Synergies Institute-Ghana in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service (GES) under the Sankofa Mentorship Hub (SMH), on Friday 21st June, 2019, organized its maiden event, dubbed the Love Science Seminar.
The seminar, held on SIG campus and themed, “Science is fun, let’s tell you why,” was aimed at curbing the fear young students had about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, (STEM).
The initiative brought together selected Basic and Junior High Schools who went through training and entertaining challenges related to STEM as well as a motivation session to help students appreciate STEM related subjects.
The seminar was facilitated together with well renowned and resourceful experts from Vacation Initiative in Science, StartUp Ghana and Berekuso Maths Project.
Mr Felix Mensah, President of Synergies Institute, said STEM was essential to the development of Ghana adding that it was beneficial to students if they put it into useful practice.
He encouraged students to develop an interest in the subjects and not to be alarmed at the thought of failure.
“Take interest and impart others on its relevance so that Ghana and Africa would develop.” he said.
Lois Afua Okyerewaa Damptey, the Director of Sankofa Mentorship Hub said the seminar was geared towards increasing students understanding for science and maths by using fun ways to teach them.
“We want to change students’ negative attitude towards these subjects by using fun ways instead of strict methods the students often fail to understand,” she said.
According to her, if students could channel their energy and make great efforts towards STEM related subjects they would excel in them.
Miss Damptey urged the students to move beyond all boundaries by striving to better themselves in all aspects of their lives adding that they could achieve their dreams if only they worked hard.
Teni Agana, Ashesi Presidential Award winner said that science and maths was crucial in every aspect of one’s life.
She encouraged the students by using her story as Head Porter from the North ended up being the best student at Ashesi and attaining the Presidential award.
According to her hard work, tenacity, hope and faith are the key elements that could drive people to success.