In the summer of 2019 at the Carlos Bravo School, the students learned how to design and program robots to turn, loop codes, and incorporate various sensors. We were fortunate to hear presentations from leading Nicaraguan engineers, company leaders, and organization heads. The students and teachers we trained began practicing six days a week in preparation for the national World Robot Olympiad held in mid September 2019. All their time and determination paid off as they earned 2nd place in a field of 80 teams!
In the summer of 2021, we returned to the Carlos Bravo School to provide a Mindstorms EV3 STEM-robotics program.
We completed our first international program in Nicaragua in June 2017. working closely with NicaPhoto, which serves families living in one of the poorest barrios in the country.
This was one of our most rewarding experiences! We were welcomed by students and teachers through music, dance, and taekwondo demonstrations. We had the opportunity to train five teachers and 20 young women between the ages of 10 to 13 years old. The students didn’t miss one day of training! In between our breaks, students had lunch with us, played soccer, and shared their Biointensive garden located at their new learning center, which at the time was under construction.
We continue to work closely with NicaPhoto with the implementation and extension of their robotics program and participation in the Nicaraguan World Robot Olympiad, a global robotics competition.
Students and teachers from NicaPhoto joined us during the summer of 2021 for a Mindstorms EV3 STEM-robotics course held in Granada.