Make Tomorrow

Project Summary
Grantee: Technology Development Foundation of Turkey
Purpose: To raise students who can take advantage of the outputs of the digital transformation process in education and use these skills in education and work life
Location: Adana, Konya, Mardin and Trabzon 
Grant Amount: 300.000 TL
Project Partners: Adana Provincial Directorate of National Education
Period:
1 November 2018 – 30 September 2019
Status:
Completed
Project Year:
2018

BACKGROUND

It is necessary to take advantage of the opportunities technology offers on all rings of the value chain to increase the competitive power of the economy and render it sustainable. For this purpose, it is necessary to contribute to the development of students and teachers who can demonstrate the modern educational requirements followed by the world in the field of technology.

PROJECT GOALS

  • 150 teachers in Adana, Konya, Mardin and Trabzon will be given 2 days of applied electronics and programming training.
  • Each teacher who is trained will form volunteer teams consisting of 4-5 students. Students will develop projects developing solutions to problems they ascertain from their environment in the topics of environment, energy and smart cities using their technology kits. 
  • The projects will be evaluated by an independent jury and the first 20 projects selected will show their prototypes in Istanbul.
  • The awarded projects will be supported by Maker camp, prototype and business model development and coding trainings.
  • PROJECT RESULTS

    • 150 teachers in Adana, Konya, Mardin and Trabzon were given two days of applied electronics and programming training.
    • Each teacher who is trained formed volunteer teams consisting of 4-5 students. Students developed projects developing solutions to problems they ascertain from their environment in the topics of environment, energy and smart cities using their technology kits.
    • 845 students developed 165 project ideas. The first 20 projects selected from four cities presented their prototypes to jury in Istanbul.
    • The awarded projects were supported by maker and entrepreneurship camps and coding trainings provided in Sabancı University.
    • PARTICIPANT TESTIMONIALS

      “They love working in the laboratory. They do not want to be in the classroom. We add something new to the prototype in almost every gathering. We try. We sometimes cannot succeed. But we endeavor anyway.”  A Teacher and Project Participant

      “This was the first time my students heard about the concepts of programing and robotics. The idea to go to İstanbul sounded great. And everyone in the class wanted it. They are open to producing, so the ideas came from them. They made appointments and went to interviews. They are awesome.”  A Teacher and Project Participant 

      “We were about to give up after several group meetings when a member of the group said if we wanted a change, we needed to start from the basics and told us her idea. With the project, we were going to generate electricity at home for our own use.” A Student and Project Participant  

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