The German Federal Government is working together with KfW through the Smart Cities Pilot Projects programme, providing a total of EUR 750 million in grants to support selected cities and municipalities in driving forward digitalisation. The funding will be provided over a ten-year period.
KfW is stepping up its commitment to promoting education in Germany with an innovative flagship project. A learning centre for digital education will be set up in Berlin, based on the model of the TUMO Center for Creative Technologies developed in Armenia. The centre is due to go live in autumn 2020. KfW will be financing its equipment and operation for the next five years. The TUMO centre in Berlin provides the first free learning programme in Germany that deals with such a diverse range of digital topics.
All in all, the Armenian TUMO centre offers 14 different subjects, including programming, design, music, writing, animation, video production, photography, robotics and graphic design.
“Promoting education is one of KfW’s main priorities. By supporting TUMO, we are replicating an innovative project aimed at promoting digital education for young people from one of KfW’s development cooperation partner countries. This is a really exciting development. After all, it is as true for digitalisation as for anything else – we can only rise to the challenge and be truly successful if we learn from each other.”
Dr Ingrid Hengster, member of the KfW Group Executive Board