STEM Guyana launches Robotics initiative at Linden’s library

Students in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) between the ages of six to 18 years can now benefit from free reading and robotics training with the recent launch of a Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programme at the Linden library. The initiative which was made possible by STEM Guyana is expected to be a continuous programme that is being hosted under the theme, “Build your way to Success”. It also provides an opportunity for Grade Six students to access an application which allows them to access past examination papers. Speaking at the launch of the programme, Co-Founder of STEM Guyana, Karen Abrams, who is also facilitating the initiative, urged residents to take full advantage of it.
“…It is a chance for everyone to develop some skills that will prepare them for the future. It is very important that you participate and that you come every week and that you play a role in helping to develop yourself and your community”, Abrams said. She added that with maximum participation, the programme will be even more successful.
Senior in-charge of the Linden Library, Potoni Henry also encouraged parents to allow their children to participate in the programme.
“If you come out in your numbers we will put pressure on STEM. What they will have to do is supply us with the robots, supply us with kits and once the demand is there we know we are going to get the business community, the corporate [businesses] to get involved”, she noted.
Classes are being hosted on Saturdays and supervised by trained STEM facilitators.