About the Programme

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Overview

The Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF), Sagicor Life Inc (Sagicor) and the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) believe that, through greater community involvement, we can live more sustainably and build a better future.

To create more Sustainable Communities we’ll need greater local knowledge of our limited natural resources, and the impacts of climate change on our food, health, energy, and water security. Innovation in science and technology must play a critical role in overcoming these challenges.

The Visionaries Challenge encourages secondary and high school students to develop effective, innovative and sustainable solutions to the challenges facing them. Entries are first evaluated and judged at the national level in each of the Challenge Countries, with the winning school in each country moving on to the regional competition. Representatives of national school winners and their respective teachers will also participate in a 7-day, all-expenses STEM Ambassador Programme to Florida.

Our contestants come from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Guyana, St. Lucia, Tampa (Hillsborough County) and Trinidad & Tobago.

Challenge Goals

  • Boost institutional capacity in STEM in secondary and high schools in the Challenge Countries.
  • Ignite interest among youth in the Challenge Countries for innovation in STEM to help build and integrate sustainable communities.
  • Integrate knowledge gained from formal and informal education to enable tomorrow’s leaders to build more sustainable communities.