The Ministry of Education has pledged a total of $6M to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Guyana project. The first instalment of $636,000 was today handed over to First Lady, Sandra Granger by Education Minister Nicolette Henry.
In a statement from the Ministry of the Presidency, it was noted that the sum will assist in purchasing the Robotics kit for the team as they prepare to compete in the First Global Robotics Championship set for Mexico from August 16-18, 2018.
Minister Henry has offered her support the team and extended her best wishes for the team’s success.
Meanwhile, the First Lady said that the Ministry’s support opens doors for the STEM team.
“It is… through you… that our young people are gearing up for Mexico… The kids have now started looking at the competition robot and I know that they will iron out the kinks by the time [of] the month of [August],” she said according to the statement.
Team Mentor, Ms. Farnaz Baksh thanked both Minister Henry and Mrs. Granger for their support.
This is the second year that STEM Guyana has received support from the Ministry of Education, which provided funds for the team’s participation in last year’s Robotics Olympics competition in Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America.