EduTech has invested a total of AWG 415,000.00 in the 12 winning schools.
The Prime Minister, Evelyn Wever-Croes, visited several of the winning schools to assess the progress of the innovation work that each school carried out and was very impressed. The majority of the schools already had other innovation projects in progress, which they had started on their initiative. With the additional support from EduTech, they were able to elevate these projects to a higher level.
The EduTech Fund aims to promote innovation, technology, and interactivity in Aruba's schools. Through the EduTech Fund, Aruban schools can apply for subsidies for pilot innovation projects conceived by their teachers or students. Moreover, the project encourages innovative thinking among the educators and students who design these projects. In the first year of EduTech, schools submitted 50 applications, from which they selected 12 winners.
Innovation in education is crucial for the development and prosperity of our country. The world is changing rapidly, and we must keep pace with technological advancements. Our students must prepare for the future, where technology plays a critical role in all aspects of life. To achieve this, we must invest in technology and innovation in our education system and equip our youth with all possible tools to be successful. The EduTech Fund provides schools, teachers, and students the opportunity to experiment with technology and develop innovative solutions to improve our education.
The significance of the EduTech project lies in the ideas that originate within the schools, among teachers, students, and parents because they know best what each school needs. Therefore, t the EduTech Fund will continue, and the hope is for schools to continue to benefit from this opportunity.
For more information and to apply, you can visit the website www.edutecharuba.org.