The Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) Chambers of Commerce and Industry (R3CCI), in collaboration with the Department of Education Region#3 and STEMGuyana, launched the establishment of STEM Clubs in the Region.
Talented students from twenty-eight schools (13 Secondary and 15 Primary) will have the opportunity to participate in exciting and educational robotics projects to hone their skills. The basics principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) will be applied to the work of building robots in a fun environment. R3CCI believes that STEM Clubs are a powerful and enjoyable way to engage children with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects as they provide a platform to extend children learning.
R3CCI believes that the STEMGuyana program allows all involved to explore STEM subjects in innovative and inventive ways outside the curriculum and is pleased to support such a program, since it was responsive to the developmental needs of the country, especially as it relates to education delivery and the curriculum.
The clubs are expected to provide STEM learning experiences through hands-on knowledge-based projects guided by highly skilled facilitators. The STEM clubs will facilitate practical learning and application of cross-cutting concepts helping to develop higher level learning and problem solving skills.