More than 1200 students and 12 teachers will benefit from experiential learning science kits program; Honeywell Engineers volunteer to promote technology careers to students
BINTAN, KEPULAUAN RIAU, 20 August 2014 – Honeywell (NYSE:HON) announced today that it is helping more than 1200 local students learn about science and technology through a partnership with local schools in Batam and Bintan in Riau Islands province.
Under the Honeywell Science kits program, four schools will receive science kits supporting the national curriculum. These comprehensive tools will allow students to experience science and technology concepts in an innovative way. 12 teachers will be trained with hands-on teaching techniques, enabling them to better engage their students in the classroom. In addition to that, 12 engineers from local Honeywell facility are volunteering to promote science and technology careers at these local schools.
The program is part of Honeywell’s ongoing commitment to promote science and technology education in Indonesia which includes sponsoring middle school math and science teachers to attend its international programs such as Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy and Green Boot Camp to learn advanced teaching techniques. This new science kits program is sponsored by Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company’s global citizenship initiative.
“Honeywell provides students and teachers opportunities in science and technology education in Indonesia, through a series of unique programs designed to inspire the next generation of innovators,” said Alex Pollack, President Director of Honeywell Indonesia. “This exciting program affords students an opportunity to learn concepts in a more engaging manner and gain valuable access to information about potential careers in science and engineering from Honeywell's top engineers.”
“With the support of Honeywell and its employees, I am certain that the students and teachers of Bintan and Batam will benefit immensely. We appreciate Honeywell’s efforts and recognize the impact that these projects will have on our community,” said Governor of Riau Islands, Muhammad Sani during the program launch event at the Honeywell Aerospace facility in Bintan.
According to National Science Foundation, 80 percent of the jobs in the next ten years will require Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills and capabilities. “We aim to provide the best education for our students and these advanced teaching techniques will be highly beneficial for them as well as for our teachers. We welcome such initiatives and are delighted to have Honeywell engineers volunteer their time to support our students,” said Sumarno, Principal of SMP II Luqman Al Hakim School, Batam.
Honeywell Science Kits program is being run in partnership with SMP II Lukman Hakim and SMP Negeri 9 in Batam as well as in SMP Negeri 11 and SMPN 13 in Bintan.
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About Honeywell, Indonesia
Honeywell’s products and systems have been distributed and installed in Indonesia since 1974. In 1992, Honeywell established our Indonesian representative office, which maintains a network of local distribution companies. Today, three of Honeywell’s businesses, Automation and Control Solutions, Aerospace, and Performance Materials and Technologies, employ over 1,500 employees in cities across the country, including Jakarta, Surabaya, Purwakarta, Batam and Bintan.
About Honeywell Hometown Solutions
Honeywell Hometown Solutions is the company’s corporate citizenship initiative, which focuses on five areas of vital importance: Science & Math Education, Family Safety & Security, Housing & Shelter, Habitat & Conservation, and Humanitarian Relief. Together with leading public and non-profit institutions, Honeywell has developed powerful programs to address these needs in the communities it serves. For more information, please visit http://citizenship.honeywell.com/.