Ghana will be represented by an all-girls team at the upcoming FIRST Global Robotics competition in México City from August 15 to August 18, 2018. FIRST Global is a non-profit organisation that organizes a yearly international robotics challenge to ignite a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in youth across the world and builds bridges between high school students with different backgrounds, languages, religions, and customs.
The Ghana Team, comprised of students from Wesley Girls Senior High School is supported by the Ghana-based STEMbees, an organisation that mentors and engages primary and secondary school girls in STEM activities including 3D Design and Printing, Electronics, Robotics, Coding, Robotics, LEGO Education, and STEM Career Awareness.
STEMbees is starting a fundraiser for the upcoming competition. Funds are needed to cover competition registration fees, the robot kit required for all teams, travel from Ghana to Mexico as well as visa application fees, food, lodging, and uniforms the girls will need during their stay in Mexico City.
A fundraising event will be held in Accra on 9th July at the luxury-lounge club, Carbon to garner funds to support Team Ghana’s attendance at the competition in Mexico City. Companies supporting this campaign include YOLO Experiences, KLM Air France Airlines, Ampersand Technologies LTD, and Liberty Professionals Football Club.
For more information and to make a donation to Team Ghana All-Girls Robotics, visit: www.stembees.org