On an island in Goa, an initiative led by techies, volunteers
and educationists is taking robotics to school students.

          Recently, the St Bartholomew's High School (Chorao)
          in partnership with Uzoorba Technologies LLP (also
          from Chorao), organised a three-day (9am-1pm @
          April 3-4-5, 2023) robotics camp.  It was attended
          by an estimated 170 students of 28 village schools
          mainly from the talukas of Tiswadi, Bicholim and

Chorao is a scenic island just outside of Panjim and the old
capital of Old Goa.

RoboSplash2023 was aimed at "sparking the minds of Grade 6-8
students on the exciting and productive possibilities through
modern technologies".  It aims at making them creators and
problem-solvers in a country requiring more of our youth to
pursue higher education and careers in STEM (Science,
Technology, Engineering and Maths) fields.

Interestingly some 21 students of two Chorao schools, trained
in robotics under Uzoorba’s Goa2Mars program during this
academic year, were made to teach and guide their peers from
these 28 schools during this camp.

          With emphasis on fun learning the camp featured a
          number of competitive games between the teams who
          used their respective robocars built at this camp.
          Each team were given the chance to take their Camp
          Kit -- comprising of the robocar, sensors and other
          electronic items -- back to their school to
          continue their journey into the world of robotics.

The event was supported by the Goa Government's IT
Department, and the Persistent Foundation, besides other
technology companies based in Goa like Buoyancy Consultants,
Tangentia, SparkPlus Technologies and Spintly.

This ambitious program was made possible through the generous
support from the Goa Minister of IT, Mr.  Rohan Khaunte and
the Persistent Foundation besides Technology companies of Goa

Vincent Toscano (Managing Partner, Uzoorba Technologies)
conceptualised and architected this camp.  He was also the
Lead Instructor for the entire camp program and was supported
by his Uzoorba team which worked to make this
mega-undertaking possible.

The camp concluded with exciting competitions like Robocar
Race and SumoWar being played between the teams who completed
their Robocars the fastest and accurately.

The video below shares the IT vision of Toscano:


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