EYESTvzw is a Belgium based non-profit organization established in November 2011 by members of the Brussels Photonics Team of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and dedicated to ‘ Excite Youth for Engineering, Science and Technology’ . The mission of EYEST is to raise the interest of young people towards science, engineering and technology by creating and disseminating educational programs and by supporting teachers in their endeavor to convey the fascination of science and engineering to pupils and students, and as such to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. The development of EYEST’s educational programs is financially supported by sponsoring companies and governments and they are made available to teachers, students and schools. EYESTvzw is currently responsible for the fundraising for and the assembly of the Photonics Explorer kit as well as for its distribution throughout Europe . The Photonics Explorer kit is an intra-curricular ‘educational ’ kit for secondary schools and given to teachers in conjunction with teacher training courses.