PCS Edventures! Announces Saudi Arabia Program Expansion Al Riyadh School Relationship Expands for 2010-11 School Year
BOISE, Idaho, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: PCSV) today announced additional orders for robotics, engineering, and technological literacy programs from the Al Riyadh School, a leading private school in Saudi Arabia that has partnered with PCS for several years. Materials required for the program expansion will begin shipping shortly, and Al Riyadh School students will commence studies in October.
PCS programs previously implemented in 2008 and 2009 at the Al Riyadh private school have been very successful, according to feedback from school staff and administrators, along with a report from the national gifted and talented organization that evaluated technology programs within the school. PCS implemented electronics training programs for 12th grade students in 2008, then added programs in technology and robotics at the 4th and 7th grade levels in 2009. This year, additional programs for grades 1-3 and 5 will be added to the curriculum. In addition, the electronics and technology programs will now be implemented at the girls' campus.
According to Dr. Mohammed Yasser Refai, Managing Director of PCS Middle East, "The PCS programs have been very effective within the Al Riyadh School, and our partnership has resulted in some highly positive research, along with proof of the results that can be expected from PCS programs. Our goal is to expand these proven programs into the gifted and talented schools nationwide, based on these favorable results, and ultimately to all schools within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia."
PCS has established numerous programs in Saudi Arabia over the past five years, including primary, intermediate, and high school programs in Jeddah and Riyadh, and has conducted teacher training activities and managed robotics competition events to promote STEM education initiatives. Students from the Al Riyadh School and King Saud University recently competed in the PCS Robotics Invitational, an exciting hands-on competition that develops 21st century thinking skills while teaching science, technology, engineering, and mathematics principles.
"This latest expansion signifies that our programs are accepted, effective, and ready for the Saudi Arabian education system," said Robert Grover, President, COO, and CTO of PCS Edventures!. "This latest order for $20,000 increases the single-site, Al Riyadh School installation to approximately $60,000 in implemented PCS programs over three years. We believe this represents the market potential of PCS programs, on a per-school basis, in the Saudi Arabian school system and feel we are well positioned to pursue these opportunities."
About PCS Edventures!
PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. (PCS) designs and delivers educational products and services to the K-16 market that develop contemporary skills for the 21st Century, including critical thinking, problem solving, innovation, creativity, and communications. PCS programs emphasize hands-on experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and have been deployed at over 6,500 sites in all 50 United States and 17 foreign countries. Additional information is available on the Internet at www.edventures.com.
Global Techniques is an unaffiliated Egyptian Company that is PCS' Middle Eastern distributor doing business as PCS Middle East.
PCS Edventures! is headquartered in Boise, Idaho, and its common stock is listed on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol "PCSV".
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