Lisa Doherty meets Josphat Nanok ahead of Irish supported STEM outreach programme session in Turkana

Lisa Doherty and Josphat Nanok
Lisa Doherty and Josphat Nanok and their teams met in Lodwar. Photo: Twitter/GovernorNanok

Yesterday, Irish Chargé d’Affaires and Acting Ambassador Lisa Doherty, accompanied by a delegation from Trócaire and Young Scientists Kenya, paid a visit to when they paid Turkana County Governor, Josphat Nanok a visit at his office in Lodwar.

The parties explored areas for future partnerships between the Irish Embassy through Trócaire and the Governor was briefed on the Young Scientists Kenya STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) outreach programme for students and young innovators which is taking place at St. Kevin Secondary School today.

Lisa Doherty and Josphat Nanok
Talks focused on areas to further partnerships between Ireland and Turkana. Photo: Twitter/GovernorNanok

Governor Nanok described the programme as: “A worthy course which will inspire our youth to showcase scientific talents and be innovative.”

Ms Doherty also presented the Governor with a copy of ‘When Ideas Matter’, a collection of speeches by Irish President Michael D. Higgins, which carries invaluable lessons and insights on key topics.

Lisa Doherty and Josphat Nanok
Lisa Doherty presents the Governor with a copy of ‘When Ideas Matter’. Photo: Twitter/GovernorNanok

Earlier in the day, the delegation from Young Scientists Kenya paid a courtesy call to the Trócaire team during which they met with Country Director Ms. Eithne Brennan.

The team from Young Scientists Kenya visited Trócaire. Photo: Twitter/YSTKenya

Young Scientists Kenya

Young Scientists Kenya is a unique platform in East Africa, for young people from across Kenyan counties to demonstrate their innovation and showcase their scientific talents.

It is based on the premise that a wealth of talent and potential for innovation exists in Kenya.

Through annual exhibitions, Young Scientists Kenya will help to popularize science and technology amongst young people and encourage them to develop projects that seek practical solutions to the problems we face within the society.

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