Project STEM Hackathon
January 25, 2020
Rotary Mayfair in collaboration with Generating Genius, hosted a hackathon for University students on 25th Jan 2020 at UCL Institute of Education.
The hackathon was part of Rotary Mayfair's initiative of disseminating the importance of STEM education among school (11-18) and University (18-22) students, particularly those from challenging backgrounds. Participants were divided into 5 teams of around 5 members each and asked to derive insights from one of several datasets chosen by the organizers. Prizes included internships at BP, BMO, Suade and McLaren, as well as Amazon gift-cards.
The event was a runaway success. Click on the picture for participant reviews!
The BigKid Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of young people in London at risk of social exclusion. They are doing this through community engagement, sports mentoring and leadership activities. Find out more about the work they do here .
RCOM's working group for working with BigKid aims to:
Promote BigKid to Rotary Clubs in London
Organise mentoring, public speaking and sports activities with Rotarians and BigKids.
Engage in mentoring and workshops with the Big Kids
Warm Streets Initiative
The Warm Streets Initiative was organised in partnership with St Andrews Church of Fulham Fields to provide clothing for homeless people.
RCOM has donated multiple times to St Andrews Church to be distributed to the homeless through their various programmes.
The Lovatt Foundation is a charitable, worldwide collective that was founded in May 2015. It serves as an umbrella for high value, grass-root level, long-term projects in the red zone of Northern Nigeria. Here, it is primarily involved with setting up orphanages for displaced children.
RCOM organised a fundraiser for the Lovatt Foundation and raised over £1000 which was able to sustain an orphanage of 30 children and staff for two months.
Sankara Eye Foundation
Sankara Eye Foundation offers life-changing eye treatments in the state of the art hospitals it builds and runs across India. The services range from cataract removal surgeries to early cancer treatments for babies.
The treatments are totally free for around 80% of the patients, identified via multiple screening programmes, including Eye Camps run by Sankara and its volunteers in the poor and rural areas of India.
We have supported Sankara by engaging in fundraising activities for them. Our club organised a fundraising event in March, 2017 that raised over £1500 for cataract surgeries in India.