Volunteering with a high fun factor? You need to be at the races of the Greenpower Challenge for that!
Greenpower Benelux gives (high) schools the means to design and build an electric single-seater car with a class team. The class teams will then compete against each other in endurance races: the Greenpower Challenge.
Our initiative aims to get young people excited about studies and careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields. Because in Belgium, technical professions are bottleneck occupations.
To make the race events a success are volunteers welcome - indispensable even! Would you like to attend?
You may help transport the cars and teams; welcome and guide participants and visitors; inspect the cars before the start; stand along the race track with a flag; assist with administration or at lunch, ...
The one-day races are of course the highlight of the project, which runs for almost a full school year each time. The events take place on circuits or at locations such as airports; at weekends; in spring and early summer.
Even if you can only be there for one day, this is a huge help. You don't need any knowledge or experience: we provide a full briefing.
Enthusiastic supporters are guaranteed to provide an atmospheric day: class teams with their teachers, fellow pupils, family members and friends, along with employees of sponsoring companies.
Would you like to attend and contribute to an unforgettable day? Let us know via the contact form. Then we will contact you.
Greenpower brings everything together: with friends, in class, building and competing in races. Learning physics, maths, electricity while playing, drawing and building a super beautiful body, participating in the championship, and who knows, winning !!!
The Greenpower challenge originated in the United Kingdom and has now been in existence for 22 years and has been a huge success with more than 1,000 participating teams now present in several countries. Thanks to the project, we want to inspire young people for a career in a STEM direction.
Greenpower believes that young people who have a better idea of the study possibilities and the concrete opportunities that can arise from these studies can make a better choice for their future.
The project consists of two major parts: drawing and building the car (as part of the school programme or as part of an association) and the championship events, during which the different teams compete against each other.
The teachers and their groups will receive the necessary support for the first part, both thanks to a didactic programme, and thanks to the companies that, as sponsors, provide the car to the teams.
Because no one can explain better what STEM careers entail, we want Belgian companies to get involved in the Greenpower initiative. They are at the heart of our job market and the experience they can share with future generations of talent is very valuable. We want this exchange of experience and expertise to lead to a strong network that brings together supply and demand for STEM jobs.
As for the organisation of the events, we count on the support of volunteers during the events, as well as parents and grandparents who want to contribute with time and/or resources. From helping check all the cars before the start to "waving" a flag along the race track or making a financial contribution, all help is welcome!
Contributing financially to the project as an individual can start from €50 a year. And you are immediately a member. And we will keep you informed of everything that is moving at Greenpower! Discover here what benefits are associated with this.
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