DreamOval Foundation Launches Ghana Science and Tech Explorer Challenge

The Ghana Science and Tech Explorer Prize (GSTEP) Challenge was formally launched on Tuesday, 14th June 2022 in Greater Accra at a bright function. The occasion occurred at the GNAT Hall, Accra with the participation of various dignitaries, including authorities from the Ghana Education Service (GES), heads of Junior High Schools, local and region Directors of Education, STEM, and ICT Coordinators. Additionally, individuals from the GSTEP consortium, to be specific MEST Africa, Nesta Challenges, Foundervine, and Dext Technology, public facilitators of STIMEs, municipal and district coordinators of STIMIEs, STEM facilitators, and a few chosen schools.

Ghana Science and Tech Explorer Challenge launched by DreamOval Foundation, collaborates with Ms. Constance Agyeman, from the UK innovation establishment Nesta Challenges, gave an outline of GSTEP, featuring the Challenge and its significance in forming the mentality of the adolescent towards entrepreneurialism and useful schooling, while imparting confidence in them from the beginning. She referenced that STEM training is at the very front of schooling overall and it is essential to coordinate this into our schooling system to stay relevant in a quick world.

Ms. Aygeman said that the program aims to boost and motivate the up-and-coming individuals; leaders and teachers by giving them the ability to settle issues in their localities. She expressed her appreciation to the Ministry of Education and Ghana Education Service for their massive help up to this point.

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Mr. Siddhartha Jha from Fondation Botnar, the lead founder of the GSTEP Challenge, joined the launch online through Zoom and talked about how energized they are about the program. He expressed that STEM training further develops the critical thinking mentality of an individual and is fundamental in the fast mechanical progression in which we live at this point.

Siddhartha trusts the GSTEP Challenge exercises give the members a fun learning time and the essential digital and communication abilities to shape them into the business gurus and business visionaries representing the future.

The Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Adutwum, who couldn’t go to the launch personally, made an impression on the crowd, endorsing the GSTEP Challenge. In his discourse, he expressed the significance of STEM schooling in developing training, expressing it as “the future of the world and in Ghana.”

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The Minister expressed that the Challenge is in accordance with the Government’s arrangement to guarantee that STEM training is made central in all learning organizations, thus the government’s obligation to build STEM schools and centers in the country.

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He commended DreamOval Foundation and partners for this initiative and expects it to urge youthful students to partake in the Challenge.

The address was conveyed by Madam Monica Ankrah, the Greater Regional Director of Education, who addressed the Director-General of Ghana Education Service, Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa. In her address, she praised DreamOval Foundation for finding a way to assist with connecting the STEM skills gap in the schooling area.

She expressed that STEM schooling has turned into a need, and consequently the GSTEP Challenge will assist with teaching the youth and the overall population about the significance of STEM training. Besides, she urged the youth to partake in the Challenge as it will set them up for what lies ahead from here on out and emphatically influence our country.

Head of Digital Innovations at Fidelity Bank Ghana, Mr. Kwame Aduansere, added his voice to compliment the consortium for this excellent initiative. He referenced that spanning the skills gap with STEM training is the way forward for Ghana as a country.

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He referenced that the world is changing at a high speed and that STEM schooling is fundamental if we have any desire to be essential for the developed countries.

Naomi Whitbourn, from Nesta Challenges, took the crowd through how to submit entries for the challenge. All the data required can be found on www.gstep.org.gh under the Challenge entryway. She expressed that the cutoff time for submission is 4th August 2022. All entries are to be done online on the GSTEP site.

GSTEP is an initiative being funded by Fondation Botnar, a Swiss humanitarian establishment attempting to work on the wellbeing and prosperity of youngsters living in urban communities all over the planet. Upholding for the consideration of youth voices and the utilization of AI and computerized innovation. More data can be tracked down on their site: www.fondationbotnar.org.

The program is also supported in Ghana to propel the course of reasonable advancement across the two regions. These key establishments are Fidelity Bank, Stanbic Bank, Multimedia Group, and Graphic Communications Group. For more data about the program, kindly visit the GSTEP Challenge website: www.gstep.org.gh.

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