RHAND Credit Union teams up with MAD Science Inc!
Approximately 300 children in Trinidad, all under the age of 12, benefitted from a life-changing experience, when MAD Science Inc. (Eastern Caribbean) demonstrated various types of scientific experiments that can be used in applying low and high pressure. Using the same principles of low and high pressure, the kids also obtained a basic knowledge and understanding in both theoretical and practical terms, on how birds and aeroplanes are able to fly. The MAD Science concept is aimed at transforming science laboratory science into fun and interactive learning for children from 5 to 12 years.
One very active participant, 12-year old Giovanni Tarquini, a student of Queen’s Royal College and aspiring Engineer, described his experience as educational and exciting. “There were lots of experiments that taught us about flight, low pressure and high pressure; we were also shown how to create smoke vortices.”
According to Emmanuel Walker, Vice-President, RHAND Credit Union, “today’s event is the springboard and platform upon which RHAND proposes to peak the interest of youths in becoming part of the Credit Union Movement; this is the beginning of the youth evolution in credit unionism.”
He added “As a continuity of this project, RHAND, in collaboration with MAD Science Inc. will be hosting three (3) workshops – the first is ‘Black and Blue Ocean‘ which would demonstrate to participants how to treat with oil spills; the second is ‘MineralMania‘ which would focus on Geology and the third will focus on Electricity.”
CEO of MAD Science Inc. (Eastern Caribbean), Roger Moore who created lots of hype and excitement amongst the participants through his many experiments stated “Trinidad and Tobago is the first of the Eastern Caribbean countries to come on board with this particular event, and he was thankful for the confidence and foresight displayed by RHAND in collaborating on this project. Our strategic alliance with RHAND Credit Union is indicative of the interest which the organization has in developing youths in a holistic yet practical way. Children learn by doing things through practical and simulated methods, and today’s event is testimony of this.“