In a bustling city filled with innovation and ambition, a group of passionate individuals gathered to address a growing concern: the future of education. This team, consisting of educators, tech enthusiasts, and community leaders, understood the pivotal role of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) education in shaping the minds of the next generation. They named their endeavour "STOGO" – a fusion of "STEAM" and "ongoing."
The journey of STOGO began with meticulous research and a series of insightful discussions with various stakeholders. The team engaged with school communities, listened to parents, and examined the educational landscape closely. What emerged from this process was a pressing need for more creative and innovative approaches to education, particularly in the rapidly evolving digital age. The team developed a comprehensive program that aimed to make students think "out of the box" and nurture their creativity and innovation. It combined cutting-edge technology, interactive learning modules, and a strong emphasis on digital citizenship and online safety. Thus they envisioned a project that would revolutionize STEAM education and online safety – the birth of the STOGO Suite.
STOGO SUITE is owned byTachyon360, a tech company known for its ground-breaking innovations. leading the way in showcasing and promoting educational IT services and products. Intrigued by the team's research and commitment to enhancing education, the company proposed to create something extraordinary. The team decided to organize the International Digital Festival – the STOGO FEST."
STOGOFEST emerged in direct response to the 'Call for Action' and the ensuing report generated following a seminal conference held in the UAE on February 6th, 2023. This significant gathering, orchestrated by ESAFE in collaboration with Tachyon360, witnessed the participation of distinguished representatives, including those from prominent institutions such as the United Nations, UK WeProtect Global Alliance, UAE Cyber Security Council, Aqdar, UAE Family Care Authority, and a consortium of esteemed private corporations, Honeywell, Deloitte, ADIB, as well as several esteemed universities. The resounding support and recognition extended by these influential entities underscored the paramount importance of STOGOFEST's mission
STOGOFEST is an exciting festival that's all about celebrating how creative kids can be in subjects like science, technology, engineering, arts, and math, known as STEAM. What makes this festival special is that it's all about making learning fun and interactive by using games and hands-on experiences. The main goal is to help kids spend less time in front of screens and stay safe online. It also wants to help kids find a good balance in their lives and teach them important life lessons. At STOGOFEST, kids take part in activities that teach them important values and give them the confidence and strength to handle the challenges they'll face in the real world.
STOGO Suite and the STOGO Fest were born, like a phoenix rising from the ashes of challenges and concerns. They represented the power of collaboration, innovation, and the unwavering belief that education could shape a better future.
In the years that followed, the STOGO team continued to expand its vision, creating a lasting legacy of STEAM education and online safety. They knew that they had embarked on a journey that would leave an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of generations to come, ensuring that the flame of curiosity and creativity would continue to burn brightly in the hearts of young learners everywhere.