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£530raised of £1,500 target by 20 supporters

    Weʼve raised £530 to engage local children with STEAM subjects

    Location
    London Borough of Lewisham, Greater London, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Wednesday, 2nd March 2016

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    I want to engage state school children with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) through workshops, excursions and events. Career wise, it is an area heavily dominated by middle class men. Many young people are not having access to life changing experiences that might inspire them to take on a career in STEAM. Students on free school meals, girls and African/Caribbean children are underrepresented in STEAM. There is no diversity in the field.

    I think everyone has the potential to become and achieve greatness. I strongly believe that somewhere, somehow young people are getting the idea that STEAM is for a chosen few and that you must have a genetic predisposition in order to become a doctor,engineer, mathematician,etc. I also see a great divide between state schools and private schools; while state schools prepare employees, private schools prepare entrepreneurs and CEOs. Every child can be successful.STEAM holds the key to creativity

    I did this event last year, my proudest moment was when children were asked about their future career choices at the end of the event, and a considerable amount of them said that they would like to work in the field, either as a doctor or engineer. On the day, a camera crew will be recording the event and also will be talking to participants throughout the day. You can find last years' interviews on my YouTube channel The ATL Learning Centre.

    Venue £270
    Robotics Workshop £300
    Bike engineering Workshop/Demonstration £150
    Life Science Demonstrations £200
    Food Technology £100
    Guest speakers (Doctors,engineers,STEM/WISE ambassadors) £250
    Brain Teaser Puzzles (Rubric cube, nails, connect four) £50
    Flyers £180

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    • Rijole Bitata

      Rijole Bitata

      a year ago

      Rijole Bitata

      Thanks Mo Hussein for your donation!

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    • Rijole Bitata

      Rijole Bitata

      a year ago

      Rijole Bitata

      Thanks for your donations, six days to go. Apologies for the earlier post where I said seven. Bring on the countdown!

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    • Rijole Bitata

      Rijole Bitata

      a year ago

      Rijole Bitata

      Thank you Shanice for your support!

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    20

    • Mo Hussein

      Mo Hussein

      Feb 28, 2016

      Good work Rijole, keep it up 👍🏽

      £50.00

    • Deborah

      Deborah

      Feb 25, 2016

      Your passion shows best wishes with it all.

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 25, 2016

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 25, 2016

      Keep up the excellent work sis . Working Action Group support, advancement in the community . Thank you for advocating and supporting our youth

      £20.00

    • Sista Shanice

      Sista Shanice

      Feb 25, 2016

      This initiative has life changing potential and if only one child is inspired & progresses on towards becoming a successful engineer or scientist it will be worthwhile. You certainly have my support.

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 22, 2016

      £10.00

    • M.E.A.P.O.

      M.E.A.P.O.

      Feb 21, 2016

      Amazing!!! Just wow!! 100% backing this!!! 🙏🏾🙏🏾

      £5.00

    About the fundraiser
    Rijole Bitata

    Rijole Bitata

    London Borough of Lewisham, Greater London, United Kingdom

    I am a language teacher and I have been teaching for ten years. I am passionate about education and I feel that every child deserves the best. I love food, and since November last year I have been on the raw diet. I love keeping fit,I practise Tai-Chi an Mix martial arts

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