United States Supports Women Entrepreneurs and Students in Costa Rica


The U.S. Embassy’s support allows 69 students from science high schools and public teaching centers that are part of the Ministry of Public Education’s National STEAM Education Strategy to participate in the virtual Central American STEAM Women in Science camp. In addition, 120 women entrepreneurs are participating in the 2022 version of the Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) program.

In the virtual camp, young Costa Ricans will learn about technology, science leadership, teamwork, intercultural relations and professional development to create a network of STEAM enthusiasts.  Women entrepreneurs will explore business fundamentals, learn new skills, create business plans and raise capital to build a better future for their families and communities.

This is a joint effort with key partners such as Girl Up, an Initiative of the United Nations Foundation, the Omar Dengo Foundation, Intel (which donated the tablets and other electronic devices for the STEAM camp), the Caterpillar Foundation, the Business Alliance for Development (AED), and the National Learning Institute (INA).