The Assurant Foundation has made a second donation of US$10,000 to Programamos, a Spanish non-profit organisation whose main objective is to promote the development of computational thinking from an early age through the programming of video games and mobile applications for all school stages. The Assurant Foundation focuses on “protecting, connecting and inspiring” and is the charitable arm of Assurant, Inc. (NYSE: AIZ), a leading global provider of housing and lifestyle solutions that support, protect and connect major consumer purchases.
The donation was presented to Jesús Moreno and José Ignacio Huertas, co-founders, Programamos while the Assurant team attended Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from 28 February to 3 March 2022.
“Assurant is proud to make this donation on behalf of the Assurant Foundation to Programamos to support the development of teaching resources to help students relate to technology in ways that increase their degree of innovation, creativity, imagination, and personal initiative,” said Keith Demmings, president and CEO of Assurant. “As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen an acceleration in digital learning. Programamos’ educational materials allow teachers to introduce technology in ways that help prepare students for future opportunities.”
He continued, “Fostering an interest in programming and robotics at a young age is hugely beneficial and gives young people the opportunity to develop transferable skills for the future.”
Jesús Moreno, from Programamos, said: " We’d like to thank the Assurant Foundation for this donation which will support the development of collaborative tools for teachers who want to participate in this initiative. It will also help to provide the necessary training so that they can teach their students to programme. Our goal is to modify the way in which students relate to technology, so that they go from being a consumer to a technology creator.”
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