Taking place every August and September, Focus on Education is our global initiative that shines a light on all the ways Oracle Volunteers can advance education throughout the year.
Want some examples of how Oracle Volunteers advance education? Sure thing, here you go!
In India, Oracle Volunteers conduct mock interviews that help university students land internships with leading companies.
In Romania, Oracle Volunteers advise and provide feedback to students who are designing social innovation projects to address challenges in their communities.
In Latin America, Oracle Volunteers serve as mentors and judges with Technovation Girls, a competition that invites young women to learn and apply the skills needed to solve real-world problems with technology.
In North America, Oracle Volunteers teach kids to code and serve as judges in a technical project competition with Regenerate Tech, a nonprofit serving diverse and underresourced students.
Coming up next, Oracle Volunteers have organized a variety of activities to celebrate Focus on Education. These include a global volunteering project with UPchieve, a 100% virtual on-demand tutoring platform for low-income students. In Africa, Oracle Volunteers have organized a learning session to introduce employees to education-focused NGOs and schools – including Oracle grantees Akili Dada, Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC), and Ponelopele Secondary School–and help them connect with volunteering opportunities. Similar learning sessions are planned in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Spain, and North America. In Japan, Oracle Volunteers can partake in Kasumigaseki Kids’ Day, hosting virtual sessions about smart cities with Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
The way learning looks continues to evolve, as some students and educators return to in-person classrooms at the same time that virtual learning has become an enduring part of the educational mix. There are countless ways for Oracle Volunteers to make a difference and we’re excited to see how things evolve as we navigate new frontiers of education together.