STEMGuyana’s Reading and Robotics programme has been taken to Lethem, Region 9, as part of an ongoing countrywide initiative.
ExxonMobil Guyana has partnered with STEMGuyana to launch eight of these programs across the country, which caters for children aged 8 to 14 years.
The company has donated robotic kits, laptops, tablets and projectors as well as support training for Library and other support staff for each of the facilities.
The programme is intended to encourage students to learn concepts like simple machines – levers and pulleys, and to use robotics and scratch coding to design and create their own versions of these machines.
Youths between the ages of 8 to 14 years will be able to sign up for club membership at the local library and will benefit from the programme each Saturday. The club members will be preparing to participate in Guyana’s first national robotics competition, which kicks off in May 2019, according to STEMGuyana.
ExxonMobil Guyana said in a statement on Friday it is eager to support such undertakings, “which we hope will result in the social and economic advancement of young people in Guyana.”
First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger launched the workshop that merged reading and robotics back in October 2018.