Publication Date: April 26, 2022
Publication Location: Washington, DC
Contact: Abby Henson   |   communications@worldlearning.org

Since April 2016, World Learning and Boeing have partnered to improve access to the field of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in Algeria.

World Learning’s Algiers STEM Center has taught more than 3,500 youth skills in computer programming, robotics, electronics, project design, and engineering, as well as trained 250 teachers on how to teach these skills in schools. From its inception, Boeing has provided ongoing support to the center, the first of its kind in Algeria.

Boeing’s educational frameworks, such as Curiosity Machine, 100 Days of Learning, FIRST Robotics, and FUTURE U, have also been used by World Learning to facilitate workshops. Most recently, FUTURE U has provided educators with hands-on, experiential learning tools and strategies.

“This partnership with World Learning demonstrates Boeing’s commitment to developing the future workforce of Algeria and its current skills, especially of women,” says Kuljit S. Ghata-Aura, president of Boeing Middle East, Turkey, and Africa. “Science and engineering hold important answers to key questions, like ensuring the planet’s sustainability, that we must address today.”

Boeing’s commitment to continue its partnership with World Learning will ensure youth in Algeria get access to high-quality educational opportunities both in-person and, since the pandemic, online. Activities at the center are free of charge and open to youth from primary through university levels.

“Algeria is the largest country in Africa with young people learning in our urban centers along the coast as well as people in remote mountain and desert villages,” says Leah Bitat, World Learning’s country representative in Algeria. “All of these youth should have access to high-quality STEM activities, and we aim to bring Boeing’s activities to as many regions as we can.”

World Learning is a global organization made up of School for International Training, offering accredited undergraduate study abroad programs through SIT Study Abroad and internationally focused master’s degrees, certificate programs, and a doctorate through its SIT Graduate InstituteThe Experiment in International Living, the nation’s most experienced provider of intercultural exchange programs abroad and virtual for high school students; and World Learning, a global development and exchange nonprofit organization. The organization is now in its 90th year delivering international education, cultural exchanges, and sustainable development. For more information, visit www.worldlearning.org.