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  • 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report

Educational Robotics in Greece

COSMOTE contributes to a better world for all through the development of digital skills of children from all over the country. Over the last 5 years, COSMOTE has been a strategic partner of Non-Profit Organization for Educational Robotics and Science WRO Hellas, implementing a series of initiatives intended to disseminate educational robotics and STEM img (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) educational methodology throughout the Greek educational system. The following initiatives were launched in 2018:

  • “ROBOGIRL”, the first Greek fiction movie about educational robotics and the experience children gain from it was presented by COSMOTE. It is a family comedy about the power of the team and the capability of children to implement even the most incredible ideas. The movie tells the story of a young girl named Sofia, who although she is not associated with Science decides to sign up for the course on educational robotics. The challenges she faces enable her to discover new things about herself, her friends, her capabilities, and about the achievements a person can accomplish with commitment and perseverance. ROBOGIRL premiered on the COSMOTE YouTube channel and was aired on COSMOTE TV in December 2018. To watch the full movie, click here.
  • The Pan-Hellenic Educational Robotics Competition for Primary, Junior High and High School Students 2018 was completed with more than 3,500 children taking part. More than 1,500 teachers were trained to enable the student teams to design and build a complete robotic model. Moreover, the digitized projects from the educational robotics competition were uploaded on the WRO Hellas Digital Platform for educational documents to provide unlimited access to knowledge for every teacher in the country. In September, the Pan-Hellenic Educational Robotics Competition for Primary, Junior High and Senior High School Students 2019 was launched. The competition will finish in March 2019. A new pilot category for kindergarten children is included in this competition for the first time.
  • The National WRO Competition 2018 was organized with more than 600 students participating from all over Greece. The students tried to provide solutions for critical issues facing our planet such as sustainable food production and food security with the aim of achieving the United Nations' No 2 Sustainable Development Goal of "Zero Hunger" by using their robotics structures. The winning teams from Greece took part in the 14th World Robot Olympiad WRO 2018 held in Thailand under the topic "Food Matters" in November. Two teams won the fourth place, and three more teams claimed significant distinctions.
  • CodeAthon is a new initiative to enhance coding for students. It was organized in the context of Europe Code Week 2018 in October in 4 Greek cities. The aim is to encourage their creativity in programming, to help them develop programming skills, and to empower team working. The 300 students aged 8 to 16 years old participated in this initiative and completed an unfinished electronic game, within 4 hours. The projects of the participating teams were uploaded on an open platform to help other children learn about coding.