YSK (the Younger Scientists Kenya) in partnership with Kenya’s Ministry of Training, the Embassy of Eire, and Safaricom’s BLAZE, has kicked off the annual Nationwide Science and Know-how Exhibition for Secondary College college students. Will probably be a four-day occasion.
The President formally opened the exhibition which can showcase 111 entires by 214 college students from 30 counties. This will probably be finished by way of YSK’s on-line platform www.yskexhibition.co.ke/register.
It’s the fruits of a web-based adaptation of YSK’s outreach and mentorship programme that has reached over 100,000 college students from all 47 counties since 2018.
“The theme of this yr’s exhibition is ‘Securing Our Future with STEM,’ as we’ve got put vital effort into inclusivity and making certain that nobody is left behind. We’re happy with the variety of the tasks acquired from throughout the nation, and I sit up for an thrilling digital exhibition that can showcase the expertise and creativity of Kenya’s budding scientists,” stated Loise Kinyanjui, YSK Govt Director.
The exhibition, which closes on Friday 8th October, will see total winners take residence KES 50,000 every, with runners up taking residence KES 40,000 and smartphones from Safaricom.
The general winners will even obtain scholarships at Strathmore College.
4 class awards will even be up for grabs, with successful college students set to obtain KES 30,000 every, whereas the primary and second runners up will obtain KES 20,000 and KES 10,000 respectively. The classes are: Chemical, Bodily and Mathematical Sciences; Know-how; Organic and Ecological Sciences; and Social and Behavioral Sciences.
BLAZE by Safaricom has offered a KES 9 million sponsorship as well as KES 750,000 worth of airtime towards the event. BLAZE will even award the general winners with smartphones, whereas college students in second and third positions will every obtain headphones.