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Oman Cables Industry launches ‘Kids in STEM’ initiative

by Madaline Dunn

Oman Cables Industry (OCI) has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Education in Oman to launch the annual ‘Kids in STEM’ initiative.

The initiative targets children aged 6 to 10 and comprises two core activities: Adopting a School and Building Talents in STEM.

Modules focus on robotics, renewable energy, and electrical engineering, through which children can learn how to program robots, design wind turbines and learn about electricity, conductors, insulators, and circuit building.

The initiative was developed under the SHE STEMS, a social development program that aims to prepare more Omani women for the nation’s Manufacturing and STEM sectors.

The MOU Signing was held in the presence of H.E. Prof. Abdullah Ambusaidi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education for Education.

Speaking about the initiative, Cinzia Farisè, CEO of Oman Cables Industry, said: “This initiative signifies the commencement of a transformative journey aimed at empowering the next generation with the essential skills and knowledge required to excel in an ever-evolving technological landscape. OCI is committed to playing a proactive role in propelling the nation towards a resilient and diverse economy by equipping and empowering Omani children. We are privileged to collaborate with the Ministry of Education in this noble endeavour.”

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