Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in Africa is challenged by shortages of laboratory equipment in teaching institutions. In South Africa, according to an online Fintech article, 86% of SA’s 23 589 public schools do not have science labs.
While these alarming statistics may apply to the SA context, sadly this problem is also found in every developing nation and Botswana is no exception.
Mauritius, together with Rodrigues possess a rich biodiversity comprising both endemic and exotic flora and fauna and represent a goldmine for the global food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industry, yet it has been largely under-utilized up until now.
With the increasing demand for natural products or plant-based products, the endemic flora and fauna hold immense potentials for the food, pharmaceutical industry and economic development.
I would like to sincerely thank the Southern Africa Network for Biosciences (SANBio) for selecting me as the Student Ambassador for Zambia.
My name is Chabota Simweemba, aged twenty three years. I was born in a family of seven. We used to stay in the Copperbelt Province of Zambia where my father used to work as an electrician in one of the mines. Unfortunately, we lost him in 2002 so we had to shift to live in a village in Southern Province because my mother was not working. This change of locality had its own challenges but it marks a very serious landmark in my life.
I am extremely overjoyed to be selected as the SANBio Student Ambassador for Swaziland. I am greatly honoured and privileged to be afforded such a massive opportunity to represent my country within the SANBio network and to advocate SANBio among young people as well as fellow men and women in Swaziland and the SADC region.
As part of our youth engagement aims, the Southern Africa Network for Biosciences attended the Ritja Career Fair, an initiative that was started in 2013 in Windhoek to encourage, motivate and guide young people in Namibia to strive towards contributing to Namibia’s development and sustainability in various sectors. The fair also addressed issues concerning choices of career path and the requirement thereof.
Dear Fellow Students and Researchers,
I am honoured and pleased to have been selected by the Southern Africa Network for Biosciences (SANBio) to be their Student Ambassador for Mauritius.
My name is Meenakshi Devina Lobine. Born and raised in Mauritius, I have grown into a hardworking and ambitious woman. I am thankful to my parents who have left no stone unturned to educate me and to instill the essence of self-esteem and self-dependency in me.
Dear Fellow Science Enthusiasts
I am very much honoured to be appointed by the Southern Africa Network for Biosciences (SANBio) to be their Student Ambassador for Lesotho.