Young Kenya scientists to set industry ablaze

hannon Auma (R) Lydia Wanjiru from Pangani Girls High School, Charles Wanjohi, Head of Consumer Segments at Safaricom (L), Dr. Manu Chandaria (2ND L) and Robert Masese, acting Director General Basic Education (C) during the launch of Young Scientists at CEMASTEA centre sponsored by Blaze and Irish Aid.

Shannon Auma (R) Lydia Wanjiru from Pangani Girls High School, Charles Wanjohi, Head of Consumer Segments at Safaricom (L), Dr. Manu Chandaria (2ND L) and Robert Masese, acting Director General Basic Education (C) during the launch of Young Scientists at CEMASTEA centre sponsored by Blaze and Irish Aid.

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya

NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – KENYA has launched a platform for young people across the East African country to demonstrate and showcase their scientific talents.
 Young Scientist Kenya (YSK) is a collaboration with the Embassy of Ireland and BLAZE, the youth platform by mobile network operators, Safaricom.
 BLAZE will offer YSK support to mobilise and enroll students in Kenya for the pilot phase to be held in ten counties over the next year before it is rolled out as a national programme.
 The youth product by Safaricom already has mentorship and boot camp programmes across the country.
 “This platform will help us achieve BLAZE’s drive to inspire youth in following their passions and also change the perception among our young people that science, technology, engineering and maths are tough,” said Charles Kare, Head of Segments at Safaricom.
 Dr Fred Matiang’i, Cabinet Secretary for Education, is excited at the new initiative.
 “Helping students to excel in science will directly impact on Kenya’s social and economic development. It will ultimately help young people to improve their skills, get jobs and contribute to achieving Vision 2030 targets,” said Matiang’i.
 The Ministry of Education has for the last 53 years coordinated the Secondary Schools Science Congress, now known as the Kenya Science and Engineering Fair (KSEF) as the only science co-curriculum activity for Kenyan schools in the country.
 YSK will advance the learning of science in secondary schools by providing key links between secondary schools and tertiary level institutions.
 Dr Vincent O’Neill, Irish Ambassador to Kenya, said in his country, such initiatives had hugely contributed to the uptake of science in secondary schools and the quality of its teaching.
 “I have no doubt that similar benefits will occur in Kenya as a result of the launch of YSK. Ireland remains committed to supporting this initiative to ensure its success,” said O’Neill. – CAJ News

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