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- Through games, friendship,
critical thinking, education, teamwork, and other activities to:
- develop awareness - inform of the capabilities of robotics
- prepare the youth - involve for life after school and careers in
science, technology and engineering
- create future leaders - inspire in the areas of robotics and
What is Roboteka International Educational Program for
- In order to make robotics and computer science better
accessible and closer to the youth, as well as to contribute to their
development in the Republic of Macedonia and other countries, we have
started building the foundations with the first educational program in the
Balkans for children of age 10-16 to prepare them for life after school and
careers in science, technology and engineering industries through a summer
program. Our aim is to develop awareness of the capabilities of robotics
technology and to create future potential leaders in the area of robotics
and computer science. Through games, friendship, critical thinking,
education, teamwork and other activities, the youth are faced with practical
application of computer science and robotics, and solving problems in
everyday life. After starting the educational summer camp of Roboteka,
partnerships have been established with educational institutions throughout
the Republic of Macedonia and internationally, providing knowledge
enrichment to the youth and serving as a base for preparations for future
European and World competitions.
The respective program has been a starter on the robotics theme among the
youngsters in the primary and secondary education, strengthening their
desire for higher success in their education after completing the
educational summer camp. Our ambitious project is aimed at giving options to
the Balkan and World youth's future. Lastly, the educational project foster
multi-ethnic and multi-national understanding, cooperation and teamwork
through exploration of science and technology, much needed in the Balkans
and throughout the World.
The participants in the educational summer camp are 10 to 16 years old,
students in primary and secondary schools. While during the school year, the
participants are at the age of 10 to 18 years old. The participating
students come from Macedonia, the neighboring Balkan countries as well as
other countries, regardless of gender or ethnicity.
- The Republic of Macedonia is a country where the
investments in technology are in an embrion phase. The use of technology has
just started to proliferate throughout society and industry. Computer
science is a mandatory subject in the primary and secondary education,
however that is not sufficient to motivate, inspire and to capture the true
potential of the young in the area of technology. Therefore, an educational
program through a summer program for children in the area of robotics and
computer science is necessary for Macedonia and the Balkans.
The educational summer program will offer friendship, games, education, team
work, and opportunity for children to expand their desire for innovations,
creativity and realization of their ideas. We consider that one summer
program is important for the future development of children as an additional
part of their regular education. As basic parts of the summer program
education will be focused on computer science and robotics, as well as their
application in various segments of the society. Robotics as science is still
young with a fast development track that seeks adequate acceptance. Starting
with timely education of the youth, Macedonia as a country will be in step
with modern technologies.
With the current wave of governmental technological projects, Macedonia is
taking proper steps towards the necessary education of the wider population,
especially paying attention to the youngsters. Unfortunately, the country
has not kept up with the rest of the World technological development,
especially in the area of robotics. As a country with great potential of
intelligent young individuals, we believe that with this educational summer
program we will contribute to the development of this area of computer
science and technology in Macedonia and that we will spark interest and wide
popularization of robotics, as well as its development. With it, we will
generate forthcoming young innovators and creators that will lead the
technical and technological development of Macedonia.
Target group of the educational summer program are children of age 10-16.
That is an age when their intellectual potential is great, the perception of
knowledge greater, but may be lacking proper direction and possibility for
affirmation and creation. During the program, the children will have an
opportunity to discover in what direction they would really want to continue
after high school. The program will serve as a filter for the truly
interested and most capable youth to succeed in the area of robotics and
computer science. With this target group, we are hoping to attract higher
interest in the area of applicative computer science and robotics, even if
that results in 10% of the participants. The rest will gain basic knowledge
and experience for team work (flexibility, cooperation, understanding, and
Participants in the program will have opportunity to easily spot the options
for their future education. Those who are in primary education will have
easier time to choose and prepare for their secondary education, while those
already in secondary education, will have their options to think about the
open opportunities for higher education and development in the computer and
robotics science in Macedonia.
- 1. Main objective
- Contribution towards the development of computer science and robotics in
Macedonia and the region.
2. Specific objectives
- Create future potential leaders in the area of robotics and computer
- Developing awareness for robotics technology capabilities.
- Establishing partnerships with educational institutions throughout
Macedonia and the region.
- Increased understanding and confidence in using robotics, computer
science and technology.
- Innovative skills will increase with direct exposure to design and
creation of robots.
- Increased problem-solving skills as a result of direct human-robot
- Challenge competitions and practical work will improve participants'
critical thinking skills.