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World Learning and Boeing Partnership Increases Career Opportunities for Youth
Publication Date: October 21, 2022
Publication Location: Washington, DC
Contact: Abby Henson | [email protected]
Since 2016, Boeing has supported World Learning’s Algiers STEM Center so youth across Algeria are able to learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills through high-quality in-person and online classes. More than 5,000 youth have learned computer programming, robotics, electronics, project design, and engineering skills thanks to Boeing’s ongoing support and commitment. In addition, the center has trained 300 teachers on how to best teach a STEM curriculum in schools. This cascade model creates a greater and more sustainable impact—ensuring more youth across Algeria are prepared for a 21st-century workforce.
Boeing’s creative educational frameworks, such as Curiosity Machine, 100 Days of Learning, FIRST Robotics, and FUTURE U, have also been used by World Learning’s STEM specialists to facilitate workshops. FUTURE U in particular provides educators with collaborative, experiential learning tools, and strategies to teach students to be problem solvers. Geared toward secondary-level students, FUTURE U uses creative, hands-on lessons to inspire innovative ideas.
The STEM Center has a talented team of STEM specialists who lead a dynamic group of nearly 300 trained volunteers across the country. The center’s ability to pivot programming in the face of challenges—and offer it for free because of support like Boeing’s—is key. It means World Learning can reach primary through university-level students from diverse backgrounds and geographic regions.
“The Algiers STEM Center allows youth to contribute potential solutions to real-world problems facing our environment and our future work spaces,” World Learning’s Algeria Country Representative Leah Bitat says. “Youth across Algeria should have access to high-quality STEM activities, and we aim to bring Boeing’s activities to as many regions as we can.”
“Boeing is proud to support World Learning in Algeria. Our program increases opportunities for Algerian youth to pursue STEM-related careers and prepare them to succeed in the workplace using a set of technical skills that boost their innovation mindset and push them to create new solutions,” Kuljit Ghata-Aura, president of Boeing Middle East, Turkey and Africa, adds. “Exposure to such disciplines early in their studies will help kids gain confidence and feel empowered to solve problems and change the world.
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