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 Grand GSTEP Exhibition and Awards Ceremony to be held at the AICC

 On Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th January 2024, The Accra International Conference Centre will host over 3,000 guests for the much-anticipated GSTEP Exhibition and Awards Ceremony.

The events will bring together students, teachers, STEM enthusiasts, heads of educational institutions and key stakeholders in the public and private sector to explore and celebrate the innovativeness of Ghana’s youth in addressing problems in communities.

100 finalist teams of Challenge will showcase products and solutions that tackle issues in their communities. The finalists are Junior High School students from the Greater Accra, Eastern and Ashanti regions who have developed unique products using Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

On the 25th of January 2024, a Public Private Partnership Conference will be held at the main hall of the Accra International Conference Center. The event will bring together stakeholders in the STEM, education, private and public sectors to discuss issues related to STEM education and share insights on the development of STEM education in Ghana. The theme for the event is “Private & Public Partnerships forging the future of Ghana – STEM education as a steppingstone”

The awards ceremony will be held at 2pm at the Accra International Conference Center to celebrate and award outstanding teams and personalities who contributed to the success of the programme. In attendance will be the special guest of honour, Frema Opare, Chief of Staff and the guest of honour, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum. The ceremony will be graced by dignitaries, traditional leaders, renowned experts in the fields of STEM, among others.

The GSTEP Challenge encourages young people to think innovatively and creatively about addressing problems in their communities using STEM. The programme supports the students to develop prototypes of ideas they have developed for the Challenge while providing them with soft skills including communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The programme is being implemented by a consortium led by the DreamOval Foundation in partnership with MEST Africa, Foundervine, Challenge Works and DEXT Technology.