Number of Fundesteam schools helped over time.
The National Foundation for the Development of STEAM was created after participating for the first time in the World Robotics Olympiad in Sochi, Russia in 2014. The Panamanian Delegation suffered a terrible defeat by ranking second to last in the standings table against more than 65 countries and 70,000 boys and girls. This experience caused FUNDESTEAM to be created in 2014 to structure projects focused on the implementation of STEM-STEAM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). Using methods such as project-based learning (ABP), challenges (ABR), Problems (ABP), Engineering Design, Design Thinking, and Gamification as tools we help the kids develop skills that are in high demand 21st century. All FUNDESTEAM projects are focused on the development of an educational quality in students and educators of public schools located in communities with high rates of violence and/or social threats. Thus, seek to promote social and economic development that benefits a comprehensive development of the country.
In November 2014, we sent our first team to the World Robotics Olympiad held in Sochi, Russia. A group of parents became the first to believe in Panama and our children, supporting the first two teams representing Panama participating in the World Robot Olympiad.2014
In September of 2015, we held the first National Robot Olympiad WRO Panama 2015, achieving the participation of 120 national teams. In this edition, children and youngsters from 7 to 18 years old competed, achieving the classification of 6 teams that went to represent us in the World Olympiad celebrated in the month of November in Qatar.2015
Our second National Robotics Olympiad was held at the City of Knowledge with the participation of more than 450 children distributed in three categories and 145 teams. Five teams classified of which 4 could travel to represent us at the World Robot Olympiad in New Delhi, India. We achieved an excellent participation by staying at number 32 worldwide of a total of more than 20 thousand teams.2016
For the first time the International Final of the World Robot Olympiad was held in America! In November we traveled to San José, Costa Rica for the WRO 20172017
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