Boeing launches first STEM education center in Egypt
- The STEM Center will launch in 2019 and serve approximately 12,000 in 3 years.
Egypt, Cairo, December 3, 2018 - Boeing [NYSE: BA] has announced new plans to launch a STEM Center targeting Egyptian youth between the ages of 12 and 16. The new center will be established in 2019 to enhance teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subject areas, providing an array of hands-on extracurricular programs for students as well as training for teachers.
The center is part of an ongoing outreach strategy by Boeing to nurture Egypt’s future workforce and support the country’s economic ambition by ensuring students are attracted to STEM fields and have the skills needed to succeed in related careers. Over three years, the STEM center will serve 12,060 community members through a combination of hands-on STEM community events, intensive project-based courses, specialized workshops and stakeholder events.
Boeing is collaborating with World Learning, a global education and development-focused nonprofit organization that works through partnerships with leading educators and community organizations worldwide to create tailored, project-based STEM workshops and trainings for students and teachers. The Boeing STEM Center will enhance students’ learning through after school classes and camps during weekends, and during summer and mid-year breaks.
“Many industries, like aviation, seek excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Boeing diligently looks for partners that help promote STEM, and we look forward to another partnership with World Learning to nurture the pioneers of Egypt’s tomorrow,” said Bernie Dunn, president of Boeing Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.
“Boeing has been a key partner in World Learning’s effort to bring inclusive, experiential STEM education to young people in Egypt and around the world,” says World Learning CEO Carol Jenkins, “By exposing young people to STEM through fun and practical experimentation, we are connecting STEM skills to real-world issues and next generation job opportunities. We thank Boeing for opening these possibilities to thousands more Egyptian students.”
Boeing’s long-standing collaboration with World Learning benefited Egyptian schools in the recent past. In 2016-2017, Boeing and World Learning worked together to support the Ministry of Education (MoE) in STEM education in public secondary schools nationwide. Boeing worked with World Learning to bring the innovative Curiosity Machine, an engineering focused design program, to Egypt. Teachers participated with school students to complete hands-on science and engineering projects, which develop skills like creative problem solving and persistence - important for future study or work in growing fields like aerospace.
About Boeing Company
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About World Learning
For more than 85 years, World Learning has equipped individuals and institutions to address the world’s most pressing problems. Our distinct approach to change incorporates five key elements: experiential learning, leadership development, inclusive practices, innovation, and grants management. We collaborate with local partners to find solutions that will truly work for each community. Together, we create the foundations for a better tomorrow. For more information about World Learning please visit: www.worldlearning.org.