Printer Friendly VersionDecember 2008
A Workshop Inspired by a Unique Setting
The city of Irkutsk has a population of about 590,000 people, and lies in the Eastern part of the Russian Federation. Known as the “Blue eye of Siberia”, Irkutsk is home to Lake Baikal, the biggest and deepest freshwater lake in the world...It is no surprise that this natural wonder inspired teachers and students to have a unique learning experience at SEED’s most recent collaborative workshop in September of this year.
Printer Friendly VersionOctober 2008
Get on board with Get SmartWired
Just as there are many ways to teach, there are also many ways to learn. Some students need to experiment in a hands-on approach, whereas others need to hear words spoken before ideas are processed in their heads. Still others learn best when seeing a lesson completed in front of them....
Printer Friendly VersionSeptember 2008
SEED has a lasting impact on former students
My name is Melissa María de la Garza Adame, but my friends call me Güera. I am 20 years old and attended junior high school at CETIS 131 in Reynosa, Mexico. In 2003, I was invited by my teacher Bertha Arizpe to participate in a SEED collaborative workshop.
Printer Friendly VersionJuly 2008
Venezuelan collaboration creates the first SEED computer lab for the blind
Venezuela made SEED history on July 16, 2008, with the inauguration of a new SEED Lab at the Joaquín Goecke Special School for children with special needs. Located in Maracaibo, Zulia State, the school has the first SEED computer lab in the world dedicated to visually impaired children.
Printer Friendly VersionJune 2008
Ecuador Hosts Its First SEED Science Fair
I drafted a proposal for a pilot program that grants scholarships to qualified students to study at an approved technical college. We selected a small SEED school in the town of Yondo, Colombia, near the Schlumberger base, to provide continuity to what SEED had already done there. The project was approved and a budget was allocated locally for three scholarships.
Printer Friendly VersionMay 2008
An example of a SEED collaborative project in Egypt
When I started as a SEED teacher, I became interested in working on scientific problems through the SEED workshops. They discussed many subjects that benefit the environment and all people on the earth, like water, air, and pollution. We also learned about new technologies.
Printer Friendly VersionApril 2008
About gender diversity in the context of SEED
My name is Yemi Shoroye, and I am a DP Sales Manager for WesternGeco, based in Lagos, Nigeria. I am also one of the co-leaders of the Eureka SIG on SEED Volunteering, a grassroots network for Schlumberger employee-volunteers, which I invite you to join.
Printer Friendly VersionMarch 2008
Volunteer Globally, Act Locally
One of the most common questions from SEED volunteers is, “How can I get involved?” The answer depends mainly on a volunteer’s location and level of commitment. It’s a good question, and the answer often raises more questions which this newsletter hopes to answer in brief.
Printer Friendly VersionFebruary 2008
SEED Supports Reconstruction Efforts in South India
In the aftermath of the tsunami that hit South Asia in 2004, the Schlumberger Disaster Reconstruction Fund awarded a grant to build a Children’s Education Center in Akkaraipettai, India, in collaboration with Suyam Charitable Trust, a local NGO that helps children at risk through education...
Printer Friendly VersionJanuary 2008
A Message from Simone
Dear SEED Friends: The turn of the year is a time when I like to express my appreciation for your support and to share my reflections on SEED’s latest accomplishments with you. In 2007, SEED continued to expand our School Network Program and to deepen our relationships with our communities...