Self Help Africa at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2024
Thank you for joining us from Self Help Africa's stand at the BTYSTE 2023. We look forward to introducing you to this year's winners of the Science for Development Award.
On this page you will find details on our exhibition stand, the Science for Development Award, and opportunities to participate in our schools programme.
Our education programme is funded by Irish Aid.
Design Competition Winner
Come and see our new award trophy, the winning design will be presented to the 2023 award winner. Full competition details will be announced on our website in mid February.
How would you like a tour of the BTYSTE? Our Education team can guide students through the virtual portal via Zoom. We will lead your class to projects focusing on solutions to the challenges facing vulnerable rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa.
The tours will include projects which could feature in our ‘Science for Development’ Showcase in March 2022… and may even our 2022 award winner!
To book a tour for your class, email [email protected].
What is it?
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By tackling the root causes of injustice and poverty, locally and globally, we can create a bright and sustainable future for all. Examine global issues in our interactive and participatory Global Citizenship Education workshops featuring voices from Self Help Africa programmes.
Our team can facilitate interactive workshops for your students on the topics outlined here that feature examples from our programmes in Africa. Themes underpinning workshop topics suit the required delivery of Wellbeing hours and Transition Year activities, as well as subject curriculum and Sustainable Development Goals indicated for each topic.
Workshops are free of charge as our programme is funded by Irish Aid.
To book workshops for your students, contact [email protected].
SCIENCE FOR DEVELOPMENT
The Science for Development Award is a Special Award presented annually at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition to a research project that addresses sustainable development challenges faced by communities in the Global South.
The Science for Development Award is organised by Self Help Africa’s Development Education team, and the winning project receives a travel bursary sponsored by Irish Aid. This bursary funds one student and their teacher to travel with Self Help Africa to one of their programme countries on a study visit where they have the opportunity to carry out field research on their project, interact with African student counterparts, and to meet local communities who they could exchange ideas with regarding their project findings.