STEM For All
Anza Tshipetane and Nnditsheni Netshimbupfe are two young women I met at the Youth Global Forum who are passionate about making a difference in their community. They are medical students from South Africa who run a non-profit organisation that helps children who want to pursue a STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) career. They were inspired to start Bright Young Leaders Initiative(BYLI) after realising that many children from African rural areas do not have opportunities to pursue a STEM career.
Anza and Nnditsheni took part in the 2019 Youth Time Idea Grant contest and won the grand prize of 10 000 Euros. Being the Pan Africanist that I am, I took the victory as my own and celebrated with them and our other fellow delegate Warren who is also from South Africa.
Some of the programs run by BYLI include a Rural School Innovation Camp and BYLI Science and Innovation challenge. You can check out their website to see more: https://www.byli.org/