Hrvatski Telekom is continuing its "Together We Are Stronger" donation competition for yet another year striving to award the best STEM projects. Applications can be submitted starting from 15 May to 23 June, whilst an increase in the number of categories is an innovation compared with the previous year’s edition. This year, the awards will be given to the best youth education projects, as well as schoolmaster and teacher education projects and innovative solutions that positively impact on the broader community. The donation competition fund totals HRK 700,000, which will be allocated amongst three categories.
In the first category, the priority is given to the projects that enable systematic youth education, intended to arouse interest in STEM fields amongst young people, whilst the best project in this category will be allocated a donation worth HRK 200,000 for its implementation. The second category is intended for projects focused on education of both school masters and teachers, employed in elementary and secondary schools, addressing the issue of STEM competencies in order for them to be able to transfer these competencies to the greatest possible number of pupils, with the resources worth HRK 300,000 being donated for the winning project implementation. Projects submitted in the third category will be based on innovative digital, yet primarily corporate social responsibility solutions with a positive impact on the broader community and the donation allocated to the recipients will be worth HRK 200,000.
"Together We Are Stronger" donation competition is open for non-profit organisations headquartered in Croatia, whilst the submitted projects in all the categories need to use at least one telecommunications technology and be of importance for both the local and the broader community.
Applications can also be submitted electronically to the web pages Together We Are Stronger , whilst the submitted projects that meet all the criteria will be selected internally by HT employees, resulting in a shortlist comprising of 15 projects that have received the greatest number of votes. Subsequently, the final selection for three winning projects, one project per each category, will be performed by the expert panel during the period from 3 to 7 July 2017, whilst the winning projects and donation recipients will be publicly announced on 10 July 2017. Moreover, the donation competition website features educational video clips that provide interesting descriptions of different situations linked with STEM fields presented by the winners of last year’s edition of "Together We Are Stronger" donation competition.
Since the project launch in 2004, Hrvatski Telekom donation competition has invested HRK 100 million to support the implementation of around 300 projects that have positively impacted throughout various segments of society.