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 Sunday, January 24, 2010

students in computer lab Schlumberger Excellence in Educational Development (SEED) shares science, education and technology with teachers and students around the world. SEED is a volunteer-based, non-profit education program focused to inspire, influence and enable educators in underserved communities where Schlumberger people live, and work to engage youth in science and technology.

The SEED School Network Program offers to disadvantaged schools located in developing countries the financial and technical assistance needed to connect them to the Internet. It provides computer hardware and software, internet connectivity and related services, educational resources, and future planning guidance. During the period of grant, SEED works in close collaboration with the participating schools to ensure the continuity of the program once the grant expires. To date, there are 248 schools serving more than 260,000 children in 42 countries.

students in workshop SEED’s Educational Programs offer students and educators in SEED network schools hands-on workshops and online activities and projects using a project-based, Learning While Doing (LWD) approach. So far, total 58 school workshops have been conducted in 15 countries benefitting 1,490 students and 247 teachers, with global themes: Climate Change and Energy; Water. 78 projects have been in completed in 18 countries on topics like Waste collection, tsunami warning systems, automatic irrigation, smoke detection, earth science, robotics, and others

Its Online Science Center provides a broad range of educational resources and opportunities to learners and educators in seven languages – Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

NASA Education Program, UNICEF and IEARN (International Education and Resource Network) are among many friends and partners of SEED program.