What's new in 2022!
We intend to enable the development of sophisticated, cultured, robust and healthy generations through learning. In 2022, we aim to expand our efforts externally with two new partnerships.
The first is a new partnership with JA to run a global Innovation Camp in November 2022. This initiative will aim to reach as many students as possible in the 4million JA network. We will pose a new challenge for the students to tackle, focusing on digital innovation in the maritime industry. The DigiEduHack programme is an initiative created by the European Commission to inspire and encourage young people across the globe to innovate.
It will be dedicated to solving the most challenging digital education challenges organisations face today through a hackathon taking place simultaneously in major cities worldwide. The students will benefit from hands-on coaching and classroom learning on business modelling skills. A USD 28,000 financial sponsorship and volunteering by BSM experts has been committed through this partnership.
We look forward to learning from these young minds!
The second is a new partnership with Room to Read – an NGO that believes that world change starts with educating children.
Room to Read is tackling illiteracy and gender inequality in 20 countries worldwide. We established this partnership to help children in low-income communities where we operate, including India, Indonesia, and Myanmar.
Out of 750 million illiterate people, two-thirds are women and girls. Education is a powerful agent of change, which improves health and livelihoods, contributes to social stability and drives long-term economic growth.
Through this partnership, our goal is to uplift our communities by developing the literacy skills and healthy reading habits of young children and equipping young girls with essential skills such as critical thinking, empathising, and relying on themselves to meet day-to-day challenges and make informed decisions. By learning these skills, we support girls in handling challenges they may face, from gender bias to finding time to study.
The Schulte Group will support Room to Read’s mission with a USD7,000 donation. The donation will be used to run two programmes; Literacy to Primary Schools and Girls’ Education in Secondary Schools.
The first programme aims at transforming schools into child-friendly learning environments with teaching materials and libraries full of engaging children’s books and equipping educators with newfound skills and knowledge. The latter programme aims to enable girls to reach their full potential by providing mentors and material support such as school’s fees, transportation, uniforms, and more to succeed in their academic journey.
Room to Read collaborates with governments and other partner organisations to deliver positive outcomes for children at scale. It has so far benefitted more than 23 million children and over 40,700 communities.
We hope that this collaboration will open the doors to education for many children in our local communities. We are looking forward to seeing these programmes in action in April 2022.