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Knowing what counts in future

A driving force for a new educational ecosystem

Deutsche Telekom Stiftung is one of Germany’s main educational foundations. We have been supporting projects that address issues in science, technology, engineering and mathematics for over 18 years.

It is our conviction that a modern educational system has to effectively prepare children and teenagers to tackle global challenges such as digitalization, climate change, electromobility and biodiversity. Schools should be the primary site for learning – but not the only one. Libraries, youth centers, makerspaces and media workshops are also important. That’s why we initiate and encourage partnerships with these institutions in our projects in order to create an ideal educational ecosystem for young people.

We help children and adolescents aged 10 to 16 actively shape their own learning in and outside of school and so independently acquire important skills for their education and for life. For us, these skills include solid technical and interdisciplinary knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, all acquired as part of a well-rounded education. We also believe critical thinking and judgment, creativity, communication and teamwork will be essential for personal and professional success in the future.

We present our projects, educational programs and partners in detail on individual project pages. Our findings and results are available for free in the media library.

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