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STEMGuyana, the three year old organization responsible for the proliferation of technology education among communities of Guyana’s children across 9 regions of Guyana, yesterday launched its summer series of online technology classes targeted to parents and children across Guyana.
Two coding classes for children were launched, where children from 7yrs old and living in regions 2, 3, 4, will learn to code using lesson plans which are integrated with the Ministry of Education’s science curriculum. The classes are one week in duration and students who complete the program will receive a certificate. Parents are also invited and encouraged to work along with their children.
Team Guyana Robotics 2020
STEMGuyana coaches Arrianna Mahase and Shamar Stewart are working with Guyana’s youngest robotics national team to respond to the 2020 First Global series of virtual robotics challenges. The competition this year will engage youth from more than 150 countries in the world to build communities, to stimulate creative ideas and innovations and to help identify talented young people and provide educational enrichment opportunities for them. The members of the team are Ariel Taylor, Daniel Eastman, Kyle Dos Santos, Keeland Cummings and Dietra Fields.
STEMGuyana reps continue award presentations for the top 5 winners of the Caribbean region COVID Warz challenge where students from the ages of 8yrs to 15yrs old competed to create an innovative Scratch project which demonstrated how COVID-19 is contracted or could be avoided. More than 123 youths from Guyana, Trinidad and Barbados participated with 4 of the top five winners emerging from Guyana. First Place winner was On Beaton, second place Ariel Taylor, third place, Merrick Marshall (Barbados), 10yr old Tushaant Sanichara 4th place and 10yr old Zion Rambarran 5th place.
STEMGuyana youth are also working in virtual labs to design and create a disinfectant robot which will be used to clean and disinfect furniture and robot parts before and after each club meeting. The organization also launched an app (helpguyana.com) to help vulnerable families during the COVID-19 period.