We want to offer teachers the possibility to give a high quality education to their students.
The short-term goal of SeedScience consists in describing to local science teachers a different method of teaching aimed to make 10-18 years old students reason through hands-on experiments related to what happens in the world around them.
The training of local science teachers lasts about three months. After this period, they possess a different point of view on teaching and are better able to perform and master science experiments.
Moreover, they learn how to set up new ones and obtain cheap or free materials to conduct them. Standard long-term science kits are left to partner schools and the trained teachers keep growing together and involving more and more teachers and students with a cascade mechanism.
A network of high-level science teachers is then created. The development of these local educators and the very low cost of materials for the experiments make the project highly sustainable.
Our previous experience in Ghana
SeedScience is the direct consequence of a volunteering experience occurred in Ghana in 2016. We brought from Italy, and found on field, many materials to perform science experiments at school. Students and teachers really benefited from it and they still continue performing experiments with the leftover materials. SeedScience is born from this experience.