Oracle Volunteers—Latin America

Oracle Volunteers

More Than 9,000 Hours Donated in Latin America

In FY16 and FY17, 2,429 Oracle employees in Latin America contributed 9,653 volunteer hours, supporting more than 45 organizations.

Education

  • Zapopan, Mexico: Oracle Volunteers helped middle school and high school girls develop projects for Iridescent Learning’s Technovation Challenge, a global technology entrepreneurship program. Volunteers also helped the students practice their project pitches.
  • Guadalajara, Mexico: Oracle Volunteers collaborated with Children International Jalisco A.C. to teach children basic programming with Arduino boards and LEGO Mindstorms kits containing hardware and software to create customizable, programmable robots.
  • Zapopan, Mexico: Oracle Volunteers delivered a personal finance management workshop for teenagers at the Casa Hogar y Comedor Niños en Victoria orphanage.

Environment

  • Guadalajara, Mexico: In collaboration with the Bosque Urbano, Oracle Volunteers helped maintain a nursery garden in the Los Colomos forest.
  • Zapopan, Mexico: Oracle Volunteers spent an afternoon pruning trees on the grounds of Trompo Mágico, a local children’s science museum.
  • São Paulo, Brazil: Oracle Volunteers taught the basic principles of environmental sustainability to students at VIDAS, an organization that helps children with disabilities lead healthy and active lives.

Community

  • Zapopan, Mexico: Oracle Volunteers hosted a series of capacity-building sessions for employees of Prospera Creciendo Juntos, a nonprofit organization providing consultancy services to social enterprises. Sessions with Oracle Volunteers helped Prospera automate operations and improve efficiency.
  • Guadalajara, Mexico: Oracle Volunteers cleaned and repainted the walls of nine classrooms at Waking Souls, an organization promoting artistic and cultural activities in the community.
  • San José, Costa Rica: Oracle Volunteers sorted and packaged food at the Banco de Alimentos for distribution to people in need.
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Pavas, Costa Rica
Supporting a Local Food Bank: Pavas, Costa Rica

This was an eye-opening experience that helped us learn more about the needs of our fellow citizens. We were all very grateful for this opportunity.

—Lensy Pacheco, Project Leader
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Helping Out at a Nursery Garden
Helping Out at a Nursery Garden: Guadalajara, Mexico

It was a great experience volunteering at the nursery and learning about the lifecycle of plants.

—Arantxa Viladomat, Project Leader
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Zapopan, Mexico
Pruning Young Trees: Zapopan, Mexico

We enjoyed a wonderful day outdoors, giving back to an excellent museum in our community. We are excited to return and do more!

—Erik Peterson, Project Leader
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Guadalajara, Mexico
Programming Arduinos and Robots: Guadalajara, Mexico

We enjoyed introducing the students to electronics and robotics. The students asked for another session, so we know we made an impact.

—Francisco Palacios, Project Leader
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Tlaquepaque, Mexico
Painting Classrooms: Tlaquepaque, Mexico

It was phenomenal seeing all the volunteers work together to complete this task. At the end of the activity, the volunteers expressed their desire to give more to this organization.

—Erika Ornelas, Project Leader

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