Schools from around the region are invited to compete with Arusha’s most passionate young scientists at The School of St Jude’s 6th Annual Science Fair on April 23.
The 2016 Science Fair promises to be one of the most exciting days on the school calendar, with top science students from Arusha competing at St Jude’s Usa River campus for a range of prizes.
“We’re building a community of young scientists here in Arusha and the results each year have been very impressive,” said Nzinyangwa G. Mcharo, St Jude’s Head of Department for Physics and Assistant Academic Master.
“The projects that are on display at our Science Fair will one day help solve the problems facing many people in Tanzania.”
This year’s Science Fair is sponsored by Tanzania-based Benson Security Systems, which is supporting the awards and prizes that go to the winners.
Individual projects can win up to TSH 250,000 and a total of TSH 1.6 million will be awarded to budding scientists on the day.
Schools interested in attending must supply at least two students, a project and a teacher.
St Jude’s Acting Secondary Headmaster Nestory Msoffe said it was important to build a network of scientists in Arusha.
“The School of St Jude is committed to producing future scientists who can lead the way to a better Tanzania,” Mr Msoffe said.
“We know that building a better Tanzania means we need to make an impact outside the school gates, which is why we invite other schools to participate in our Science Fair.
“This relationship is helping us build a network of young scientist who will become the future engineers, physicists and innovators who will drive Tanzania forward in the future.”
Schools interested in attending the 6th Annual Science Fair can email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a spot.