Kids everywhere like the hands-on stuff. I'm sorry. It's a lot more fun for them than just reading a book.
— Mark Gelfand
Financial Systems Pioneer Visionary and Founder at The Gelfand Family Charitable Trust
Mark Gelfand, a STEM-minded financial systems pioneer, spoke at the STEM² Summit on advancing hands-on STEM initiatives internationally in Ethiopia, Israel and other countries.
Mr. Gelfand’s career includes wearing the hat of computer programmer, engineer, businessman, investor, and philanthropist. During the past 10 years, Mark's physics and electronics background have served as the foundation of his many philanthropic STEM enrichment projects for youth in the U.S., Israel, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Kenya, and Rwanda.
I said: ‘Let's do projects. Time is short!’ They all stopped and they're looking at me like 'what?' when I say, 'let's do stuff.' It's universal. Kids everywhere like the hands-on stuff. I'm sorry. It's a lot more fun for them than just reading a book. I want them to read books, but you need some incentive to read a book.