- 16 July 2022
- Posted by: cris
- Category: Partners
CamCare is a UK charity established to promote equality, diversity and public growth throughout assortment of activities to foster understanding between people from diverse backgrounds and to advance the education of the public by providing opportunities to learn, participate and improve public access to expertise.
Values that underpin our work:
– To help and support young people develop skills and capabilities to become leaders of tomorrow.
– To make a difference in the community that aims to improve life for local people and neighbourhoods as well as beyond.
– To engage young people positively in the community, valuing diversity and promoting equal opportunity.
– To remove social isolation and discrimination by removing generation barriers and provide support to elderly and minorities.
CamCare UK is a registered charity in the UK established in 2015 (charity number 1177486 (2018)) with the objective to promote community wellbeing including science outreach and
innovative STEM education. The organisation runs the annual Science Festival and has started the Cambourne Electronics and Robotics Club (CERC) since November 2017 which
runs electronics and robotics sessions throughout the year.
CERC provides children aged 7-14 years a structured and enjoyable experience of working with electronics, robotics and computational languages to help nurture their understanding
of STEM. CERC started with a mission to empower today’s youth with 21st-century technical skills to become tomorrow’s innovators. The curriculum for the Cambourne Electroinics
and Robotics Club is designed by professionals and academics that not only builds the technical skills of the children but also gives emphasis on critical thinking, logical reasoning,
teamwork, and communication.
The impact of these activities have seen students participating in the FirstLEGO competitions (Cambridgeshire champions 2019 & 2020), PiWars 2019 & 2020 competitions (second
position in 2019), Micro:bit Global competition, ESA AstroPi Missions, speaker at PiWars conference, Bett show at London Excel, volunteer for local events, participate in the
Cambourne Science Festival, element 14 summer coding challenges, train the scouts and be an active young STEM ambassadors. The club also provides a platform for 14-18 years
students to volunteer for the Duke of Edinburgh project coaching younger.
CERC is recognized by the South Cambridgeshire District Council, Cambourne Town Council and local business entities in the UK as an important contributor to. CERC has been
awarded the Best Youth Initiative 2018 by the local government authority and the British Council in France has adapted the curriculum for CERC to provide training in schools in
CamCare UK founder is a passionate STEM ambassador, Dr Shrobona Bhattacharya who formed a charity with six well qualified unpaid board members and more than 20 volunteers.
CamCare UK encourages gender, racial, educational equality by organizing activities and events locally and globally. A local annual Science Festival where more than 70 children
demonstrate home-made projects and promote STEM is attended by more than 500 people. CamCareUK also runs bi-weekly Cambourne Electronics and Robotics club where
children learn STEM skills through several workshops like robotics, artificial intelligence, 3D printing, lean management and IoT held by the club leader and invited experts in the field.