Young Scientists Tanzania 2014 starts on the 13th August! 

Winners of Young Scientists Tanzania 2013 were

Jafari Ndagula and Fidel Samwel from Ilongero Secondary School in Singida . Their project titled "A Drip Irrigation System using recycled materials" combined excellent technical and scientific content while addressing the vital issue of water shortage which their region experiences.

Jafari and Fidel returned home to a hero's welcome and brought with them Tsh 1,000,000 prize money, state of the art laptops and a school trophy. In addition they have earned third level scholarships and an all expenses trip to Ireland in January 2014 to attend the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition which will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. They will receive a warm welcome to Ireland!

Runner up position went to two young women from Haile Selaissie Secondary School in Zanzibar. Shemsa Abdulkarim and Salha Jumbe Said won with their project from the Social and Behavioural category titled "Analysis of Kupagawa and its causes".

We congratulate all the winners of the many special awards and category awards. All their posters can be seen in the YST 2013 menu above.

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Young Scientists Tanzania is a unique event in Africa, providing a platform for young people from across Tanzania to demonstrate their innovation and showcase their scientific talents. Modeled on the internationally acclaimed Young Scientists and Technology Exhibition in Ireland, now in its 50th year, Young Scientists Tanzania helps to popularise science amongst young people and encourage them to seek practical solutions to the problems they face in everyday life. 

The centrepiece of YST is an attractive annual exhibition and competition in which schools and students can participate. Schools and teachers that wish to get involved are supported through cross regional workshops, where they receive mentoring and practical advice on experimental methods suitable for their environment. Students then generate ideas for their projects based on the realities faced in their communities, tackling topics as wide ranging as nutrition, climate change, sustainable agriculture, gender inequality, disease, clean water and sustainable energy, all of which have major implications for the development of the Tanzanian economy and society. In the process of their research, students and schools are also linked up with appropriate mentors from academia, the government, development and private sectors, and encouraged to view their research in the context of the global scientific community.

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