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Educational outreach

Supporting school-age students, teachers, and PhD and postdoctoral women researchers, with an emphasis on STEM subjects

Schlumberger Employees from Around the World
Our educational outreach programs are fully aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 of ensuring quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all. We offer learning opportunities for schoolchildren, help students understand and adopt HSE-related standards, and fund women from developing and emerging economies to pursue advanced graduate study in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects at top universities worldwide.
Two schoolgirls in Southeast Asia.
Group of primary school students with a robotic toy vehicle.

Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) for Youth

SLB is committed to promoting HSE learning among children and passing on our HSE leadership and experience to the next generation of SLB families, customers, and communities. Since 2009, our employees have shared their expertise through our HSE for Youth programs, training sessions, and modules covering first aid, Internet safety, injury prevention, climate change, water sanitation, road safety, personal security, and prevention of HIV/AIDS, malaria, and COVID-19. We aim to inform and empower young people to make responsible and safer decisions regarding HSE issues.

Faculty for the Future

Since the program’s launch in 2004, 807 women from 86 countries have received Faculty for the Future fellowships to pursue PhD and postdoctoral STEM research programs at 281 universities and research institutions worldwide. In 2022, the Schlumberger Foundation renewed 57 fellowships and awarded 37 new ones.

Meet the Faculty for the Future Fellows
SEED SLB Excellence in Educational Development

The SEED Program

Founded in 1998, the SLB Excellence in Education Development (SEED) program encompasses a range of STEM-related activities, including school workshops, professional development for STEM teachers, coding clubs, competitions, facility tours, and enabling classroom connectivity. Together with local educators, SLB volunteers around the world share their passion for learning and science with young people, encouraging them to learn more about STEM subjects through inquiry-based learning and hands-on science experiments.

Our theory of change

This theory articulates how STEM activities are expected to ignite change in young people and their communities. It establishes goals for operationalizing SEED programs:

  • Learning by doing: Deliver active, inquiry-based learning, structured around local problems to enable social change through innovation and action.
  • Transformation: Use STEM activities to build the capacity of local educators, young people, and communities.
  • Involvement: Lead from below and rely on the passion and expertise of our employee volunteers to drive programs.
  • Relevance: Establish partnerships to provide insights into local needs, resources, and systems to further support efforts.
SLB teams are igniting a passion for learning around the globe
Volunteers in Nigeria for the Schlumberger Excellence in Education Development (SEED) program.
Child's hands connecting wires to an LED for an electrical experiment.