Welcome to STEMGuyana

"Unlocking the world class potential of Guyana's youth"

Who We are

Leon Caleb Christian – Co-Founder, STEMGuyana

Leon Christian is a Senior at a metro Atlanta High School. In January of 2017, Leon co-founded and co-hosted “The Elementary STEM Initiative”. A Program that encourages elementary and middle school students to pursue Computer Science, particularly computer programming, by introducing them to code logic.

Leon wants to pursue Computer Science, Business and/or Political Science in college.  Additionally, Leon also worked at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta as a Teenage Ambassador.  Leon has 3 other siblings with whom he has worked on many technology and social good projects, he enjoys painting and web / mobile app design in his free time.

Currently Leon is one of the Co-founders of STEMGuyana, a non-profit entity responsible for unlocking the world-class technology potential of Guyanese youth.  Her goal is to bring programming, robotics and math enrichment to every community of youth in Guyana so that young people in Guyana will be able to live up to their potential.

Karen Abrams – Co-Founder, STEMGuyana

Karen grew up playing basketball with the boys who lived in her community in North Ruimveldt.  She attended St Roses High School and  also represented Guyana as a member of the winning Caribbean championship team.  The basketball skills she learned in Guyana prepared her for several scholarship offers to university in the US.

In the United States,  Karen has had a multifaceted technical and Entrepreneurial Management career with a track record of innovation and success. After graduating from Howard University with a BBA degree in Business Administration and California State University at San Francisco with an MBA degree in Marketing, Ms. Abrams began a career with a large tech company in the US and quickly became an innovative IT Management Executive with an outstanding background leading multiple cross-functional departments and project teams concurrently. She is skilled at designing and deploying cutting-edge IT solutions.

She has a track record of building a business from the ground-up, managing, and restructuring nationwide voice/data networks and she possesses strong technical and leadership skills, with proven experience managing both technical and non-technical teams. She ended her corporate career November 2007 as Director of Operations responsible for Network Fraud and Abuse, Applications development, Project Management, and IT Risk Management.

In 2006, Ms. Abrams founded a start-up Party Rentals Company and later founded a community Math, Science and Technology project in Decatur, GA, serving over 150 children with a Math, Science & Robotics Saturday School program.

Ms. Abrams possesses exceptional budgeting, negotiation, cost reduction and financial management skills. She is a self-starter who is able to communicate effectively with all levels of management, vendors, and business partners. She is also skilled in a wide array of Internet, Network, Telecom, Marketing, Public Relations, Social Media and Entrepreneurial functional areas with proven talent for quickly acquiring expertise in new systems.

Currently Karen Abrams is the Co-founder of STEMGuyana, a non-profit entity responsible for unlocking the world-class technology potential of Guyanese youth.  Her goal is to bring programming, robotics and math enrichment to every community of youth in Guyana so that young people in Guyana will be able to live up to their potential.

Ms. Abrams lives in Lithonia, GA with her husband and 4 children; Ima, Asha, Caleb and Joshua.  Her daughters Ima and Asha Christian and son Caleb are also Co-founders of the STEMGuyana organization.


Colin Sawh, Director, STEMGuyana

Mr Colin Sawh believes in Guyana’s youth and has been engaged in volunteer and community development activities involving the young of Guyana for many years.  Mr Sawh attended the University of Guyana and achieved Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences (Economics.)  Nov. 1988 and Law  (L.LB 1996).

He joined Property Protection Services Ltd. 1st Nov. 1978 and is currently a Director at that company.  Mr Sawh is also the Chairman of the Brickdam Police Station Management Committee and a member of the Bid Protest Committee {Committee set up by cabinet in keeping with the provisions of the Procurement Act}

Colin saw worships at Holy Spirit Church and is married to Ms Audrey-Grant Sawh.  He has 2 children and 1 grandchild.  Mr Sawh joined STEMGuyana as a Trainer at it’s inception in August 2016 and was recently asked to lead the organization’s local activities.