What is CYSF?
The Caribbean Youth Science Forum (CYSF) is a regional event that brings together lower sixth form science students from all over the Caribbean for a full week of educational, social and cultural activities. It is the longest standing non-formal science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programme for nurturing the next generation of scientists and engineers in the region.
Launched in 1999 with 124 students from 12 countries, CYSF has positively influenced over 2500 students and continues to grow and engage students in an intensive residential week of activities. It is geared towards inspiring and mentoring young people towards advanced studies and careers in science, technology and innovation (STI), and fostering a deeper understanding of the critical role of STI in society. The week-long program offers an invaluable opportunity for students to increase their knowledge, broaden their horizons, and develop a strong sense of regional identity as they engage with top professionals in diverse fields, as well as their peers from other countries.
CYSF offers a first rate science education experience in a non-formal but stimulating environment. It provides the right mix of social and cultural activities making this a top annual "summer holiday destination" for our Caribbean and Latin American students.
The Caribbean Youth Science Forum is aimed at developing the next generation of science and technology professionals from the region whose knowledge and skills contribute to the improvement of society. It provides a platform for lower sixth form science students to:
- Deepen their understanding of the role of STI in society.
- Discuss and analyse important issues in STI relevant to Caribbean development.
- Develop skills in leadership, communication and teamwork.
- Develop their creative and critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Build their knowledge of careers in STI.
Meet our sponsors
About the Massy Foundation
The Massy Foundation is the Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropic arm of the Massy Group. It was established in Trinidad and Tobago in 1979, and funded by the contributions of the local subsidiaries.
The Massy Foundation is committed to social and national development through poverty alleviation, youth development, and skills training, as well as the advancement of education, religion, arts and culture, the environment, and other key areas. Applications for funding are therefore measured against these criteria. In addition to disbursing one-off payments as well as annual subventions to a cadre of NGOs and charitable organizations at the start of each financial year, the Foundation also offers undergraduate scholarships to the children of Massy employees. Throughout the year, the Foundation contributes to special social projects, and has funded the Boys to Men: Rites of Passage Programme for the past 12 years.
The Foundation’s Board members are: Gaston Aguilera (Chairman), Angela Hamel-Smith, David O’Brien, Gregory Sloane-Seale, Hugh Henderson, Sandra Welch-Farrell, Keith De Freitas, Phillip Hamel-Smith and Earl Boodasingh, all of whom are ably supported by the Foundation’s Secretary, Gem Rowe, and Manager, Adele Rose.
The Foundation could not have experienced the longevity and success that it enjoys today without the continued support of the Group, its strength and versatility, its patriotic roots, its employee diversity and its empowered leadership. In 2015, the Massy Foundation was also officially established in Barbados.
About Atlantic LNG
Atlantic is one of the world’s largest producers of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). The company is based in the twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago and operates and manages a natural gas liquefaction facility located at Point Fortin in South Trinidad. Atlantic loads over 250 cargoes of LNG per annum, which is shipped by its customers to over 20 destinations around the world including Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, the Dominican Republic, Argentina, India, Korea and Japan. Atlantic also produces natural gas liquids (NGLs) which are sold locally. Trinidad and Tobago is the sixth largest LNG exporter in the world. In April 2015, Royal Dutch Shell announced its acquisition of the BG Group. This deal includes BG’s LNG assets/shareholdings in Atlantic. Shell has become the largest stakeholder in Atlantic.