Robotics in Ghana among Senior High Schools is growing. Over the past five years, this is something that has been taken quite seriously. So far, we have had a number of representatives in international competitions and held local ones too.
An all-girls team from Ghana will be representing the country at the upcoming FIRST Global Robotics competition in México City from August 15 to August 18, 2018.
FIRST Global is a nonprofit organisation that organizes a yearly international robotics challenge to ignite a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in youth across the world and builds bridges between high school students with different backgrounds, languages, religions, and customs.
The Ghana Team, comprised of students from Wesley Girls Senior High School is supported by the Ghana-based STEMbees, an organisation that mentors and engages primary and secondary school girls in STEM activities including 3D Design and Printing, Electronics, Robotics, Coding, Robotics, LEGO Education, and STEM Career Awareness.
At the 2017 maiden edition of FIRST Global, Ghana ranked 66 out of 163 teams from 157 nations and was represented by an all-girls team from the Archbishop Porters Girls’ Secondary School in Takoradi.
Team Ghana was the only all-female team from Africa in the competition which was held at the Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., USA with notable attendees including Ivanka Trump, the First Daughter of the United States of America and President of the World Bank, Dr. Jim Yong Kim.
For more information and to make a donation to Team Ghana All-Girls Robotics, visit: www.stembees.org
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