This month, Frank, HBH’s budding computer scientist, attended the S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Innovators Forum, hosted by the youth led NGO Projekt Inspire in collaboration with the Ministry of Education Science and Technology, in Tanzania’s capital Dodoma.
Young innovators got to showcase their science projects and learn more about their areas of interest, attend lectures, making friends, and be inspired along the way. One of the projects Frank presented was his functioning measuring kit. He has been working hard on honing his computer programming skills this year using a laptop generously donated by London based Sustainability consultancy firm JAW Sustainability. This gift has been invaluable in facilitating his studies. Thank you Jaw Sustainability!
Having impressed the organisers with his work, Frank was encouraged to apply for programs run by Vocational Education Training Authority (VETA) which was established by an Act of Parliament No. 1 of 1994 charged with coordinating, regulating, financing, promoting and providing vocational education and training in Tanzania.
It seems Frank is raring to go and wants to start VETA training programs before he’s even finished his schooling, but his teachers want to make sure he doesn’t overload himself at this crucial time. Needless to say, once his exams are over he will not hesitate to take the next step towards becoming a computer scientist, and be a part of Tanzania’s burgeoning computer tech industry.
Congratulations Frank, for working hard and following your dreams!
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