PROMOTION OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SCHOOLS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
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Go to Changeshop: PROMOTION OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SCHOOLS.
Kenya recognises the place of Science and Technology in development yet allocates less than 5% GDP to the sector. Many innovations are made yet few reach public domain for adoption and utilization.
This year the annual Secondary Schools Science and Technology Congress celebrates 50 years, with students exhibiting 21st century innovations and technologies that should help in sustainable development. Yet this remains just an annual Science Congress. Its taken as a plaything.
Its time we help develop these youth innovations for livelihood improvement and for sustainable development.
Your role in education
About Your Organization
Kenya, NA, Nairobi
Is your organization a
Non‐profit/NGO/citizen sector organization
How long has your organization been operating?
More than 5 years
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Select the stage that best applies to your solution
Start-Up (a pilot that has just begun operating)
How long have you been in operation?
Operating for more than 5 years
The Need: What problem are you trying to solve?
To promote the innovations and technologies exhibited by the students during the annual Kenya Secondary Schools students Science Congress. Assisting in patenting and further development, adoption and utilization in sustainable development. Anybody attending this annual extravanza will be struck by the creativity and innovativeness of the students yet this is wasted as just another exhibition. Assessment by the Kenya intellectual Property Organization (KIPI)attests to this sorry scenario.
Kenya Secondary schools has for fifty (50) years now religiously held the Secondary Schools Students Science Congress. While other co-curricular activities like Sports have produced international athletes who have benefitted from sporting, the same can not be said of Science Congress.
This starts at District, Province and finally National with most schools involved. Its time to assist move the extravaganza to the next level by identifying all innovations that be developed for final utilization by the country and ensuring that the students benefit as social entrepreneurs. this will help create employment, improve livelihoods asd move towards industrialization.
The Solution: What is your solution? Be specific!
Promotion of the novations and technologies, Patenting them,communications and publicity and development and adoption, marketing of the innovations.
The Model: Walk us through a specific example of how your solution makes a difference; include your primary activities
Working with the secondary schools and the National Science Congress Committee at the Ministry of Education. Promotion of these innovations and technologies will inspire the students, encourage them, improve teaching of scince and mathematics in the schools, and more importantly patenting and development will create jobs, employment, improving livelihoods, alleviate poverty while bringing sustainable development.
The Marketplace: Who are your peers and competitors? Identify others also working to address the needs you are and what differentiates you from them. What challenges could these players pose to your success or growth?
Few have ventured to partner with the schools and the Ministry of Education to promote these innovations and technologies. KIPI has previously shown interest in assisting in patenting while the Industry would be keen to adopt some of these innovations and technologies.