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Google RISE Award 2014
Dutch National Point of Contact VHTO is among this year’s winners

Google price boosts informatics education in the Netherlands!

In 2014 Google is giving $ 1.5 million in grants to 42 organizations in 19 countries that provide students with the tools they need to succeed in practice in joining the digital world as active users and developers.

ECWT is proud to announce, that our Dutch National Point of Contact ECWT is proud to announce, that our Dutch National Point of Contact VHTO is among this year’s winners of the is among this year’s winners of the Google RISE (Roots in Science and Engineering) Awards (10.000 USD)

Recently, VHTO launched ‘digiVita’, a national program for Girls & ICT. During the program, girls will be trained to take part in the national app design competition, Digibattle

In the framework of its regular activities – to increase the involvement of women and girls in STEM -VHTO organizes mentoring events, work shadowing visits, guest lectures, gender training for teachers and VHTO’s yearly national Girlsday event attracts more than 8,500 students (10-15 years) to 300 companies!

‘There have to be more young people in love with science and math,’ said Larry Page, Google last year during the event I / O. And everyone at Google shares this view. ‘We want young people around the world to inspire not only to make use of technology but to develop it as well. Unfortunately, many young people have no access to education or are not sufficiently encouraged to have a career in IT to pursue. For this reason, we created five years ago, the Google RISE (Roots in Science and Engineering) Award. In this context, we extend grants to organizations around the world that offer non-formal science education to girls and students from socio-economically disadvantaged groups.’

Other European award recipients include:

CAS #include | Swindon, England

Children’s University Foundation | Krakow, Poland

Dwengo vzw | Gent, Belgium

Generating Genius | Surrey, England

Mezon.Ru | Saint Petersburg, Russia

Prologin | Paris, France

Ready Salted Code CIC LtdReady Salted Code CIC Ltd | Brighton, England

Romanian Computer Science Teachers Association | Focsani, Romania

TeenTech | London, England