The Robotics4kids program in partner schools aims to help schools achieve a more inclusive digital skill development. This initiative focuses on the younger generation especially during their formative years bearing in mind where the sphere of work in the future is headed.
Building capacity in the area of tech is the goal, to have students who are innovative and can compete at global levels confidently – this we aim to achieve by giving them a solid foundational tech education/ exposure.
Here are highlights of some of the activities our program covers in schools:
COMPUTER CODING / PROGRAMMING
The need for coding knowledge has become prominent, in our day to day activities we are on digital devices running applications that help get our tasks done, the ease and efficiency this provides are credited to coding. Coding provides a platform for the students to bring to life their ideas, give form to their creativity and acquire knowledge to help build tech of the future.
They explore Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning as these niches are continuously expanding. They begin with off-screen coding robots, then coding with block programming languages like Scratch, mBlock, PictoBlox, and to advanced languages like Python while using educational robots/ boards like:
1. KUBO Coding Robots
3. Codey Rocky
4. MBot Ranger
5. Arduino Uno
HANDS ON STEM KITS:
These open new worlds to the students especially the very young ones, they get to see in the basic form and replicate the workings of these acclaimed machine and devices, while learning about the entire projects they were/ are deployed for. Some of the kits include:
1. Space Exploration/Robot Kits
2. Power Machinery Kits
3. Virtual Reality (VR) Kits
4. Electronic Circuit Box
The STEM experiments provide an avenue to explore other fields/concepts to gain in-depth knowledge about them, understand their challenges as well as their successes, in order to find ways to contribute to solving the challenges.
Some instances include DNA experiment – Biology, Friction/ Motion – Physics, Motion and electrical energy – Robotics and so on.
These activities do more than just impact their technical know how, they teach problem-solving by means of critical thinking, foster ingenuity and creativity, and encourage resilience, all for a holistic education. These are why we believe it is of greater good to infuse STEM learning in every school’s curriculum.