Sponsorship offers blockchain education and opportunities for underserved students
NASSAU, BAHAMAS – New Providence Ecology Park (NPEP) announced its sponsorship of the Bahamas Blockchain Business School, a virtual educational experience for students interested in emerging technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligence and the in-demand human skills of the 21st century.
NPEP Chairman Felix Stubbs said, “We are committed to helping the future innovators in the Bahamas build science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and are proud to present the Bahamas Blockchain Business School and the real opportunities support how they offer learning opportunities and progress in this area. “
Launched in 2019, the Bahamas Blockchain Business School brings virtual learning – webinars and e-learning courses – within reach for students in underserved communities. Event organizer Rhonda Eldridge stated that the organization aims to “bridge the widening digital divide that is inevitably affecting low-income families in the Bahamas and around the world.”
Today, the Bahamas Blockchain Business School launched in five countries – the Bahamas, the United States, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, and the Turks and Caicos Islands – and has donated more than 300 data-enabled devices to students and families in low-income communities.
The 2021 program, which runs from August 1 to 13, includes numerous digital events and workshops around four pillars:
- Plug-in for local programming academies in the participating countries.
- Future of work workshops.
- Blockchain Hodl – Online courses and interactive educational sessions.
- Three day conference on blockchain and other emerging and innovative technologies.
More than 150 students have registered for the Bahamas Blockchain Business School’s 2021 courses and events, which are accessible digitally in the five participating countries.