Platinum Bank Announces the Contest “Triple Nine Education-2014”
Platinum Bank announces the launch of the Ukraine-wide annual contest “Triple Nine Education” for the comprehensive educational institutions and centres of out-of-school education. Basing on the results, computer classes will be opened in the winner-institutions.
The Ukraine-wide contest programme “Triple Nine Education” was initiated and is implemented by Platinum Bank in partnership with the companies “Microsoft Ukraine”, ЕY in Ukraine (previously – Ernst & Young), and the public platform “МоКоLаD”.
In the contest may participate teachers with the pupils of 6th-11th grades of comprehensive schools, boarding schools and centres of out-of-school education of cities, towns and villages all over Ukraine. Contest applications are submitted till the 7th of October 2014, and he winners will have been identified by the 24th of November.
According to the contest regulations, teachers together with pupils elaborate game-like lesson projects on the subject “Economy Basics” with the help of the computer. As a result, the winner-schools will get new computer classes (one per school or per centre). The winners will be provided with hardware – notebooks and multifunctional devices (scanner-printer-copier devices), as well as software.
“Despite the tremendous changes that our country is undergoing at this time, we must think about the future of our children. That is why we continue to organize our contest “Triple Nine Education”. We wish for the upcoming generation of Ukrainians to get proper education and to be able to compete on par with their peers from European countries. At the time of great changes we must think about the future,” - comments Viktoriya Mykhno, Head of PR, member of the CSR Committee of Platinum Bank.
Besides computer classes, the organizer-companies have prepared a set of educational events for the schools. The employees of Platinum Bank will conduct for the children the lessons on financial literacy “Platinum Posidelki [Platinum Parties]”, at which the schoolchildren will learn though a game about the history of money and ways to increase its amount. The company Microsoft will organize trainings for teachers with the topics “Windows for Teaching” and “Working with Microsoft Office 365”. The representatives of ЕY will organize the profession-choice meetings for children, during which children will learn about the algorithm of choosing a future profession. For all the pupils of winner-schools, the public platform “MoKoLaD” will also conduct a unique economics game.
Schedule of the contest “Triple Nine Education”
01.09 – 07.10.2014 - Announcing the contest. Accepting applications and contest materials. Preparing a necessary amount of tech-sets for computer classes.
“Regulations” and the application form can be found here.
07.10 – 23.10.2014 - Working process of the panel of judges, executing expert opinions on the contest materials.
24.10 – 24.11.2014 - Announcing the contest results. Preparing documentation for shipping hardware. Collecting necessary documentation from the comprehensive educational institutions.
Starting from 24.11.2014 – Shipping hardware to the comprehensive educational institutions (if the necessary documentation is in order). Conducting financial literacy meetings and webinars for the contest winners.