NXplorers in Action

NXplorers is a movement for positive change. These stories show the difference we're making.

August 2020

Singapore

SINGAPORE TEAM SHOW RESILIENCE IN LOCKDOWN

Shell Singapore launched its annual STEM Competition in January 2020, asking students to develop and present sustainable solutions to food, water and energy challenges. Shortly after the competition launched, the Covid-19 pandemic reached Singapore and face-to-face delivery with students had to stop.
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THE MOVING PARTS OF #MYGEEKMOVEMENT

#MyGeekMovement began in 2017, and the Shell Malaysia team incorporated the NXplorers programme in 2019. Earlier this year, the team had just finished delivering workshops and were about to organise the final event when the pandemic hit, so, the decision was made to move the final event online. Rather than have students pitch their final projects in a live event as planned, the delivery team tasked students to present their pitches through a 5 minute video. Find out how students adapted to their new challenge.
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India

NXPLORERS PREVAILS THROUGH LOCKDOWN

Like many places around the world, India’s schools and colleges remain closed. With rapid increases in COVID-19 cases, these closures may be longer than expected. And while many schools are embracing virtual learning, others are faced with major barriers including a lack of access to internet and technology. Our NXplorers facilitators face these same barriers, but amongst the challenges, there have been a number of notable successes.
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Upcoming news and events

EGYPT: SUCCESSFUL DELIVERY OF VIRTUAL LEARNING

After a successful pilot delivering NXplorers virtually to 130 university students, the team in Egypt plans to continue to deliver the programme in a blended format until the end of 2021. Currently the team is capturing insights from this pilot to improve their next set of workshops.

PHILIPPINES: STUDENTS GEARED UP TO JOIN NXPLORERS

The NXplorers Philippines team is gearing up to deliver a virtual NXplorers to engineering students starting end of August. The students will learn about NXthinking and NXtools as they prepare to participate in the upcoming Shell EcoMarathon Pitch the Future event later this year.

INDIA: NXPLORERS MOVES ONLINE

In India, the 2020-2021 school programme will start with online delivery. From August, students in India are joining online NXplorers workshops and classes, led by our experienced facilitators from LLF. F2F classes will commence as schools start to open later in the year. From September, students from higher education institutes in India will be invited to participate in the newly available NXplorers self-learning online course, which will be followed by an Idea Competition for the participating students.

FIRST VIRTUAL TRAIN-THE-TRAINER IN UAE

The impact of COVID-19 has meant that for the first time, training of new facilitators for NXplorers has been conducted online. Our newly trained group of NXplorers facilitators from Injaz, will deliver Shell NXplorers to youth in schools in United Arab Emirates from the 2020-2021 academic year.

NXPLORERS KNOWLEDGE BUILDER SERIES

Would you like to know more about NXplorers tools and deepen your understanding of the NXplorers content? If so, please join our series of bi-weekly webcasts via this registration. Next sessions which will take place 20th of August, 3rd and 17th of September where we will dive into the CREATE and CHANGE phase of NXplorers.