Investing in Education
In 2018, more than 1 billion students filled classrooms across the globe, with 52 million in the United States. Among those students is the future workforce of the agricultural industry. That’s why we’re investing in education, with a focus on projects that advance agriculture and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math.)
ADM Cares projects have provided STEM and agriculture education for almost 7 million students ranging from kindergarten through college.
How ADM Cares is Helping One Woman in Kenya Improve the Lives of Children
Rosalyn Kimatu is the director of Starkids school and rescue center, an organization that provides STEM education to underprivileged children in the Githogor slum area in Nairobi, Kenya. A teacher by profession, the mother of four is driven in her mission to provide vulnerable children with an education and a home, because she believes it will prevent them from becoming involved in drug trafficking and prostitution. And now, thanks to an ADM Cares partnership, Rosalyn is able to make repairs and upgrade technology and educational materials for her students to provide them with an even better educational environment. Read more.
Helping Students with Virtual Reality and Technology
Donning virtual reality goggles, seventh graders at Mt. Zion Junior High School are exploring crowded Manhattan streets, becoming tourists without having to make the physical journey. And these travel options don’t have limits. Not only are these students able to traverse the globe, they can visit places where humans simply can’t go, like inside a human cell. Read more.
Supporting Agricultural Education in Macon County
Thanks to a grant from ADM Cares, students in Macon County, Illinois, have access to the 4H program and to agriculture-related education. It’s just one example of how we’re helping cultivate a future generation invested in the agricultural industry. Only a small portion of ag jobs are in farming, with many other careers ranging from engineering, to science, to transportation. Access to 4H program gives students exposure to a wide range of agriculture-related careers, beyond the farm. Read more.
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