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Through hands-on science and engineering education, Project Philippines 2013 aims to continue building on the foundation laid a year before in Leyte, to help Filipino youths develop appreciation of the scientific traits of inquiry and problem solving, but more importantly, to be empowered and to have to confidence to rise up to face the challenges in their country. It was founded upon the realization that while many Filipino youths possess the ideas and skills to make a concrete difference in their communities, they are hindered by circumstance, social stigma or simply of lack of guidance and support.
Therefore, we plan to spend two weeks in Leyte in August 2013, working with various high schools in the Philippines in conducting leadership workshops for the students, and then identifying small problems in their community and giving the students an environment to tackle and solve these problems. Project Philippines 2013 is the first step towards inculcating the skills of communication, initiative, and action, in order to provide the participants with the necessary tools to break out of the stereotypical classroom-oriented scientist and engineer mold and engineer inspiration in their community and beyond.
We are estimating around $7,500 to run our two-week project. This includes food, accommodation, and transportation on ground, materials for workshops and activities, and seed money for students projects.
In order for us to get this project off the ground, we need your help! Any donation is welcomed and will be put to use this this project.
Thank you for your support!