The Katalís team hopes to spark the curiosity of science and engineering in young children, leaving them with the resources to continue to pursue knowledge in the field.
The team is made up of 15 Concordia students studying various fields of science and engineering. In August, we will embark on a week-long trip to Institution mixte les freres Nau de bayonnais, a school catering to underprivileged children in the rural town of Gonaives, Haiti.
This school has successfully educated thousands of students of the region and this year wants to make the step towards career building — that's where we come in. As enthusiastic students passionate about our fields of study, we are more than ready to help! Each group will prepare week-long activities and experiments that will cover a scientific topic and explain the theory behind it in a manner accessible to children.
Our hope is that by equipping children with not just a passion for science, but a deeper understanding of the world around them and the intricacies behind it, we can fuel a new wave of STEM leaders.
Knowledge, in all its forms, is essential to human life for it allows minds to grow and reach new horizons. This belief inspires us to spread our wings and teach the leaders of tomorrow.
Katalís is made up of a group of experienced science and engineering students from Concordia University. Two or three students from each field of physics, chemistry, biochemistry, biology, engineering, and computer science have been chosen to participate based on their experience and passion for their field of study.
We are committed to passing on our knowledge to young students who aren't afforded the opportunity to explore the exciting world of STEM.
I am a 3rd year Mechanical Engineering student with a deep passion for space exploration. As the current Director of External for Space Concordia, I am happy to participate in this opportunity to spark youths' interest in space related projects and to demonstrate the relevance of this fascinating STEM subject.
- Aya Bassyouni, BEng 20
Why we need your help
Your donations will help cover the costs of travel for the team to Haiti and allow us to purchase supplies for experiments. Katalís hopes to impact this rural Haitian community by inspiring the young generation to pay it forward and spread the knowledge they gain over the week.
Not only will you get to be a catalyst in a child’s life, but you’ll be left with knowing you are part of the efforts that will help increase children's awareness of STEM, hopefully inspiring and leading them to a bright future ahead.