NXplorers is a movement for positive change. These stories show the difference we're making.
April 2020 copy
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.
#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.
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.