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By the end of May 2022, STEM Sudan completed its largest science-based project, funded by USAID The project targeted children and displaced communities in conflict areas, with the aim of reducing the impact of displacement and conflict through a large number scientific and experimental activities in the fields of biology, medical sciences, astronomy, space and DIY hands-on projects in the form of working groups in schools. The project was conducted in 4 regions in Sudan, Khartoum, South Kordofan, Blue Nile and Kassala. More than 100 trainers, mostly young university students and recent graduates, participated in the project, and more than 100 trainees and more than 200 volunteers joined this project since its inception last May. This group of trainers and volunteers underwent intensive courses in organizing well-informed events according to the STEM system. The training program lasted for a whole year, during which the capabilities and capacity of a large number of young people increased, allowing for communication with schoolchildren and teachers, the building of a national network based in science and, and productive steps toward the ultimate goal of peaceful coexistence among differing  tribal, religious and cultural communities.

STEM Sudan in collaboration with SNAS is planning to communicate with donors and stockholders to obtain funding so it can extend this project for the years ahead.

By Hassan Baba, STEM Sudan Director

June 2022

 

In March 2022, the initiative held a closed camp for young people working in the field of climate change and the environment, hosted at the Shambat Hospitality Resort, University of Khartoum. The camp, which comprised a series of lectures and scientific site visits, aimed to build and raise the capabilities of university students and recent graduates of the environmental sciences in practical applications of their studies in the face of climate change. Participants visited Al Sitaite Artificial Small Dam to investigate and see first-hand how climate change and changes in rain patterns are reflected in changes in the rate of water that passes through the dam. The program consisted of many events and discussions that exhibited the earnestness and determination held by these young students, and their desire to build a scientific community capable of making an impact on society by raising awareness of environmental issues and other related topics. The program had a wide reach, with the 25 participants coming from 4 regions in Sudan. Engineer Hassan Baba, Director of STEM Sudan has announced that this camp is one of a series of similar camps that will be conducted by STEM Sudan to help youth and students improve their skills and abilities in scientific research and teamwork. He added that this camp will be held again early next year for children under the age of 13.

STEM Sudan works to promote science culture in families and schools and among the community at large in the form of ongoing programs, workshops, science camps, and science activities.

By Hassan Baba, STEM Sudan Director

May 2022

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