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Open Policy Foundation launches a new project with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to Ukraine

June 26, 2018, 11:07 a.m.

Innovative science, combined with green values: robotics with straw planting, physics with music, chemistry with pottery. This learning approach is used in STEM / STrEAM education (S – science, T – technology, r – robotics, E – engineering, A – art, M – mathematics, which are based on green values).

 

Non-government organization “Open Policy Foundation” launches a new project "EDUCATION – FOR EVERYONE!" INCREASING THE INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY OF LOCAL COMMUNITIES OF DONETSKA AND LUHANSKA OBLASTS", aimed at providing equal access to innovative education for children and youth affected by the conflict. During the project, a training session for 60 educators and local activists will be held - two training seminars on STEM / STrEAM methods (including international), project management, fundraising, and PR management in the field of education.

 

The first training will be held from 2 to 7 July on the basis of the International Green School, which was founded by the Open Policy Foundation in the village of Kosmach in Ivano-Frankivsk oblast. Here, in the mountainous Carpathian village, for several years children from different parts of Ukraine have been studying interesting science with the help of innovative methods of GREEN STrEAM education.

 

23 motivated teachers and educators from the local departments of education of Rubizhne (Luhansk oblast), Ocheretyne, and Kramatorsk (Donetsk oblast) will take part in the training to receive a unique experience and implement such learning method in local schools. Thus, children and youth affected by the conflict will obtain qualitative innovative education.

 

The participants of the training will listen to Skype lectures with teachers from around the world – MASHAV alumni from India and Nigeria, who will demonstrate the use of STEM / STrEAМ methodic in practice.

 

The teachers will also visit the laboratories of the Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpatian National University in Ivano-Frankivsk. In the open learning space of the International Green School in Kosmach village, they will take part in the discussion club “From the ecology of the soul – to the ecology of the universe”, the master classes “Fun mechanics” and “Maker”, the eco-club, the case “Permaculture”, the panel discussion “Let’s open classroom windows into the future”, and the art workshops.

 

The project "EDUCATION – FOR EVERYONE!" INCREASING THE INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY OF LOCAL COMMUNITIES OF DONETSKA AND LUHANSKA OBLASTS" is being implemented by the NGO "Open Policy Foundation" with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to Ukraine. Moreover, during the project, the 2018 information campaign is going to be held.