City: Central Mandeville
We brought our program to Jamaica during the summer of 2019 by partnering with the Mandeville Primary School, a public school serving 1,600 students and their families in Central Mandeville and the surrounding communities. We focused our program on girls in 4th and 5th grades.
We arrived to Mandeville, Jamaica, with 20 laptops and over 7,000 pieces of robotics equipment. The days were filled with design and programming challenges, amazing presentations about Jamaican women in the STEM field. For the final robotics challenge, the girls competed in a fun SumoBot competition in front of the school community. During the final ceremony and on national TV, the principal, Mr. Salmon, pledged to dedicate a new room at the school for the robotics program!
We continue working closely with The Mandeville School and the implementation and extension of our robotics program.