Robotics in Latvian Social Services Schools
We are raising funds to bring robotics education to five of the social services schools (internātskolas) in Latvia!
Raising money for
Giving for Latvia
Latvians living in the UK have launched a charity project to encourage technical creativity and interest based education in rural social services schools (internātskolas) in Latvia. This project is run by the non profit Berzes Strazdi. The fundraising is supported by UK registered charity Giving for Latvia.
Social services schools in Latvia want to help their students develop hobbies and explore different skills with after school programs designed to spark creativity and experimentation. However these programs, particularly courses in robotics, aren't free since the materials are expensive for the school to purchase. Many students aren't able to participate simply because their parents (or the state if they are orphans) cannot afford it.
With the mantra No Social Inequalities we have begun fundraising in order to secure necessary equipment and to train teachers in robotics to provide these programs at no cost at the five poorest social services schools in Latvia.
The students are enthusiastically preparing for their first big competition and need your help to finish their robots - donate now to help bring their creations over the finish line!
Help provide equipment and get to the competition
Donate towards purchase of the necessary equipment to train the disadvantaged children and help them join robotics competitions in Latvia.
In the spring of 2017 thanks to donations and support of the Latvian community living abroad, the first cohort of teachers trained in robotics finished their course. At the beginning of the 2017/2018 school year the trained teachers went back to their schools in Upīte, Vaiņode, Kandava, Iecava and Jurmala City equipped with both the knowledge and materials needed to start these new after school robotics clubs. Now free robotics classes are enthusiastically attended by 44 students in grades 5 to 9.
In May 2018 the first inter-school competition Ghetto Robotics will take place, where students will be able to show off what they have learned throughout the year and be judged on their robot design and programming skills. Students will be able to share the skills they have learned by working with new technologies at the same time improving their self-esteem and their school performance.
Your support will be greatly appreciated!
Event is completed
Location157 Kr. Valdemāra ,
with gift aid: £1,132.25
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