The joint project of Richelieu Lyceum and a local business company from Odessa – “Saturday Online STEM School” – was launched on YouTube on 8 February 2020. The first video on the Richelieu lyceum channel was released on that day and since then the project has been successfully developing for almost one year.
“The Saturday STEM school” – is a modern educational project that provides up-to-date knowledge in a format that is accessible and interesting to students. Students have the opportunity to study the basics of programming, mathematics, physics and chemistry, economics and the humanities. With the support of a permanent sponsor, a local business company, this project has reached the audience not only in the Odessa region, but also all over Ukraine and even many countries of the European Union, Russia, Great Britain and the USA.
The sphere of online education in Ukraine is still developing, but in the context of the global pandemic, there is a huge demand for such projects. This is what allowed the STEM school to reach the current level of popularity throughout the country and abroad.
The head of the school, Olga Dobrynina, has no plans to stop there. In partnership with a business company, she plans to develop the project, attract new teachers, and produce unique educational video content. The creators of the project have set themselves the ambitious goal of being able to compete even with such a well-known online lecture series as TED in the future.
Current achievements were made possible not least by the modern technical base, but most importantly – by the professionalism and sincere enthusiasm of teachers of the online school “STEM”. Pavel Lisitsin, the ideological inspirer and representative of the business local company, commented on the task the company had set for itself in working on the project:
“Modern education should become more technological, and future young professionals should have access to interesting and relevant materials and new knowledge. The best indicator of the quality of our project is the enthusiasm of the students. They are keen to take part in the project and motivate their supervisors and teachers to work hard, come up with new ideas and give even more interesting lectures. In the future, we would like to develop the STEM-School in the same way, to find new young talents and increase interest in the project not only in Odessa or even Ukraine, but also far beyond their borders”.