We believe in the power of education as a key tool to support the communities in which we operate by creating opportunities for younger generations. This is the heart of our Corporate Social Responsibility: Aligning our economic growth with social progress through job placement.
“Capacitar para Despegar” is the program through which we reach out to our communities. Every initiative within this program is designed and implemented by Despegar Talent. We have implemented it in:
Our volunteers are the force that drives this program: Sharing their time, skills and knowledge.
Previously I worked in the metallurgical industry operating heavy machinery, and then as a painter in construction when I realized I wasn't advancing. I then decided to take a programming course in my neighborhood (Barrio 31), where we were notified we’d receive mentoring from Despegar developers. I was then given the opportunity to work at Despegar. Today I am on Despegar’s Data Team.”
Despegar - Software Developer.
In light of the challenges in developing local technology capabilities while also increasing access to education regardless of the socio-economic situation, Despegar partnered with the Government of the City of Buenos Aires and NGO Reciduca to create a software development program for recent high school graduates, enabling access to their first quality job.
Create equal opportunities for young talent in vulnerable sectors
Develop technical, professional and personal skills
Enable young talent to reach their full potential in the digital world by creating a positive learning environment to develop key skills
Identify high potential profiles who could eventually work at Despegar
Talent is one of Despegar’s most valuable assets. We therefore created the Corporate Volunteer Programa to further contribute to the local communities where we operate.
Despegar partners with various organizations to support initiatives which drive sustainable systemic change; enabling access to technology while reducing the gender gap. Recent studies conducted in Argentina show that only 33% female participation in STEM careers (Science, Technology. Engineering and Mathematics), and the number drops to 16% in software development. This situation drove our decision to support the following projects, in an era where technology is transforming economies and societies. As a company, we’re able to leverage our considerable strengths to support gender and social equality while also benefiting our industry.
Local Brazil-based NGO that works with vulnerable youth in São Paulo State to develop important life skills and values by promoting education based on UNESCO's four pillars of integral education.
Decolar sponsors a project which prepares and enables socially vulnerable youth to get their first job.