COUNTRIES: Egypt
DURATION: 12/01/2018 - 04/30/2021
FUNDER: The Boeing Company
CONTACTGillian.McClelland@worldlearning.org

Program Description

The STEM Hub provided a space for visitors to think creatively, build their confidence, apply their knowledge to solve real problems, and embrace the role of trial and error in the educational process.

Boeing partnered with World Learning to establish a center for extracurricular STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) training and education in Cairo, Egypt. The STEM Hub equipped Egypt’s young scientists, innovators, and entrepreneurs with the necessary skills to serve national objectives and lead Egypt into the next era of technical innovation. The Hub offered programs specially designed to allow participants to explore, apply, and innovate through hands-on activities and our project-based learning approach. Our learning methodology improved the quality of knowledge acquisition as well as leverage the skills, talents, and leadership potential of Egyptian youth.

Programs offered at the STEM Hub included:

  • Robotics
  • Coding and Programming
  • Environment and Recycling
  • Energy Management
  • Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Graphics and Multimedia

Special workshops also supported teachers in developing additional skills in STEM application and delivery. These courses were led by an experienced staff of education professionals, STEM experts, and passionate mentors who wanted to share their knowledge, experience, and successes with the next generation of Egypt’s problem solvers.

Program Goals

  • Offer high-quality extracurricular STEM education programs to Cairo youth.
  • Provide professional development opportunities in STEM to teachers through pedagogical training.
  • Ensure the inclusion of marginalized communities through targeted scholarships.