Team Oparebea from Obuasi JHS Complex and the Magnificents team from Holy Child Junior High School have received STEM materials as part of the prizes for receiving awards at the 2022 GSTEP Awards Ceremony. The Magnificents team came third in the GSTEP Challenge and Team Oparebea received the Best Pitch award. The teams were presented with STEM materials to support the teaching and learning of STEM subjects in the respective schools.
The Magnificents team received the second runner up award for their floating waste collector project. The team received STEM materials and devices valued at GHS 1,500 for each team member, a cash prize of GHS 2,500 and a Coursera course and data subscription valued at GHS 4,000 for the teachers and STEM materials and equipment valued at GHS 30,000 for the team’s school. The STEM materials and equipment were presented to the school on Friday 19th May 2023 at the school’s premises. In attendance at the presentation were the headmaster, teachers and students of the school. The headmaster of the school expressed his gratitude to the GSTEP team for the materials presented and assured the team that the materials will be actively used to support the teaching and learning of STEM in the school.
The Oparebea team received the Best Pitch award for the presentation of an LPG detector to protect the lives of young children from fires at homes caused by LPG. They developed the idea after one of their classmates lost her life after she was involved in a fatality caused by LPG. The team received STEM materials valued at GHS 800 for each team member, Cousera and data subscriptions valued at GHS 4,000 for the team’s teacher and STEM materials valued at GHS 5,000 for the team’s school. The presentation was done at the team’s school to the winning team in the presence of the school’s headmaster and teachers. The headmaster thanked the GSTEP team and assured the team that they will do better in the next GSTEP Challenge as well as in the teaching and learning of STEM subjects.