We Speak Science to help STEM learners from diverse backgrounds

People displaced by the war in Ukraine will be among the beneficiaries of an online learning partnership between We Speak Science and insendi

We Speak Science, a non-profit seeking to raise awareness of STEM around the world, has announced a partnership to help learners from a variety of difficult backgrounds.

In tandem with the insendi online learning platform, We Speak Science will offer a breadth of programmes – covering science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics – to refugees, including people displaced by the war in Ukraine, and a wide range of other students from disadvantaged backgrounds who might otherwise struggle to benefit from an education.

The online courses have been developed in collaboration with academics and scientists from institutions including NASA and the universities of Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard, and Yale.

“Coming from Albania, I have always been inspired by Mother Teresa’s work and We Speak Science will continue to provide educational services to all students in greatest need,” said Dr Detina Zalli, a senior teaching fellow in genomic medicine at Imperial College, and the co-founder and president of We Speak Science.

The online offer with insendi will blend recorded lectures, live classes and online synchronous workshops.

“We are absolutely delighted to partner with insendi, who have enthusiastically embraced our mission of assisting migrants and students of disadvantaged backgrounds,” added Zalli.

“We Speak Science has supported low-ethnic minority students since 2014, and it has been inspiring to see our students grow and achieve excellence.”

The initiative follows last month’s launch of a free online platform to help displaced Ukrainian children carry on their education and get to know classmates.

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