On November 28–30, Moscow hosted the School of Organizers of Technological Clubs, aimed at creating and developing technological clubs of a new type. The graduates of the school, trained and defended the development projects of their organizations, received training certificates of the REU named after G.V. Plekhanov.
The three-day intensive brought together the best graduates of the online course “How to Create a Club”, participants in regional workshops on creating clubs 2.0, project mentors and became the final chord of the educational and networking program for the exchange of practices of the Rukami NTI Club Movement project in 2019.
Over the course of three months of the program, more than 400 people took part in regional masterclasses, 2.3 thousand registered for the online course, and about 100 organizers of the groups gathered at the Organizers School in Moscow at the end of November. Within the framework of the program, participants through practical tools figured out how to achieve the sustainability of the club, how to promote their activities and popularise technical creativity, how to attract new participants to the clubs, how to form a community of like-minded people, how to build a partnership system with companies, universities, development institutions, how to apply the model project training in working with children in new type of circles, etc.
Masterclasses were held at the boiling points in Belgorod, Chelyabinsk, St. Petersburg, Tyumen, Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, and Veliky Novgorod. More than half of the hundred participants at the School of Organizers in Moscow came from the regions — from Vladivostok and Anadyri to Chelyabinsk and Krasnodar.
A new cycle of the Rukami practice exchange program will begin in 2020, stay tuned for announcements at https://www.facebook.com/rukaminetwork/
Rukami is a non-profit project to promote technical creativity among young people. It consists of three areas: a number of festivals in different parts of the country, the main of which is the Moscow International Festival, the all-Russian contest of maker projects, and an educational and networking program for the exchange of practices for resource centres. In total, more than 60 thousand people attended the regional and Moscow festivals in 2019. Almost three thousand club leaders, tutors, and educators participated in the Rukami practice exchange program.
The project was initiated by RVC as a vital initiative of the NTI Club Movement Roadmap; the project is supported by the NTI Project Support Fund.