SCIENCE GOES SOCIAL

 

Educational justice and equal opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people – we are committed!

We are not only committed to research but also wish to be positive examples for the younger generation. Therefore we have joined forces with charity “kein Abseits! e. V.” in order to fill this project with life: We open our doors to children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds through our social project “Science goes Social”. Employees and students from the Berlin Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT)Berlin-Brandenburg School for Regenerative Therapies (BSRT) and Julius Wolff Institute offer an insight into their day-to-day research. Our goal is not mainly to impart knowledge – we wish to animate children to talk to us, to ask questions and to try for themselves. For when they’ve grown up it will be easier for them to judge whether they like a specific work activity or not if they have already gained an insight into it. We hope to awaken interest in the different fields of medicine and science and to reduce prejudices and barriers.

Children and young people living in difficult circumstances have the opportunity to meet people outside of their own surroundings in school and everyday life. They see, hear and experience completely new things to them and get an idea of what it is like to work in the field of a researcher.

Kick-off: A thrilling afternoon in a laboratory

For the first time young researchers were invited by the BCRT on Friday 18th November 2016: We welcomed seven children aged 8 to 12 years and their mentors. Our voluntary helpers recounted their research activities and what is driving them with their small guests. For an afternoon our visitors dived into the world of regenerative medicine wearing laboratory gowns. Of course it is uncertain whether one of the children will ever become a doctor or a researcher but one thing is clear: The children had a lot of fun and so did we.   

For further information on this project please contact berlin@b-crt.de or Phone: +49 (0) 30 450 539 500 We are thankful for every voluntary helper. 

For information on the work of our co-operation parter please click here