The Kenya Space Agency participated in the YSK 2022 Exhibition, a two-day event held on 29 - 30 November 2022 at the Sarit Expo Centre, Nairobi.
The event was attended by students and teachers from schools around the country to showcase their projects in science, technology and innovation, in line with the year’s theme: “Using STEM to Redefine Our Future.” Several Institutions in Science, Technology and Innovation also showcased their products and services. The annual event seeks to promote GeoSTEM learning in schools around the country.
Participants who visited the KSA Booth at the exhibition were taken through some of the projects that the Agency is involved in on space education and mentorship outreach programmes to the youth to create awareness on careers and opportunities in space sciences and technologies. Some of the mentorship and awareness initiatives include the Planetarium, Space Clubs, Automatic Weather Stations and GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) activities, among others.
While making his remarks during the closing ceremony of the event, the KSA Ag. DG, Brig. Hillary Kipkosgey outlined the Agency’s roles in enhancing utilization of space services for socioeconomic development and in the development of national space capability. He also added that the Agency was pleased to partner with YSK in the promotion of GeoSTEM in the country, and gave an undertaking to support future YSK events.
The Kenya Space Agency was one of the Institutional Sponsors at the YSK 2022 Exhibition. The YSK is an initiative of the Ministry of Education and the Embassy of Ireland in Kenya aimed at nurturing talent in STEM and innovation in schools through competitions in innovation in science and technology.