St Katherine girls school Lira and St Mary’s Lacor-Gulu have been selected to represent Northern Uganda in a science fair to be held in Kampala next month.
On Saturday, a science competition was held at St Katherine Girls School Lira which saw a total of 12 schools from Northern Uganda participating. They include; Ikwera Girls, YY Okot Memorial and other schools from the Lango, Acholi and Karamoja regions. The competition was to identify the best students who have used science knowledge to develop projects addressing societal/community needs or problems.
The St Katherine girls were selected by judges after winning with their project of Using Bicycle technology to charge phones.
Other projects done by other schools include; Simple Solar Water Hater, Controlling trafficking in the City, Using Solar Technology for cooking and using lemon fruit batteries to product light.
This comes just a week after the St. Katherine Girls won in the East African Music Dance and Drama competition held at Kakamega in Kenya.
The science fair was organized by Forum for African Women Educationalist Uganda Chapter.-FAWEU.
David Omoding who was one of the judges from the organization said the two schools will compete at the National Level in Kampala on Tuesday 1st August 2017 , adding that the victors from the National level will compete at the African region featuring 34 African Countries on 25th August 2017 at Lusaka in Zambia
He said, FAWEU under it’s project Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics(STEM), seeks to promote sciences in girls schools.
FAWEU is an organization with a goal that proposes the development of a comprehensive girls’ education program at district level with a target of reducing gender gap in education with plan seeking to see more girls accessing and completing higher levels of education.