Youth Outreach Project
Our Youth Outreach arm aims to spread passion and enthusiasm for STEM to students from underrepresented backgrounds in our community. We frequently organise volunteering sessions for members to tutor primary and secondary school students and also do once off workshops and summer camps to expose children to engaging STEM experiments and projects.
History of EWBOx Youth Outreach
One of EWBOx’s aims is to motivate underprivileged children interested in engineering and natural sciences to pursue university studies after finishing school.
In April 2019, a group of eight undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford travelled to rural Karnataka (south India) and worked for one week with around 200 school students. We believe that this is the most sustainable way of improving the overall economic situation in Indian villages. To achieve this, we offered a high-end, interactive teaching experience entirely free of charge, which resembles the costly summer schools offered in Oxford.
Our team had a lot of fun during our lessons, even though the temperatures during the day soared up to 45 degrees, with no electricity for fans or air conditioning available. The feedback from both sides (children in India and Oxford students) was positive throughout. It was therefore not only a very valuable experience for the Indian students, but also for the Oxford students, who got to know an entirely different culture, as well as a first-hand experience of the challenges that emerging countries are facing.
A collection of photos and videos from our team's work in India in 2019.