An initiative to propel Africa beyond her current status, dubbed the Africa – US Presidential Forum on STEM/AI, will come off from September 20 to September 22, 2023 on the side-lines of the General Assembly in New York.
African Heads of State will engage at the Forum which is part of a campaign to give African youth the opportunity to study STEM and AI in the United States, Canada and other developed countries.
Due to be rolled out in September 2023, the campaign is driven by SOS Global Investments and Nekotech Center’s African STEM & Sports Institute of Excellence (ASSIE) Prep School and Readiness College.
Dates for the Forum were disclosed at a virtual event on August 3.
President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera of Malawi confirmed during the launch that he would join other African leaders in New York and at Rutgers University in New Jersey for deliberations that would help “equip Africans with the knowhow and wherewithal to do what we can do for ourselves instead of relying on others.”
The Executive Chairperson of the SOS Global Investments and the Nekotech Centre, Princess A. K. Ocansey in an address, indicated that the Centre and its partners are providing $25 million in prep school scholarships and access to $1billion in educational loans to support students who qualify to participate in the programme.
Source: Graphic Online