The SThree Foundation has revealed the charitable initiatives it is supporting throughout 2019.

Now in its third year, the SThree Foundation is awarding nearly £50,000 to nine projects across the world that inspire and engage people from diverse backgrounds in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

As the leading global STEM recruiter, SThree understands the importance of supporting initiatives which ensure the development of a diverse talent pipeline and is dedicated to transforming lives through skills, education and - ultimately - sustainable, meaningful employment in STEM sectors.

This year the projects receiving support are:

SmartSTEMs, Glasgow UK

£5,000

Funding transport for the hardest to reach young people in Glasgow ensuring they can attend fun and inspiring STEM workshops with leading professionals in the sector.

Satro, South East England/London

£5,000

Running various STEM events with schools, including ICT, robotics and coding, all delivered by STEM professionals.

Refugee Forward, Amsterdam

£5,580

Funding a refugee to undertake a skills development programme to empower them to become a STEM entrepreneur

Joblinge, Germany

£5,578

Funding equipment for their workshops on electronics, robotics and gamification for young people and refugees.

Moinworld VC, Hamburg

£5,000

To overcome gender inequality in tech sectors funding will support an all-girls coding camp in Hamburg during the summer.

Halogen Foundation, Singapore

£7,590

Working with 15-19-year-olds from underserved communities in Singapore, to develop STEM knowledge and skills in entrepreneurship and leadership skills.

Tech Girls Movement, Sydney

£2,700

Engage girls aged seven to 17 in STEM entrepreneurship, Through taking part in a programme that uses technology to solve community challenges.

Project SYNCERE, Chicago

£5,340

Working in a school in an under-served community to inspire and prepare young people for a career in STEM through engineering projects

First Workings

£7,600

Provide training, networking and STEM internships to 16-18year olds from underprivileged backgrounds.

 

SThree’s Chief Executive Officer, Mark Dorman, explained the importance of the funding.

He said: “All of our SThree Foundation awardees have been personally nominated by our own people, who appreciate the importance of such an investment and how life changing the rewards can be for those who go on to secure a skilled STEM role. While demand for STEM roles continues to outpace available talent on a global scale it is vital that more people have access to such a career path.

“The talented young people we support through this initiative will play their own part in building a better future for us all and I wish them every success.”