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GSI Uganda

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn!

GSI Uganda was established in 2023 with a vision to propagate STEM activities across the country as well as the continent of Africa, focusing on empowering the young generation of Uganda by equipping them with STEM educational opportunities, and helping students build a strong background in STEM overall. Stay connected for the latest updates regarding our events as well as opportunities and to learn how you can be a part of the community and shape the world!

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Our Story

Often referred to as the "Pearl of Africa," Uganda boasts an incredibly diverse range of ecosystems, from savannas and forests to mountains and lakes. It's home to a wide variety of wildlife, including the rare mountain gorillas found in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Uganda is part of the East African Rift Valley, resulting in a landscape dotted with mountains and highlands. The Rwenzori Mountains, also known as the "Mountains of the Moon," have permanent glaciers and are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Although rich with flora and fauna, Uganda faces several challenges in promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education. These challenges can impact the country's ability to develop a skilled workforce, foster innovation, and drive economic growth. There is a shortage of qualified STEM teachers in Uganda and many lack the necessary training and professional development to effectively teach STEM subjects, schools in Uganda lack proper infrastructure and resources, such as well-equipped laboratories, textbooks, and modern teaching tools. 

 

Girls often face cultural biases and societal expectations that discourage them from pursuing STEM fields. This leads to a lack of female representation in STEM-related careers, limiting the diversity of perspectives and ideas in these fields, and insufficient funding affects the development of quality educational materials, teacher training programs, and the establishment of well-equipped STEM facilities. Access to computers, the internet, and other technological resources is uneven across different regions of Uganda. This digital divide limits students' exposure to modern tools and resources that are integral to STEM learning. Limited collaboration between educational institutions and industry partners can result in curricula that do not align with industry needs and a shortage of work-ready graduates.

 

Addressing these challenges requires a multi-pronged approach and GSI Uganda has a vision to ensure that by 2025, 80% of the young generation mentored through GSI Chapter of Uganda have benefited through through workshops, seminars, innovation months and collaborating with organizations, companies, and institutions within Uganda.

We are constantly enhancing and expanding STEM awareness, educational offerings, and extra-curricular opportunities. to ensure that 80% of the less advantaged young generation below 18 years has free access to monthly STEM educational trainings, promoting connections between STEM education and career opportunities through organized workshops, seminars, webinars and monthly institutional projects.
 

GSI Chapter of Uganda looks forward to strengthening its partnerships with organizations, companies, institutions and other stakeholders that share similar objectives to ensure that our mission is brought to life. Let us create a strong network of STEM educators, professionals, and other nonprofit partners to increase our impact.

Meet The Team

Address

Ntinda Plot 668 Kayondo Road, Behind Najim Mall, Kampala

Phone

+256 787 371763

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