Aleksandra Zawalska-Hawel, from Piekary Slaskie Municipal Library sends us this information about their new project, ”Programming of Curiosity” for the youth aged from 15-24. Supported by the EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP), it “uses the educational technique of “gamification” and digital tools to stimulate a passion for technology.”
The program involves three partners: The Information Society Development Foundation will provide project management training; the technology company Firma Piekary.net will support internet access and provide a server and the Silesian Higher School of Entrepreneurship, will make experts available to support and advise the library, and promote the project.
This project has been awarded by EIFL-PLIP and, along with other 9 projects, will be presented next 9 – 13 Jun 2014 in a meeting in Ljubljana, Slovenia, where these “new grantees will present their projects and share knowledge and ideas about serving children and youth. EIFL-PLIP will also provide expert training in impact assessment methodologies, communication and advocacy”.
You can check all the information about it through these links:
Here’s a message from Aleksandra: “We are very happy and proud of this award, as well as the amount of $ 20,000, which we have received for our project. A lot of work is before us. A realisation of «The Programming of Curiosity» requires a lot of preparation, but we have the whole summer for it. We’ll invite youth to participate in the project after the holidays”.
We’d like to congratulate Aleksandra for this award and invite all the libraries in Sister Libraries Program to participate in the Call for Proposals that EIFL-PLIP launches in yearly basis.