Education Unbound, a new nonproﬁt foundation devoted to assisting underprivileged students and promoting STEAM education in schools, is hosting a launch event and artist reception on Oct. 8 at The Eisemann Center in Richardson. The foundation focuses on bringing advanced STEAM programs, hardware and software to educational institutions and supporting students in attaining their educational goals in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.
Founders Maan and Weeda Hamdan will speak about the origins and purpose of the foundation, and a keynote address will be given by McKinney’s mayor, the Honorable George Fuller.
The Hamdans, both from modest backgrounds themselves, attribute their current success to the assistance they received when they were young. While they have supported several environmental and educational causes over the last several years, they felt they could make more impact with a foundation dedicated to supporting STEAM education.
Demand for high-tech talent is growing swiftly, but there are many barriers to a STEAM-focused education, particularly in rural school districts. The Hamdans have made it their mission to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s job opportunities.
“Many young students have great potential, but don’t have access to the type of technical training that would allow them to qualify for these jobs in the future. Our goal is to nurture these students’ minds, enabling them to reach their full potential and ﬁll these positions,” said Maan Hamdan.
Weeda Hamdan is also an accomplished, internationally recognized oil painter who has donated her entire collection of paintings to the Education Unbound foundation to assist with fundraising eﬀorts. Her solo show, REFLECTIONS, Where The Most Common Places Become Uncommon, will be on display Oct. 4–29. All sale proceeds will go to EducationUnbound.org.
Education Unbound has already partnered with many great non-proﬁt organizations and educational providers, such as NuMinds Enrichment, a company that oﬀers STEAM-based enrichment opportunities and training for students, parents, and teachers.
Education Unbound’s Launch and Artist Reception is Oct. 8th from 5 p.m.–8 p.m. at The Eisemann Center, Green Mezzanine Gallery located at 2351 Performance Dr., Richardson, TX 75082. For more information please contact Maan and Weeda Hamdan at 972 365 1958 or nfo@educationUnbound.org or visit www.EducationUnbound.org.