Building educational equity, closing the gender gap in technology, advancing Java education, supporting virtual and in-person learning—Oracle grantees are inspiring students worldwide to design, innovate, and problem solve for a vibrant future. Find out what students are building in the stories below.
“Learning how to program should be fun, practical, and accessible. With Oracle’s support, the Raspberry Pi Foundation is making that possible through our programs—putting the power of digital making into the hands of people around the globe.”
Every year, thousands of girls build applications to solve issues in their community with Oracle grantee Technovation, a tech education nonprofit that empowers participants to become leaders, creators, and problem solvers.
Leverages community and government resources to ensure that all girls are in school and learning well.
Provides high-quality tutoring, mentoring, and educational support to underserved students.
Makes science visible, tangible, and accessible to all through educational programs.
Java is everywhere—it’s used by the top 95% of all employers globally to build mission-critical systems. This is why, since 2010, we’ve funded the development of Alice, BlueJ, Greenfoot, and Stride—free Java-based educational programs that teach object-oriented programming to learners of all ages.
We’re working to create a future in which every student has the resources and support they need to realize their full potential. Oracle grantee SMASH empowers students of color through intensive STEM education programs, culturally relevant coursework, and access to resources and social capital that help them succeed in college and in their careers.
According to a UNESCO report, only 35% of STEM students in higher education globally are women. Our grantee Black Girls CODE is changing this by exposing young women of color to computer programming and technology. The organization has a goal to train 1 million girls to innovate and create in technology fields by 2040.
Learning can happen anywhere, and our grantees help make sure it does. The Tech Interactive provides educators and parents with tools to help students innovate from home—or wherever they choose to learn—offering lessons in design, engineering, science, and more.
The playing field isn’t going to level itself. That’s why we support the Greene Scholars Program, which builds STEM confidence and competence in students of African ancestry. 100% of Greene Scholars go on to college, furthering their education and making valuable contributions to the workforce.
Photo credits: 1. Raspberry Pi Foundation; 2. Technovation; 3. King’s College London; 4. SMASH; 5. Black Girls CODE; 6. The Tech Interactive; 7. Greene Scholars Program