Oil company, ExxonMobil Guyana, has decided to contribute to the advancement of STEM Education in Guyana. In a public announcement, the company shared that it “partnered with STEM Guyana to launch eight Reading and Robotics programmes across the country.”

In doing so, ExxonMobil Guyana 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 latest was at the Lethem Library, Region Nine, catering for children aged 8 to 14 years.

ExxonMobil Guyana said that it is eager to support such undertakings, which “we hope will result in the social and economic advancement of young people in Guyana.”

Minister of Public Affairs, Mrs. Dawn Hastings-Williams, yesterday, declared the Lethem Reading and Robotics Programme opem. The programme, which is sponsored by the Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Youth, the Ministry of Education and ExxonMobil in collaboration with STEM Guyana, saw participation from more than 70 community members including local leaders, parents, students and teachers.

Minister Hastings-Williams said that she was pleased that the town’s children were being given the opportunity to benefit from Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education and tech literacy.

“It gives me great satisfaction to witness how the hinterland children and youth of today are afforded more opportunities to develop their skills, abilities and competencies in STEM,” she said in her feature address at the launch.

The Minister also noted that the programme forms part of the wider Government policy to ensure that all of Guyana’s children have access to the education, knowledge and skills that they need to develop critical thinking-skills and to become innovative, productive citizens who can compete in this fast-paced technological age.


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