YST 2017 Award Ceremony Programme Short Clip
YST Winners 2017 Return to the School of St Jude , Arusha.
YST Winners Visit Dublin January 2018

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What is Young Scientists Tanzania?

Young Scientists Tanzania is a unique and innovative programme in Africa, delivering two integrated and complimentary events in the Tanzanian secondary school academic year. The first is a comprehensive Science Outreach Programme covering all regions in Tanzania and the second is an attractive high profile Annual YST Exhibition and competition in which secondary students showcase their research. The Annual YST Exhibition component is based on the Young Scientist model in Ireland. In Tanzania the Annual YST Exhibition is used to showcase the success of the of the students involved in the Science Outreach Programme. 

The Science Outreach Programme is an indigenous independent programme developed by YST to add value to the YST Exhibition and in doing so, develops a much-needed Science Culture in Tanzania. The Science Outreach Programme is the key component of YST as it builds much needed scientific capacity among young secondary level students and their teachers.

The Science Outreach Programme augments the Tanzania National five-year development plan as published by the Ministry Of Finance And Planning and the African Union, Continental Education Strategy Plan (CESA 2015-2025).

CESA 2015-2025, strategic objectives is to fully reorient African education and training systems towards the achievement of the African Union’s vision and Agenda 2063. It plans to achieve this by strengthening the science and math curricula in youth training and by disseminating scientific knowledge and culture in society.

CESA 2015-2025 strategic objectives mirrors and aligns with the strategic objective of the YST Strategic Document 2011-Science for Development by:

a) Encouraging practical training

b) Rewarding innovation and innovators

c) Introducing science research at an early stage of education

d) Creating attractive extra-curricular activities such as science parks and clubs

e) Facilitating the implementation of incubator projects and mentorship programs

f) Employing informal and non-formal means of disseminating scientific knowledge and culture

g) Embedding contextualized scientific knowledge in curricula and

h) Promoting indigenous scientific knowledge and culture. 

Winners YST 2017

Prosper Gasper and Erick Simon from St Judes Secondary School in Arusha emerged as the winners of YST 2017. Their project titled "The use of Mobile Networks as a Fire Alert System".

News and Updates

Dodoma Outreach - School Visit Tour Of Projects

Young Scientist Tanzania had the opportunity to Visit Schools in Dodoma which will be among the 100 Schools across Tanzania to showcase their Projects...

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YST 2017 Winners Showcasing their Innovation at Costech 6th STI Conference & Exhibition

Young Scientists Tanzania 2017 Winners Eric Simon and Prosper Gasper of St Jude Secondary School together with Runner up 2017 Mawata Matukuta and...

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Regional Coordinators Workshop in Dar

YST Coordinators Workshop in Dar on 01-02/06/2018 by Mr Joseph Clowry and Dr Gozibert Kamugisha

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