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TOPIC: Initiatives on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic

Initiative

Young Scientist at the Municipality of Aristotelis

Young Scientist at the Municipality of Aristotelis
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eduACT

The educational non-profit organization eduACT with actions across whole Greece brings innovation to the training of tomorrow's leaders. Educational workshops, science and robotics are combined to cultivate values to improve the quality of their life and their social environment.



Objective Action

The aim of this initiative is the reinforcement of the local community of the Municipality of Aristotle which is located in Halkidiki, through educational webinars such as robotics, coding and STEAM classes - all cnducted virtually powered by Eduact’s collaboration with ‘Hellas Gold’

 

Target Audience

The target audience of the initiative is students aged 6-18 from the Municipality of Aristotle as well as college students.

 

Duration

The duration of the program is nine months. It commences in October and ends in June.

 


Description

Through the organization´s collaboration with Hellas Gold for a third consecutive year we try to bring about an educational-technological revolution at the Municipality of Aristotle. Through our program of educational robotics and coding workshops the kids come into first contact with a cutting edge technology and learn through entertaining educational procedures to love knowledge and learning, acquire digital skills, but also life skills - very useful tools for their further development as citizens of the world. During the year 2020-2021 the quality of education will be upgraded. This will happen in two ways. The first way relates to the introduction of a new thematic unit in the educational workshops which relates to sustainable development in the local community of the Municipality of Aristotle and the greater area. Additionally,  through the educational program students get familiar with concepts such as the environment, renewable energy sources, climate change and circular economy. Using robotics, steam workshops and coding workshops as a tool, students are tasked with developing their own personal environmental awakening which reinforces responsible and friendly behaviors for the protection of the environment and society itself after all.
The second way relates to the very nature of these workshops. Eduact responded with a high sentiment of responsibility to the health protocols that the times enforced due to the covid-19 pandemic. Thus it has decided not to cancel the workshops but continue the educational vision through the facilitation of virtual workshops while distributing the appropriate educational material that students may need to respond to the educational processes.
So, through our virtual workshops we continue to educate children - the young scientists of the municipality of Aristotle through innovative procedures and practices that aim at better familiarization with science and the development of life skills.

 

Συνεργασία με φορέα

In this initiative, which runs in a span of three years, Educat collaborates closely with Hellas Gold which is sensitized in matters of social responsibility offering educational programs to children of the Municipality of Aristotle. Eduact’s collaboration with Hellas Gold for a third consecutive year seems to confirm the company's actual interest for initiatives and educational potential offered by our organization.


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Impact on Society

The results of the initiative are the engagement of children with sectors of technology that are flourishing such as robotics, coding, STEAM workshops and coding workshops but also the participation of local teams that participated in program, will have for a third consecutive time, the opportunity to participate in FIRST® LEGO® LEAGUE®, while teens that participated in our program “Train Your Brain”  after they have been trained to take on the role of trainers in the initiative. Eduact’s choice to cooperate with the company hellas gold for three years so as to facilitate all these educational initiatives but also the local community of the Municipality of Aristotle which embraced the  initiative with the participation of at least 120 children is the evident result and influence of our activity in the audience of the young scientists of the municipality of Aristotle. Lastly, the engagement of children with new sectors that relate to the environment and give the opportunity to combine the benefits of their activity for the advancement of the local community of the municipality of thessaloniki.



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Working with Organization

In this initiative, which runs in a span of three years, Educat collaborates closely with Hellas Gold which is sensitized in matters of social responsibility offering educational programs to children of the Municipality of Aristotle. Eduact’s collaboration with Hellas Gold for a third consecutive year seems to confirm the company's actual interest for initiatives and educational potential offered by our organization.


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Workers Participation

For the program Young Scientists in the Municipality of Aristotle, a five member committee worked intensively so as to create educational material, but also implement the program. Regarding the contribution of volunteers, Eduact has already extended a call to potential volunteers for training after the Covid-19 lockdown and also to former participants who have experienced the program first hand for their further training so that they can offer their services for the reinforcement of the local community of the Municipality of Aristotle.


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