The GSTEP Youth Ambassador Program is an initiative under the Ghana Science & Tech Explorer Prize (GSTEP) Challenge that offers Ghanaian youth an opportunity to obtain practical social, entrepreneurial and technical skills while positively impacting their communities and people around them. The program supports and equips 20 Ghanaian youth each year with social and employable skills through a series of workshops and masterclasses.
During this annual program, the GSTEP Ambassadors will work with the program to support and inspire 20,000 Junior High School (JHS) students – as well as teachers, schools and communities in the Greater Accra and Ashanti regions. The ambassadors will commit to using their skills to achieve social impact and increase engagements and inclusion in Ghana’s STEM education drive.
The program aims to facilitate the generation of ideas in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) by Ghanaian youth and churn them into enterprising products and solutions to address community issues. Each ambassador will identify key issues in his or her community and develop a solution to address the problem through STEM. Following seed funding, mentoring and support, the ideas by the ambassadors will be presented and winners will be awarded.