STEM Takes Centre Stage As Innovate Ghana Host Challenge

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In pursuit of solving development challenges at community level, Innovate Ghana, a group that believes in the young Ghanaians is set for the 2018 edition of Innovate Ghana Challenge which has been captioned: Innovate Ghana High School Challenge (IGHSC)!!

The Innovate Ghana challenge which was formally centered on student from tertiary institutions, started in 2013 and is in its fifth year. The 2016 edition saw the inclusion of High School student’s participation for the first time since inception.

These Students pooled from a number of high schools across Ghana focused on solutions for community development – keeping in mind the three principles of IDEATE – CREATE – DEVELOP.

“Concepts included programs for senior citizens, literacy, health products, energy, and others Farm Tools Challenge Concepts included on 4 key products to drive agricultural innovation – irrigation, solar drying, seed planters and urban farms using soilless media,” the outfit noted in a release.

The 2018 IGHSC has been scheduled to takes place in July – August centering on students in Ghana’s Senior High Schools, who are expected for 2 weeks at the Innovation Camp.

About the team

Innovate Ghana is youth driven initiative that involves an annual competition, where Ghanaian students can apply their existing knowledge to development problems of today.

The team leverage on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) as key areas of study using contemporary technology to solve community challenges.

Thus far, various successes have been achieved including: the empowerment of over 130 students with skills in design, manufacturing and business. Also seven students have been placed in employment opportunities and there are a total of 35 innovative ideas of which two solutions are currently being developed.