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Young Scientists Kenya National Science and Technology Exhibition kicks off at KICC

Livia Ombuna and Ann Naisoi of Laiser Hill girls high school in Rongai demonstrate how they make bio degradable bags from cassava starch during the Young Scientists of Kenya national exhibition, held at KICC Nairobi today.

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Young Scientists Kenya National Science and Technology Exhibition kicks off at KICC


The inaugural Young Scientists Kenya (YSK) National Science and Technology Exhibition, has kicked off today at the KICC. Over 160 secondary school students are participating in the event, with 92 projects submitted in the country’s first Science and Technology exhibition.

Young Scientists Kenya is a unique platform for young people to demonstrate their innovation and showcase their scientific talents.  In partnership with the Ministry of Education, the Embassy of Ireland and BLAZE by Safaricom among others, the programme was launched in July 2017 and is currently in its pilot phase, which has seen it work with 80 schools in 10 counties in Kenya.

His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta officiated the opening ceremony of the science fair that will end on Friday.  The president emphasized that the future of the country depends on the young innovators who are on their way to finding new solutions for Kenya’s pressing needs.

“The Young Scientists Kenya is a platform that I personally would like to see grow to become a truly national event involving more of our youth from across the entire country. I have told the YSK board that we will roll out nationally over the next two years so that every county will be invited to participate in this event.”

The students are showcasing projects in four broad categories at the exhibition: Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences; Ecological and Biological Sciences; Technology, and Social and Behavioral Sciences, under this year’s theme: Making STEM Education Accessible to All.

Approximately 5,000 guests from the public and private sectors, academia, and the international community are attending the exhibition. 

The award ceremony will be held on 6th July, with the winners walking away with fully paid trips to Ireland to visit the Irish chapter of the Young Scientists initiative.

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