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.

Our Stand
Food for Thought and Food Production
Wed 12 Jan, 3.30 pm
The focus is on the Climate Emergency and the impact on countries in Africa, the challenge of climate change and food production globally and Self Help Africa’s work in the area of Climate Smart Agriculture as well as other methods of reducing emissions and what the future of food production could look like.

Coping with Climate Change
Thurs 13 Jan, 10.30 am
What are the challenges and some of the solutions to global warming confronting rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa? This video includes information, testimonial interviews and filmed content from five women who have been coping with the effects of climate change in Baringo region of central/northern Kenya.

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.

Fashion Exhibition

What do we save when we buy second hand?

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].

Check out our 2021 showcase event here 

What is it?

Click on the images to find out more!

Our Workshops

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].



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.