littleBits + EESTI 2.0: littleBits in Estonia

Learn about littleBits in Estonia

June 2, 2016

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Hardi Meybaum (founder of EESTI 2.0) with Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves. Photo credit: Ronald Liive

 

EESTI 2.0, a non-profit organization that aims to inspire the next generation of Estonians to choose a future in technology, made the announcement today that 50 schools in Estonia will each receive two littleBits STEAM Student Sets.

The program’s launch was attended by the President of the Republic of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves, EESTI 2.0 founder Hardi Meybaum, as well as other supporters of the cause.

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Photo credit: Ronald Liive

All the schools in Estonia – there are 533 schools with 137,236 students – are encouraged to apply for littleBits STEAM Student Sets and each school that gets picked out will receive two sets.

In the spring of 2015 EESTI 2.0 ran a pilot program delivering MakerBot Replicator 3D printers to 50 Estonian schools. They received applications from 230 schools, half of the country, a demonstration of keen interest in and demand for new technologies in Estonian education system.

From Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas:

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Translation:  presents the new Estonian 2.0 project: littlebits Estonian computer for schools.

Stay tuned to learn more about this project!