The SPARKreator State Competition: Volunteer Applications Open

Author: Nikolina Zeljko | Category: Events | Posted: 01.04.2019
We are in the process of organizing the great final of the SPARKreator League (the state competition), and we need the help of volunteers. All interested can apply by filling in the form at the bottom of this text. Before that, we share some information about the project itself and the activities for volunteers. SPARKreator is the project through which SPARK school donates mBot robots and other equipment to elementary schools across BiH. We've already donated over 900 robots since 2016. By playing with these robots, children in elementary school can master math, computer science, physics, chemistry, technology, and engineering. In this way, we prepare them for so-called STEM occupations - occupations of the future. The great final of SPARKreator League 2018/2019 will be held on Friday, 24 May 2019 in Mostar. More than 360 elementary schools in BiH will take part. If you apply for volunteering at this great event, the activities you’ll be in charge of are: procuring material for the event; communication with competitors; logistic preparation of event and support during the competition; and training for mBot robots and jury activities at the event. We need young people who: - are free in the period from 20 to 25 May 2019 - are motivated to take part in organizing events; - are communicative, bright and smiling; - want to motivate elementary school students for STEM professions; - are interested in robotics, STEM and IT world; - are older than 18 years. What do you get in return? - food and T-shirt during the competition, - the opportunity to develop different competencies (organizational, communication skills, teamwork ability); - an opportunity to collaborate with experienced project managers, young IT professionals, and students; - a volunteer certificate issued by SPARK School; - you become a reformer of education in BiH and a STEM promoter in education. You can apply by 7 May 2019.