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STEMGuyana, supported by public and private partners has embarked on a national journey to engage, inspire and educate the next generation of Engineers, Technology entrepreneurs, Scientists, Mathematicians and even creatives, across Guyana–essentially we are touching the lives of thousands of future leaders who will be prepared to contribute meaningfully to the development of Guyana.
IMAGINE A VERSION OF GUYANA, WHERE EVERY COMMUNITY ACROSS THE COUNTRY HAS ACCESS TO WORLD CLASS INTERNET CONNECTIVITY, GOOD ROADS, RUNNING WATER, ELECTRICITY, BRIDGES FOR EASY CONVENIENCE…now imagine a world where the young people in this room are the lead Engineers, Scientists, Designers, and Entrepreneurs responsible for designing, building and maintaining this massive expansion. Imagine again, having these facilities in your village enabling you all to build companies that service national, regional and global customers…right from your villages– in regions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,6,…THAT IS THE FUTURE FOR WHICH WE ARE PREPARING OUR YOUNG PEOPLE
STEMGuyana leaders believe that talent can be found in every community across our great nation, among every ethnic group and every social class, and representing every gender and we intend to find that talent and to bring opportunity to that talent and to enrich the lives of OUR young people and to empower them and prepare them to be leaders in their country, in their region and in the world.
The world has changed significantly. Every career imaginable is impacted in some way by technology and the Arts. That’s why as we speak, young people from all the regions are honing their technology skills by strengthening their creative and STEM skills–including learning to code, and to design and build robots–these young people are the future business leaders of Guyana TODAY,
STEMGuyana is now working on 3 major changes. Interest from clubs to participate in the 2023 IYRC junior robotics competition has increased from 16 teams in 2022 to 100 teams in 2023, therefore, in March of 2023, STEMGuyana will host a national competition among more than 100 teams to identify the top 5 teams to represent Guyana at the 2023 IYRC challenge.
Another major announcement is that in addition to learning to code and build robots, all of our learning pods and STEM clubs will soon have their own websites. The goal is to encourage students to learn how to update club websites with their own observations and stories and we envision that within 10 months, we would have trained a cadre of young people, some as young as 8yrs old who will know how to design, build and maintain websites, not to mention the benefit of honing the skills of our future writers, photographers, producers and journalists
Finally, rather than continuing to be a seasonal project, preparation for international competitions like First Global will become a year long program. STEMGuyana intends to raise the funds to purchase robot kits for our technical institutions across the country so that we can host a national qualifier event to identify and select the top talent in the country to represent our great nation at international competition.
The STEMGuyana organization continues to work to prepare our tech talented young people to become world class talents. STEMGuyana, it must be reminded; is more than robotics, STEMGuyana programs includes Learning pods, STEM clubs, Robin The Robot tv show, our Parent Academy, First Global and IYRC robotics, our soon to be released agri technology program and many other cool technologies.
STEMGuyana is in the business of helping our nation’s young people to strengthen their problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking, communication and conflict resolution skills. STEMGuyana and partners are about innovation, inclusivity and developing talent.