Harlem Education Foundation Holds 2nd Annual Celebration in Kalighat
Founded by Dr. Sat Bhattacharya, Harlem Children Society expands education & mentoring programs to the under-served areas of New Zealand, India, Moldova, Kenya, Ethiopia, Mexico, the Hopi Nation and the Navajo Nation; 5-continent event to be web-cast LIVE simultaneously during "The 5 th Annual Global Harlem Science Street Fairs & Festivals."
"The 5th Annual Global Harlem Science Street Fairs & Festivals," organised by Harlem Children Society (HCS) is a global public celebration that will showcase the work of the best-and-brightest future doctors, scientists, engineers, and social workers. At our celebration events around the word, our students reach-out to their families, their mentors, and their communities. An enterprise for generating hope and equipping our communities with scientific knowledge, the celebrations represent the growing ability of HCS students to connect their work in science, math, engineering, medicine, and social science with an interest in solving problems in their local communities. HCS' involvement in under-resourced neighborhoods - through both the internship program and science street fairs - seeks to stimulate the development of human capital and social entrepreneurship within them.
Harlem Children Society's programs include:
Providing over 1000 top-performing secondary school students around the world with summer internships at universities and science-related companies
Assigning university & professional industry mentors to nurture students through four years of secondary school
Providing after-school jobs assisting in scientific research
Assisting with college and scholarship applications
Providing college scholarships and continued mentoring while in college
In the eight-year-old pilot program in New York , 100% of HCS students attend college, 80% majoring in science and math, and over 20% were accepted into Ivy League schools, among the best in the U.S. The idea of supporting promising students with few resources and opportunities is spreading across the globe and now, fairs bring the sciences directly to urban streets and far-flung villages. In partnership with Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society and international organizations, the fairs highlight the hands-on research of secondary school and college students from impoverished communities where there are few opportunities for smart, talented, and hard-working students.
Harlem Children Society is spreading across the globe, with the generous support of governments, corporations, and foundations, because of the powerful idea that tomorrow's advances in biosciences, engineering, mathematics, and social sciences are waiting to be tapped in the minds of students across the globe.
Via web-cast, students in the streets of Harlem will be joined LIVE by students in:
Meru , Kenya
Awassa , Ethiopia
Kolkata , India at Mother Teresa's Orphanage
Christchurch , New Zealand
Chisinau , Moldova
Monterrey , Mexico
Hopi Nation & Navajo Nation
Time/Date: 9:00 p.m./Saturday, 27 Sep 2008
Location: Kalighat at Mother Teresa's Orphanage
Local Contact: Kapil Pathak 0990-305-0000 Kapil24@gmail.com
New York Contact: Kevin Cecil Kevin@cadencepr.com +1-917-520-9391 mobile
Program Description: This public festival will be held near Mother Teresa's Orphanage at Kalighat, featuring science, technology, and cultural events and a representation of the 60 students who are participating in the HCS program this year from the Lodha tribe. This HCS program is led and managed by Professor Pulak Lahiri of Calcutta University .
Mridul Pathak, founder of International Foundation for Sustainable Development, will be available for comment about the importance of the Harlem Children Society program in Kolkata.
About Harlem Children Society www.harlemchildrensociety.org
Harlem Children Society was founded by Dr. Sat Bhattacharya -- a molecular geneticist and cancer research scientist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, as a local grass-root, yet global non-profit organization in 2000 to give under-resourced and under-served, yet highly motivated high school and university students the chance to develop, hone and harness their skills to ultimately better serve their individual communities. Serving students ridden by abject poverty in the NY region, across the country and increasingly applying its unique model globally, HCS's innovative program engages students in one-on-one hands-on science research in a myriad of fields in science, technology, math, engineering, and social sciences with accomplished mentors in leading universities, research centers, and renowned institutions.
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