INNOVATING OUR SCHOOLS ONE PILOT PROJECT AT A TIME
Just like the previous school year, for the 2023/2024 school year, the EduTech Fund aims to stimulate innovation, technology, and interactivity in the Aruban classrooms, by awarding grants to innovation pilot projects designed by schools, teachers, and students in Aruba.
The EduTech Fund allows applications from ALL schools in Aruba - all grades and level of education - in a School Board ('schoolbestuur') recognized by the Department of Education.
We call upon teachers, staff, and schools to apply for a grant for your school today!
Cycle 1 Winners
Colegio Bon Bini
Colegio Bon Bini will be transitioning from traditional blackboards to new digital boards and their smartroom will be equipped with new tablets. Their goals are to stimulate student engagement, make classes more interactive and give students the tools to excel in a digital world all while working towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
Aurora scol preparatorio
With the help of EduTech Fund, Aurora will be transitioning from traditional blackboards to new digital boards, just in time to celebrate their 60th year of educating.
With the help of EduTech Fund, EPI will be acquiring the tools (ColumbusKompas) to have a baseline measurement of their students’ digital intelligence and 21st century skills, so they can become aware of the gaps in the skill sets needed for the future and develop methods to address these gaps.
Cycle 2 Winners
EduCampus will be using the funds to create a MakerSpace that will serve as an incubator to jumpstart design-thinking and make innovation accessible to the youth.
Pius X School
Pius X School will be taking their teaching to the next level by transitioning from traditional blackboards to new digital boards.
Maria Goretti college
Maria Goretti College will be creating a balance between hands-on learning and traditional learning by introducing different technologies (laptops, tablets and digital boards) to their 5th grade classes.
Cycle 3 Winners
Colegio Laura Wernet-Paskel
Colegio Laura Wernet-Paskel understands the importance of integrating technology into their curriculum to enhance their students’ educational experience. They have organized multiple fundraisers over the years in an effort to transition from traditional blackboards to eBoards. Colegio Laura Wernet-Paskel will be utilizing the EduTech Fund grant to acquire Chromebooks and tablets for their students, and eBoards for their 1st and 2nd grade classrooms, accomplishing their goal of fully equipping their school with modern technology.
St. Paulus School
St. Paulus School, a forward-thinking and innovative school, has been incorporating Chromebooks into their curriculum for a few years now, with very positive feedback from teachers and students. St. Paulus will be utilizing the EduTech Fund grant to acquire an additional 50 Chromebooks for their 3rd and 4th grade classes, aiming to empower their students with the necessary tools to navigate the digital era confidently.
Cacique Aterima will be using the Edutech Fund Grant to transform early education for their kindergarteners. Through this grant, Cacique Aterima will be acquiring a collection of STEM toys and applications specifically designed to introduce young minds to the exciting world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
Cycle 4 Winners
University of Aruba
University of Aruba will be creating a cutting-edge Tech Lab with the purpose of empowering digital literacy, fostering innovation, and enhancing classroom experiences. This fully equipped lab will elevate education and technology at their school.
Scol Preparatorio nos paraiso
Scol Preparatorio Nos Paraiso, and their multi-skilled and creative Team are getting a tech upgrade! They’ll soon have Samsung Flip eBoards in all their classrooms to enhance their learning environment with cool and interactive content.
St. dominicus college
St. Dominicus College will be empowering students with innovation! They’ll receive iPads and Chromebooks to support their educational journey, and to enhance their previously digitized classrooms.