Petare. Caracas, Venezuela

Project │ Incursiones
Team │ María Valentina González, Josymar Rodríguez, Alfonso Torres, Claudia Valladares, Andrés Schloeter, Luis Miguel de Jesús
Collaborators │Pablo Medina, Rafael Pérez, Jaime Cruz, Carlos Aguiló, Alberto Kabbabe, Stefan Gzyl, Nikolai Elneser
AlliesImpact Hub CaracasAlimenta la Solidaridad Petare, Integrated Arts Center, Avior, Fondo de Valores Inmobiliarios, Simón Bolívar University, FAU UCV, Metropolitan University, ECOEM, Bloxie School.

Ñapa is an ideas incubator in which university students and young professionals, together with community leaders from the most vulnerable places of our city, have the possibility of developing projects that improve the quality of life in these sectors.

The incubator contemplates an innovative educational experience in which young people and members of the community receive mentoring, workshops and talks by specialists in topics such as design thinking, negotiation, project management, leadership, assertive communication, among others. This, added to the support of our team, allows them, in a limited time, to develop and present proposals that give effective responses to detected needs in the communities where the program is being implemented. In its first edition, Ñapa worked with three communities, received more than 200 applications nationwide, had more than 90 selected, more than 60 participants and 2 winning proposals implemented:

-Filtro 1x1: A resilient equipment that, through the construction of community dynamics, guarantees continuous access to drinking water through a device capable of providing it without the need for electricity, pipes or additional facilities and will be an activator of residual that have the potential to become spaces of meeting and learning.

-Tigritos: A platform that seeks to find, map, connect and build a network of entrepreneurs who, through the management and exchange of knowledge, information, resources and opportunities, will be able to overcome geographical and social barriers and expand their contact surface. It also proposes to function as a community of common interests that will use culture as an impulse mechanism to create economic circuits within the community.