WeGo Innovate is pleased to announce that the GH4STEM JUNEOS Challenge has been selected as one of nine innovations at the call for UN STI Forum 2021. The UN STI Forum is an annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals. The STI Forum is a discussion and networking platform for different actors in the field of science, technology and innovation to address technology needs and gaps, scientific cooperation, innovation and capacity building in order to enhance development.
The GH4STEM JUNEOS Challenge is a practical STEM TV Series that features Junior High School students (65% girls) across Ghana who bring STEM theories to life using materials from the local environment.
The GH4STEM JUNEOS Challenge was successful due to the support and dedication of our collaborators. Well, they say it takes a village to raise a child and indeed our little but mighty village did raise a child for the world to recognise.
We would like to show our utmost appreciation to our partners GHScientific, Ghana Association of Science Teachers (GAST) and regional chairs of GAST, The Exploratory, Ghana Stem Network and the WeGo Innovate team.
To our judges, Mr. Sam Agudogo, Madam Berthy Buah and Dr. Thomas Tagoe, from the bottom of our hearts we say Thank you! To our annotators, Robert Nii Ayi Aryee, Eunice Nyarko, Saviour Okine, Michael Okyere and Simon Odonkor, we are appreciative of your efforts!
Thank you to our supporting partners like the Ghana Education Service (GES), Futures for Kids, Ghana Society for Education Technology (GSET), West African Centre for Cell Biology and Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP), BloggingGhana, mfidie.com, Writers Project of Ghana, Next Einstein Forum, Bar Camp Ghana and the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) for your assistance.
We would like to say a huge thank you to Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku for literally lending her voice and support for the show. Also to our celebrities and friends in the media including Serwaa Amihere, Regina Van-Helvert, Kojo Yankson, Aj Sarpong, James Gardiner, John Dumelo, Francis Abban and Daniel Dadzie, you all really did bring your ‘A’ game!
To our partner media houses TV3, GNTV Junior, Dominion TV, Hope Channel Ghana, Joy Prime and Joy Learning you took the Juneos Challenge into different homes and made it possible for students all over! Thank you!
To every individual or group that supported us financially by donating on our GoFundMe Platform, Thank you so much!
Most importantly, our gratitude goes to every student and teacher that participated and carried out their experiments! Also, to the entire education ecosystem and to our viewers across Ghana and the world we are grateful!
THANK YOU for making the GH4STEM JUNEOS CHALLENGE a success!!!