What is it?
NXplorers is an innovative educational programme to equip young people with the tools and methodology to tackle complex and interconnected problems. This new way of thinking allows students to focus on the Food-Water-Energy nexus in their local context (Trinidad and Tobago).
The programme aims to build awareness, provide system thinking tools and crucial problem-solving skills to the leaders of tomorrow. These tools are also useful in helping students in other aspects of their school and personal lives. Students from all forms are empowered to become positive agents of change in their schools and communities.
NIHERST, the country delivery partner for Shell Trinidad and Tobago Limited (STTL) is contracted to successfully execute this programme. The programme will be conducted in two cycles per year with NIHERST facilitators engaging new batches of students every cycle. Cycle one was successful completed in May 2021. Cycle 2 will commence in September 2021.
This sustainable approach increases coverage and impact as more students are offered the opportunity to develop 21st-century skills. By developing these skills students will be able to think beyond the present and expose their minds to complex challenges that require real-world solutions.
Registration is open to all tertiary institutions within Trinidad and Tobago and select secondary schools.