The APNU+AFC administration seems to be on a dedicated mission to boost the advancement of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). This past week, President David Granger handed over a cheque of $1M to the New Amsterdam Multilateral School, and yesterday saw Minister within the Ministry of Communities, Annette Ferguson doing similar. Ferguson handed over a cheque of identical sum to the STEM Guyana team. The team will be representing the country at this year’s ‘First Global Robotics’ competition in Dubai.

In 2017, STEM Guyana participated in the First Global Challenge in Washington, D.C and placed 10th out of 164 participating countries. Held in Mexico last year, the Guyana team also came out successful. Already, the team has indicated its commitment to returning home triumphant. 

The event, which begins on October 24 and continues until the 27, will see 10 Guyanese, ages 15-18 representing the nation.  “This year hopefully, we are looking forward to getting good result whereby we can be in the top five,” said team member Paul Glasgow, during an interview with the Department of Public Information. 

After handing over the cheque, Minister Ferguson reiterated government’s commitment to investing in the nation’s young people, citing that the administration has already invested heavily in the education of Guyanese. The promotion of youth initiatives is important to government, she said, as it believes this could only transform the social economic and political landscape of the nation.




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