STEM club Bolivia

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With your support, the first STEM Club in Bolivia  can reach kids in vulnerable populations, helping them to broaden their perspective, increase their skills and improve their self-esteem.

Approximately 70% of Bolivians have low skilled, low-paying, informal employment. The increasing level of unemployment in overly saturated job industries is in large part due to the limited access and opportunities available to students to develop and apply skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). We want to change this situation starting from a young age, sparking the curiosity and multidisciplinary thinking of kids.

In EnerGea , we have developed a STEM training program, the first STEM Club in the country, however, kids and teens in vulnerable situations can't access the program because of lack of economic resources, broadening the breach between them and other kids.  Our program has reached 80+ children in the past year, and it aims to reach 300 more by 2020.

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Since empowering them is part of our social business values and mission, we are committed to giving half scholarships of the usual cost to all kids in this campaign. However, we need funds to cover for the materials, transport and other related expenses.

Without exposure and access to learn and develop STEM skills, those kids are deprived of the opportunity to obtain secure employment and increase lifelong earning potential.

EnerGea's STEM Club consists on sessions where participants can experience science through fun activities that will develop their critical thinking, with multimedia support and written teaching materials aimed to build STEM skills and knowledge and soft skills such as teamwork, creativity and critical thinking for problem solving. We also give vocational feedback to parents/caretakers.


Each session lasts three hours, plus a snack, warm-up time and group dynamics. The program proposed in this campaign consists of three months of weekly sessions, with different STEM themes, such as light and colors, hot and cold, force and acceleration, and building structures. Below you can see pictures of previous activities of the Club:

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Our goal is to give our program to 20 kids for 3 months, sessions given with care, attention, and purpose!

We will also give the foster caretakers some free resources so that they can teach that to the kids that are most interested and keep them engaged, and even sign them up for our future campaigns so that we can teach them more advanced concepts!

Plus, we will buy and install a Raspberry Pi computer with educational tools and encyclopedia images (see www.oer2go.org) to give them access to a lot of information without the need for an Internet connection. It will be installed in the common area so that they can use it for homework and research.

And of course, we will keep all of you who get involved updated with the activities we perform.

Who are we?
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We are STEM trainers committed to increasing opportunities for Bolivian youth, to help democratize knowledge and motivate young people to have critical thinking, to develop solutions and to work in teams.

Become a STEMizer!!!
25€ - STEMize a kid

One kid gets to attend all weekly sessions for one month. You get a scanned copy of his/her letter of thank you and a drawing of what they have learned this month!

75€ - Trimester sponsoring
You fund a kid for the whole program! He/She gets to attend the three months of the program. We send you the original letter and drawing of the kid you sponsored, plus pictures of him/her making their hands-on activities throughout the program!

225€ - Team you
Three (plus one) kids get to participate in the whole program! As a first thank you for funding the program for three kids, we give a full scholarship to a fourth. Plus, you get the original letters and a big drawing from the kids you sponsored, as well as a thank-you video where they show you the things they have assembled and what they have learned!

We will keep you posted!!!

EnerGea

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Con tu apoyo, el primer clum STEM de Bolivia pueda llegar a poblaciones vulnerables, ayuando a ampliar su perspectiva, incrementar sus habilidades y mejorar su autoestima. 

Aproximadamente 70% de los bolivianos tienen trabajos informales con sueldos bajos y de poco nivel técnico. Mientras que el aument del nivel de desempleo es las elas industrias sobre saturadas de trabajadores, es una consecuencia de que los estudiantes tienen poco acceso a oportunidades para desarrollar sus habilidades en Ciencia, Tecnología, Ingeniería y Matemáticas(STEM por sus sigles en ingles). Queremos cambiar esta situación, empezando a una temprana edad, iniciando la chispa de la curiosidad y el pensamiento disciplinario en niños.

En Energa, hemos desarrollado el primer program a de STEM del Bolvia, sin embargo niños y jóvenes en situaciones vulnerables no pueden acceder por la falta de recursos económicos, lo que incrementa la brecha con niños de otras realidades. Nuestro programa ha llegado a más de 80 niños en el último año y buscao alcanzar 300 más hasta el año 2020.

Dado que el empoderar a la población es parte de los valores de nuestra empresa, estamos comprometidos a dar 50% de becas a todos los niños que serán parte de esta campaña. Sin embargo necesitamos fondos para cubrir materiales, transporte y otros gastos.

Sin la exposición y acceso al aprendizaje de habilidades STEM, lo niños de realidades vulnerables son privados de la oprtunidad de acceder a trabajos y mejorar su calidad de vida.

El programa de EnerGea consiste en sesiones donde los participantes pueden experimentar ciencia a travez de actividades lúdicas que buscan desarollar su pensamiento crítico, usado herramientas multimedia para el apoyo y material escrito que apunta a construir tanto inteligencias técnicas como emocionales.

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