Connect with technology: Stromnetz Berlin donates EUR 9,900 to the creative education centre "die gelbe Villa"

29.03.2017

Girls and technology? It's exactly what we need! Fashion meets technology at the "electro-fashion" workshop held at "die gelbe Villa" [the yellow villa] in Kreuzberg, Berlin.

Girls and technology? It's exactly what we need! Fashion meets technology at the "electro-fashion" workshop held at "die gelbe Villa" [the yellow villa] in Kreuzberg, Berlin. Led by a fashion designer and an electrical engineer, the girls participating in the workshop (aged between 10 and 14) learn how to create luminous handbags, flashing dresses and T-shirts with rope lighting. Along the way, they sew, solder, invent and find out interesting things like how an electric circuit works. Under the motto "Connect with technology", Stromnetz Berlin is offering support for technical services at the villa for the fourth time.

To ensure that the villa can continue providing these programmes in future, Thomas Schäfer, Managing Director of Stromnetz Berlin GmbH, presented a cheque for the donation of EUR 9,900 to Çiğdem Uzunoğlu, Director of the yellow villa.

Stromnetz Berlin donates EUR 9,900 to the creative education centre "die gelbe Villa"

"We are pleased to be able to support the villa once again this year. The donation is an investment in our collective future. Both Stromnetz Berlin and the economy as a whole are counting on a new generation of technically-minded individuals. Children are inherently curious and want to know how things work. The programme provided by the villa helps to get children enthusiastic about technology from an early age," explains Thomas Schäfer.

In addition to the free "electro-fashion" workshop, two project weeks are organised with primary school classes. The children tinker, learn and try out new things in various workshops that focus on everything from hydraulics to a "super bike". The aim is to learn how electricity works and to stimulate the spirit of inventiveness within the children. This is why they are encouraged to saw, hammer and solder to their heart's content. They learn how energy can be transferred through water, how metal is bent into various shapes, how inner tubes are patched and how brakes are adjusted.