Tuesday July 19th – Georgetown, Guyana – The k12youthcode.com team arrived in Guyana on July 18th to begin a series of camps and workshops for young people interested in learning about robot building and programming. The team arrived with 17 robot kits paid for by a group of supportive citizens from the Diaspora who want to ensure that Guyana’s underprivileged youth receive the STEM knowledge to help them achieve their world class potential.
Today, a total of 15 leaders representing churches, high schools, and community groups joined our workshop for training in robot building, programming, technology use in the world, and the future of technology in Guyana. The folks we
The trained today will be the programme ambassadors when the camps are over, and will continue to make sure that the technology is pushed further into various communities in every region of Guyana," said team co-founder Ima Participants responded strongly to the agenda, and enjoyed the hands on robot building and programming component thoroughly. Our intention is to create a STEM league in Guyana for students to compete against each other in robotics, Scratch programming, and AP Inventor android mobile app development.
We envision all clubs continuing to recruit and train the most dedicated students who will in turn propel technology development throughout Guyana. We’d also like to develop the talent for the first robotics team to represent Guyana in the wildly popular international First Lego League,” said Karen Abrams, who conceived thisSTEM robotics training programme.
All teams whose leaders have completed training, who have a facility from which to offer training, and who can demonstrate that they have a list of students ready to participate and learn, will receive a leased robot from the STEM Guyana programme. The first robotics camp is co-sponsored by the Office of The First Lady of Guyana, and is to be held on July 21st, 10am – 2pm at St Roses High School. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp 770-402- 5857.
Program sponsors included Noble House Seafoods, Backyard Barbecue and Grill, Church’s Guyana, Bruster’s Guyana, Metro Office and Computer Supplies, Nigel Hughes, R&S Fishing, Lusignan-Good Hope Learning Center, Friendship Primary School, Herdmanston Lodge, Double ‘B’ Exotic Gardens, Gizmos and Gadgets, Ministry of Education, The Telecommunications Ministry, Caribbean International Shipping of Lithonia, Georgia, and the New York-based non-profit organization Guyana Action Committee.