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Sahara Foundation Unveils Africa’s Next Generation Disruptors And Innovators

The Sahara Group Foundation has hosted the second edition of the Sahara STEAMers programme to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to create innovative solutions that address problems across various sectors.

The National Demo Day competition, according to the organisers, is to nurture and create Africa’s next-generation leaders and social innovators.

The Sahara STEAMers programme, an afterschool initiative in partnership with STEMCafe, was created in
2022 to foster innovation, creativity, and excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) education among secondary school students in Africa.

This year’s edition gave the participants the opportunity to present innovative solutions to a panel of judges.

Captivated by the students’ dedication to making a tangible impact on their communities, the Director of Sahara Group Foundation, Ejiro Gray, expressed immense pride in all the participating teams, stating that: “The 2023 Sahara STEAMers programme showcased the intelligence, creativity, and passion of the students, many of whom were experiencing their first exposure to technology and the practical applications of STEM learning in addressing real-life problems and inventing innovative solutions.

Gray congratulated all participants, urging them to continue to seize opportunities to hone the skills they have acquired from the programme, and use them to drive positive change in the society.

The judges commended the students for their confidence and ability todevelop viable solutions.

The Team TechRats from Oshodi High School, with a sustainable Automatic Wheelchair solution that addresses aged people mobility was adjudged the best team. Team Young Genius from Oshodi High School with the innovative Domestic Drainage System came second while Team Spark from Igbobi Boys College with Home Power Management System solution was declared third.

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