Students from over 11 countries showcased their technologies at Freedom City in Kampala at a tech and innovation event organised by Galaxy International Schools – Uganda (GISU) Stem Expo.
The event was attended by the First Deputy Prime Minister, Ali Kirunda Kivenjinja, who lauded the efforts of Gisu schools for providing hands-on-skills development and contributing to ICT development in Uganda.
Students from different countries exhibited 89 projects. The projects fell under six categories namely: Hardware Control; Lego Line Follower; Lego Sumo; Line Follower; Mobile Application and The Short Movie.
Stem is a curriculum-based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, Stem integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications.
Students from Year 6 to year 10, with more than 70 projects, showcased their Stem projects to students, teachers, parents and visitors who had an opportunity to visit every project with hands-on activities.
The GISU Expo attracted participants and competitors from all over the world. The competitors came from: Tanzania, Congo, Rwanda, Somalia, Angola, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Pakistan, and the host, Uganda.
GISU Tech is the first ever International Stem Expo.