Educational Robotics – STEM
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 (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) educational methodology throughout the Greek educational system. The following initiatives were launched in 2018:
Access to the Digital World Program
Because "digital skills do not go with age…", COSMOTE has been contributing to the development of technological skills among older people with the "Access to the Digital World" Program. The program has been running since 2012 and aims to promote lifelong learning, improve quality of life, and contribute to the development of technological skills among people with an average age of 64 years. Over the past 5 years, more than 7,000 people have participated in the program. In 2018, a total of five educational centers operated in Athens and Thessaloniki. All the participants learned how to use the tablet, navigate the Internet, enter the "world" of social media, and use applications to make their everyday lives easier (notes, calendar, notifications, webcam, maps, etc.).
COSMOTE Scholarship Program
COSMOTE ran its Scholarship Program for the 17th consecutive year. The program provides 36 scholarships for first-year students facing financial and social difficulties with a total value of € 650,000. Alongside financial support, COSMOTE offered the scholars fixed and mobile products and services free of charge to cover their telecommunication needs for the duration of their studies along with cable TV services. Over a period of 17 years, the program has provided a total of 658 scholarships valued at more than € 5.5 million.
OTE Group Telecommunications Museum: Champion Museum for 2018 in Greece
he OTE Group Telecommunications Museum was selected as the Honored Museum for 2018 in Greece by the Hellenic Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) on the occasion of the International Museum Day on 18 May. Under the slogan for this year's International Day "Hyperconnected Museums: New Approaches, New Publics", the Telecommunications Museum has scheduled a series of events and educational programs for children, families, and the elderly hosted at the museum's renovated premises. Visitors to the museum use new augmented and virtual reality tools integrated in the renovated Permanent Exhibition Hall of the museum to interact with the museum’s collections and gain a unique and positive experience to share after their encounter. The Telecommunications Museum provides informal education, implements educational programs, and organizes events that reflect its outreach policy and dynamic relationship with society.