Lisa Doherty joins Young Scientists Kenya 2019 outreach launch

Lisa Doherty plants a tree
Lisa Doherty plants a tree at the Young Scientists Kenya 2019 Outreach launch. Photo: Twitter/IrlEmbKenya

The Young Scientists Kenya 2019 Outreach launch took place on Saturday at the AIC (Africa Inland Church) Kyondoni Girls High School in Kitui County, attended by 1,200 young STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) leaders.

Irish Embassy Chargé d’affaires Lisa Doherty took part in a tree planting ceremony at the school before delivering an address in which she emphasised the importance of innovation to the achievement of the sustainable development goals.

Lisa Doherty at YSK launch
Lisa Doherty addresses attendees at the Young Scientists Kenya 2019 Outreach launch. Photo: Twitter/KMonjero

Among those attending the launch were Global Minimum who work to inspire African youth to solve community challenges and meet growing economic and employability needs through project based learning.

They were represented by their Program Manager of InChallenge Kenya Richard Bikko who was joined by alumni for a presentation on innovation and robotics.

YST Kenya 2019 launch
The young scientists learn that a candle loses no light when lighting another candle. Photo: Twitter/YSTKenya

Attendees also heard from a mentor from BLAZE, which is a network that empowers young people to choose their own path to success through mentorship, networking, as well as affordable products and services.

Blaze Mentor speaking at the YSK outreach launch. #YSKenya #BLAZE

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Among the other demonstrations, the youngsters also watched a practical demonstration of how clouds are formed.

YST Kenya 2019 launch
Attendees learn how clouds are formed. Photo:Twitter/YSTKenya

Tweeting after the event, YSK thanked everyone who had helped make the event such a success.

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