Caribbean STEM Coaching Club

A joint venture project between CADSTI-UK, Future Think and BFUWI.

Raising STEM achievement levels of Caribbean students in the UK.

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Who We Are

STEM is critical to opening doors to well paid jobs in our fast changing, technologically advanced, 21st century world. That is why three Caribbean led organizations – The CADSTI-UK, Future Think and The BFUWI – have joined forces to provide FREE STEM coaching for students aged 11 to 15 of Caribbean heritage.

What We Do

We want our students to excel in exams, but our ambitions are far greater. We:
1. Encourage a deep understanding of STEM concepts to provide a strong foundation for advanced studies and careers in STEM.
2. Actively seek to ignite a passion for STEM, and build the emotional resilience, motivation and confidence needed to succeed.
3. Encourage students to be independent, collaborative, life long learners.

In light of the holistic nature of our programmes, and of safeguarding considerations, we work extensively with and through parents.

We are not a school or a tutoring service, and we do not follow a set curriculum. We strategically target and strengthen areas of weakness, including STEM concepts, study habits, revision strategies and exam techniques.

We draw on the expertise of STEM specialist teachers and a qualified and experienced parenting educator to inform, shape and deliver our coaching programmes. Our coaches are high achieving STEM professionals and university students who share their own professional and/or academic experiences with the students, and help them to master difficult concepts. At the same time, we believe that we are all on a learning journey together. Everyone has valuable insights and expertise, and we encourage all Club members – coaches, parents and students – to connect, share and solve problems together in our meet ups, on our Facebook page and otherwise.

We work in line with Data Protection and Safeguarding policies.

Fundraising

Sponsors, supporters, Club members (both parents and children), specialist STEM teachers and many  high achieving professionals  have given generously to the Club in both cash and kind these past four years. We are very grateful. 
 
To date, we have not focused significantly on fundraising since the cash needs of the Club were relatively modest.  The professional expertise and premises provided for free by our sponsors and supporters mattered far more.  
 
In cash terms, we raised £1,777 over the past four years. However, we now need to focus on raising more funds. The reason is, our operating model has changed in 2019/2020 to include one-to-one online Maths coaching by highly regarded specialist Maths teachers based in Trinidad.  So we now need £2,800 to cover our operating costs for 2019/2020. 
 
We take accountability and transparency seriously.  Please see below our financial control procedures and our financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2018 and 30 June 2019. 
 

Weʼve raised £900 to Fund projects aimed at raising interest and achievement levels in Science, technology, Engineering and Maths in the Caribbean communities.
Rennae’s Kick-Up Challenge raised £580
The 2017/18 Caribbean STEM Coaching Club raised £250

Rawle Parris Marathon Run £670

Register using the forms below

Student registration

Mentor/Coach registration

Please see our:

operating guidelines

finance procedures

2018 & 2019 accounts