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Tech2Empower Advisor Application 2019 Guatemala

Guatemala, November 15 - 23, 2019

What is Tech2Empower?

Tech2Empower is a unique volunteer opportunity for individuals working in technology, communications, finance and business to share their professional skills to advance girls' education and women leading change in their local communities.

As Tech2Empower Advisors, volunteers provide hands-on project support to women-led social enterprises and facilitate sessions at a girls' school and tech and career fair for young women and girls.

Tech2Empower Advisors make significant contributions, all while traveling, making new friends, learning and having fun!

In November 2019, a team of volunteer Advisors will travel to Guatemala to learn about and contribute to women's entrepreneurship and girls' education. 

Tech2Empower Advisors will have the opportunity to:

  • Work in teams to coach and co-create (systems, strategies, plans, digital collateral) with local women-led social enterprises
  • Learn about women's entrepreneurship in Guatemala directly from leaders in the field
  • Mentor young women and girls in careers, leadership and tech
  • Build meaningful connections with like-minded women working locally and internationally
  • Learn about local history, visit landmarks and participate in cultural enrichment activities
  • Learn new technology, training, communications and leadership skills from your fellow Advisors and local participants

Trip Details

Dates: Saturday, November 15 - Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Lake Atitlàn (Villa Sumaya) and Antigua, Guatemala
Advisor contribution: $4,850* total

Contribution includes:

  • Pre-departure volunteer preparation, materials and orientation
  • Site visits, volunteer work + meetings 
  • Support and preparation for volunteer roles
  • Historical and cultural events and sightseeing
  • Local group transportation, hotels in Antigua (3 nights) and Lake Atitlàn (5 nights) and group meals
  • Travel insurance
*Does not include: flights, airport transfers, visa costs, alcohol and personal incidentals. Many employers cover or match costs for professional development + volunteerism and provide paid time off. Hotel costs are not generally eligible for matching. 

Advisor Application + Selection Timeline

  • Deadline: Apply by Wednesday, August 7, 2019
  • Selection notification: Monday, August 15, 2019 

MORE INFO - Tech2Empower Guatemala webpage

Program Partners

Tech2Empower is an initiative of WAKE, a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco. We are committed to making Tech2Empower a rich, rewarding and meaningful experience for Advisors and local participants. The WAKE team will provide assistance with all aspects of the Tech2Empower trip. WAKE will provide relevant materials, background information and ongoing support to ensure Advisors are well-prepared for their roles, meet amazing women and girls and have unique learning and volunteer experiences. We will partner with MAIA Impact School, the first female, indigenous-led secondary school in Central America that offers a holistic education focused equally on academics, culture and identity, socioemotional development, and family engagement. 

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