Shell NXplorers is a proven, innovative education program for young people aged 10 to 19. The program introduces the complex and creative thinking skills needed to become positive agents in the process of change and equips young people with the tools they need to apply them. Young people have the capability to create positive movements for change. They can learn how to address the complex challenges faced by the world and to do something about them.

NXplorers shows them how. Focused on the Food - Water - Energy Nexus, the program aims to build awareness, develop knowledge and provide thinking tools and complex problem solving skills to the leaders of the future.


  • The ability to solve complex problems is the number one skill that future employees need, according to research carried out by the World Economic Forum, 2016.
  • NXplorers gives young people the tools and strategies they need to understand complexity and to recognize how they can shape and create change.

NXplorers history and future plans


In 2018, Oman Shell in close collaboration with MoE and Engineering Village, introduced Shell Nxplorers, a global Shell STEM program, in schools across the country as part of ‘Solar into Schools’, Shell Oman’s 5th GTTN initiative.

This educational program is designed to raise awareness about the Sultanate’s energy transition among school children and to inspire them to think innovatively about future energies.

  • Nxplorers for Juniors targeting Students aged 10-12 years
  • Nxplorers for Seniors to equips students aged 13 – 17 with the skills to solve complex challenges and develop their STEM habits of mind.
  • Nxplorers Professional, offering for higher education students and young professionals to develop their detailed NXthinking skills to broaden their skillset.