IMC Weekend School
IMC Weekend School is a supplementary school on Sundays for children (aged 10-14) from underprivileged neighbourhoods. Through a three-year course, professionals (volunteers) introduce students to a wide range of topics, including journalism, medicine, law, philosophy, the arts, astronomy and entrepreneurship.
The curriculum also includes training skills such as presentation, research, debate, collaboration, and conflict resolution. It is an education focused on developing an all-rounded character. The goals of the program are to provide students with the skills, knowledge and audacity that are needed to find a place in society that matches their capacities.
The contacts created between passionate professionals and students bridge social inequalities, and affect both parties. In an alumni program, guest teachers, sponsors and Weekend School alumni stay connected, and develop professional relationships.
Mammoet provides a practical learning experience for children on the Weekend School program. Volunteers from the Mammoet team, including engineers, operators and HR professionals, teach the students about gravity and the engineering principles behind hoisting and other lifting techniques through a series of practical activities. Using a mixture of sharing information and practical application the participants can hear, see and do - reinforcing both the theory and 'real world application' parts of the experience.