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  • The Caribbean Energy Information Systems (CEIS) has received a $170,000 donation from the National Commercial Bank (NCB) Foundation to expand its ‘Energy For Young Minds’ (EFYM) programme.
  • EFYM is an online resource tool for secondary-school students.
  • The CEIS, which is a department of the Scientific Research Council (SRC), is a regional energy network that spans 19 Caribbean countries.

The Caribbean Energy Information Systems (CEIS) has received a $170,000 donation from the National Commercial Bank (NCB) Foundation to expand its ‘Energy For Young Minds’ (EFYM) programme.

EFYM is an online resource tool for secondary-school students.

Team Leader for the CEIS, Curtis Deenah, said the funds will help in acquiring more content, populating the resource tool, promoting the programme, and developing additional resources for the students to use.

He was speaking to JIS News at the cheque handover ceremony held on August 10 at the SRC’s Hope Gardens office, St. Andrew.

Mr. Deenah explained that the EFYM helps to prepare students for Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) subjects that have an energy component.

These subjects include Physics, Chemistry, Integrated Science, Social Studies, Geography, Electrical Installations, and Environmental Studies.

It also provides content for School Based Assessments (SBAs), energy calculators, manuals, CSEC syllabi, games, puzzles and quizzes.

Mr. Deenah expressed gratitude to the NCB Foundation for the funds, and urged other entities to come forward and support the EFYM.

Branch Manager for NCB’s Matilda’s Corner location, Dave Wilson, who handed over the cheque, pledged increased support for the project, noting that part of the foundation’s mandate is to drive and support education.

The CEIS, which is a department of the Scientific Research Council (SRC), is a regional energy network that spans 19 Caribbean countries.

It coordinates the gathering and dissemination of energy information for these countries to guide policy decisions, create awareness as it relates to the sustainable use of energy, and to stimulate conservation.