The India STEM Alliance (ISA) and TechGen Africa have announced the commencement of a strategic partnership towards improving community engagement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in Africa.
This collaboration makes Tech Gem the first strategic partner of India STEM in Africa.
The India STEM Alliance was founded to inspire young people’s interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The strategic partnership announcement
represents a larger commitment by ISA to TechGen.
“By sharing our knowledge and resources with TechGen, the India STEM Alliance is not only investing in the future of STEM but building relationships between students and mentors,” said Mr Raj Kapoor, the Co Founder of India STEM Alliance.
“It’s so important to give our time to mentor these young people. As a Strategic Partner of TechGen, ISA is continuing to grow its support of TechGen students and educating and inspiring the next generation of talent.”
The demand for STEM-educated employees continues to rise in developing countries, and in the future the need will outpace the number of prepared candidates if left unaddressed. ISA’s partnership with Tech Gen is a critical component of its larger effort to close the STEM skills gap.
The India STEM Alliance and TechGen will collaborate in capacity building, setting up centres of innovations in schools and in the community. The strategic partnership will
take the lead in creating frameworks and advise schools on best practices, consult them on STEAM strategies, curates solutions and project manages to ensure measurable learning outcomes have been achieved.
The alliance projects that STEAM education shall propel the country into the league of developed nations.
The India STEM Alliance (ISA) is a science development think tank. It describes itself as “a small group with big ideas” made up of former scientists, higher education leaders, analysts, graduate students,
and others passionate about science.
“The Alliance was born from a series of intense discussions about science education, global health, and how to increase access around the world and especially in developing countries.” The initial goal focused on promoting STEM education around the country.
On the other hand, TechGen Africa is a Nigerian platform committed to grooming world class tech innovators. They envision a future where youngsters will solve societal problems, using technology, thereby fostering socio-economic growth.
TechGen had trained almost 4000 students on STEM related skills and they organized the first blockchain training for teens in Nigeria and second to Kenya in Africa.
The organisation said it is committed to expanding STEM education to schools students and communities across Africa.