Mattecentrum tutors around 70.000 young people in math every month – for free. This is done in two ways:
IRL during tutoring sessions 50 times a week in 19 cities in Sweden and Denmark using 300 voluntary workers.Online on matteboken.se (in Swedish) and mathplanet.com (in English) one gets tutoring via video lessons (several million views), forums, theory, etc.
Since the organization started in 2008 over half a million kids have studied math with us.
The knowledge in math among kids in Sweden is decreasing and this is harmful to society in several ways:
- A lot of injustices are created. Your education should not depend on which family you are born in.
- In order to participate in a democracy some knowledge in math is essential.
- A lot of youngsters believe that they are useless and stupid since they fail at math (this is NOT true!!!).
- Companies in Sweden have to shut down because they lack new young coworkers who know math – meanwhile we have a historically high youth unemployment rate.
We are creating social change by helping those who cannot afford to buy private tutoring, we help those whose parents can’t help them and we help them who have no one else to turn to after school. 35% of our kids have immigrant background – a lot of people see us as one of few successful integration projects, maybe because we do not try we just treat everybody with respect.
With your vote Mattecentrum is able to help more kids, start up in more cities and countries,
spreading knowledge and giving democracy a helping hand meanwhile we even out injustices’ that are created the day we are born.
Kids can count on/with us – can we count on your vote?