Message from the former Minister for Communication, Science & Technology

The Ministry of Communication, Science and Technology is proud to support the Young Scientists Tanzania (YST) initiative with this truly innovative and transformational approach to developing a science culture in our country.

As the economy of Tanzania grows, we need to support young people to develop the scientific skills that are necessary for the development of our country now and
in the future. Science is an important instrument for improving our society and economy. The YST will help us to create a workforce that will have the capabilities to find new solutions to the problems we face in our society and find new ways to drive our economic development.

YST gives young scientists the opportunity to demonstrate that science, technology and engineering are not only interesting and exciting, but also vital for socio-economic development. It also provides students with the opportunity to participate in scientific learning experiences away from the classroom and to explore the unlimited potential of science. YST offers students, from all over Tanzania, the opportunity to participate at an annual exhibition in Dar es Salaam.

During this exhibition, young scientists will share with us their passion and enthusiasm for the projects they have researched and developed. Students will have the confidence to engage with the scientific method. I would like to pay tribute to the schools and teachers who are working on projects for the Young Scientists Tanzania. I encourage schools and students to give serious thought to entering this competition. I would also like to thank all the team at YST and commend them for their commitment in initiating this
project in Tanzania.

Hon. Prof. Makame Mbarawa (MP)
Minister for Communication, Science and Technology

Facing up to the challenges involved in completing a project at the level required for the Young Scientists demands persistence and the acquisition and perfection of many useful skills