Engaging children in STEM is a vital step to inspiring them to become future engineers or scientists. Shell currently has STEM programmes in 16 countries, including the USA, UK, Nigeria and the Netherlands. 


STEM programmes around the globe


Social Investment in Australia

Shell Australia’s Social Investment portfolio aims to increase the employability of vulnerable and disadvantaged young Australians. Through education and support, Shell’s Social Investment will help youths aged 10 to 25 in developing skills including maths and science that will assist them in unlocking their future career potential.

Social Investment in Australia (opens on Shell Australia)




In Egypt, since 2007, we are supporting Al Amal Program, which is run by the Egyptian Geologists Society. It is designed to encourage young geologists and geophysicists, both undergraduates and graduates, and help them become more competitive to join the oil and gas industry.

Education in Egypt (opens on Shell Egypt)

The Netherlands

Boy flying aerial robot

In the Netherlands, Shell launched the Generation Discover Festival to inspire children, parents and teachers in the world of science. One of the events is The Bright Ideas Challenge which empowers secondary school children to explore solutions to the emerging global energy challenges.

Generation Discover Festival - opens on Shell Netherlands

Shell supports Jet-Net, Youth and Technology Network Netherlands, which provide students with experiences and practical content for the science curriculum that show that technology is challenging, meaningful and socially relevant.

Jet-Net - opens on Shell Netherlands



Bright Ideas Challenge

We believe the answers to tomorrow’s energy challenges lie in young people’s ingenuity. That’s why we’re inviting secondary school students, aged 13-16, to imagine innovative solutions to power the cities of the future.

The Bright Ideas Challenge - opens on Shell Singapore



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Shell supports a variety of educational initiatives that improve student performance, encourage diversity and benefit our nation’s future competitiveness. 

Supporting education (opens on Shell US)

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