedback on the projects that helps them improve their projects and this has a positive impact in their communities.
We need all the help we can get. We can also receive physical donations. What we need is:
- Bus from Tapachula-Tuxtla Guitérrez-Tapachula
- Bus from Frontera Comalapa-Tuxtla Gutiérrez-Frontera Comalapa
- Transportation from Villacorzo-Tuxtla Gutiérrez-Villacorzo
- Transportation from Teopisca-Tuxtla Gutiérrez-Teopisca
- Transportation from San Cristóbal de las Casas-Tuxtla Gutiérrez-San Cristóbal de las Casas
- Lodging for students from Tapachula and Comalapa
- Dinner, breakfast and lunch for students from Tapachula and Comalapa
- Box lunch in Science Fair for all students
Programa Adopte un Talento (PAUTA) was created with the intention of developing an initiative to identify, improve and provide integral support to students in all educational levels who have a interest and specific talent for science.
In Mexico, we are facing the fact that many young people, who have great skills and talents, are not recognized, supported and motivated. Without minimum attention, these skills and talents may stop being developed, representing a great loss of the country’s most important “natural resource”.
PAUTA responds to the need for more young students to develop their skills, with the goal of incorporating them into the scientific community. When talented top students are supported they are able to face great challenges and participate in the resolution of important problems.
The main purpose of the program is to identify children and young people with interest and talent in science in order to motivate them, help them to be aware of their capabilities and contribute in their preparation. And through their own development, improve the scientific and technological growth in Mexico.
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