AES Dominican Foundation and The Trust for the Americas boost entrepreneurs from Boca Chica, Guayacanes y Quisqueya
Edwin de los Santos, president of the AES Dominican Foundation, indicated the importance of our social projects containing the sustainability factor as a way of generating employment conditions and contributing to human development in the communities where AES has a presence.
Dominican Republic - The AES Dominican Foundation and The Trust for the Americas, an entity affiliated with the Organization of American States (OAS), will develop the Project “Empowering Innovative Entrepreneurship” for the creation and strengthening of entrepreneurship for local development in the municipalities of Boca Chica, Guayacanes and Quisqueya.
The initiative will allow the training of 30 entrepreneurs in each of the selected municipalities, taking into account those who have a specific business idea or have an ongoing entrepreneurship and wish to strengthen it.
This project arises as part of the diagnosis of needs carried out in September by The Trust for the Americas and is part of the hemispheric program POETA (Program of Economic Opportunities through Technology in the Americas) with presence in 21 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, which seeks to strengthen entrepreneurship as a tool that contributes to the socio-economic development of municipalities in the Dominican Republic, in a sustainable manner.
The Project "Strengthening Innovative Entrepreneurship" will have five main activities with the entrepreneurs participating in it: i) Face-to-face training of 15 hours in the development of Business Models in CANVAS methodology, Innovative Leadership and Communication Skills to make a successful Pitch, ii) Virtual advice by specialized mentors, iii) Entrepreneurship Fair, iv) Pitch Tank of the entrepreneurships before an interdisciplinary jury, v) Award with financial resources to the most prominent business models for their sustainability and impact on the community.
Edwin de los Santos, president of the Dominican AES Foundation, indicated the importance of social projects containing the sustainability factor as a way to generate employment conditions and contribute to human development in the communities where AES has a presence.
The trainings will be provided by Luz Marina Correa, Project Manager of The Trust for the Americas and will be free of charge for the participants. In this regard, Correa said that "the goal is to provide the necessary tools for potential entrepreneurs that promote the creation of new businesses or strengthen existing businesses as a way of positively influencing and leaving installed skills and abilities to develop their maximum potential and contribute to economic and social development in a personal, familiar way and in the communities they inhabit. ”
About the Dominican AES Foundation
The Dominican AES Foundation is the entity of Corporate Social Responsibility of the AES Group in the country, and since its creation in 2007, it has materialized important projects in the areas of Education, such as sponsorship of more than 10,000 students of basic schools in Haina, Boca Chica, and Los Mina, as well as in the areas of Health, with the strategic alliance with the Dominican Rehabilitation Association (ADR) whose result of this alliance is more than one million people served.
Simultaneously we maintain a recycling program with a long-term intervention in the communities near our three production plants, to create a change in the lifestyle of young people and adults in favor of the culture of the 3Rs for the good of the environment.
About AES Corporation:
It is a Fortune 200 global energy company. It provides affordable and sustainable energy to 15 countries through a diverse portfolio of distribution businesses, as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities.
About The Trust for the Americas:
The Trust for the Americas is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization affiliated with the Organization of American States (OAS). It was established in 1997 to promote public and private sector participation in social and economic development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our initiatives, implemented through local partner organizations, seek to improve access to economic opportunities as well as to foster innovation in vulnerable communities in the hemisphere. To this end, The Trust also promotes social inclusion and good governance. The Trust has offices in Washington, D.C., Colombia, and Canada.
For more information: www.trustfortheamericas.org