Baramita students being empowered through STEM

In a bid to transform educational opportunities in Baramita village, Region One (Barima-Waini) the Food For The Poor (Guyana) Inc’s Learning Pod Program has implemented a cutting-edge initiative to nurture the minds of 20 students. Collaborating with STEM Guyana, the program goes beyond traditional subjects by offering comprehensive education in Mathematics, Science, English, and Social Studies while also delving into the realms of technology and engineering through the Robotics Component.

Students from the Baramita village, Region One who are part of the STEM initiative

By immersing students in interactive and interdisciplinary learning experiences, the program aims to cultivate critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and hands-on engagement, FFTP said, adding that not only does this approach boost motivation and collaboration among students, but it also instills confidence and self-esteem in each participant.
Moreover, early exposure to STEM disciplines, the organisation pointed out, paves the way for a future generation of professionals equipped with in-demand skills like coding, engineering principles, and digital literacy. This, in turn, opens doors to lucrative job opportunities and empowers youths to become valuable contributors to society.
According to FFTP, by integrating STEM programs, particularly robotics, into Baramita’s educational framework, the initiative seeks to nurture well-rounded individuals primed to make a positive impact on their community and beyond. The program stands as a beacon of hope, ensuring that all children in Baramita have equal access to quality education and are well-equipped to embrace lifelong learning opportunities, aligning perfectly with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Four.