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STEM education in focus in this week’s edition of African Voices

The importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education will be highlighted in this week’s edition of CNN African Voices Changemakers sponsored by national telecommunications operator, Globacom.

African Voices Changemakers which runs on DSTV channel 401  at 9.30 a.m. on Saturday will feature two technology experts, Botswana’s  female flying wonder, Kgomotso Phatsima, and Ernest Teye Matey, a Ghanaian  space engineer. Viewers can also watch repeats of the edition on Sunday at 4.30 a..m., 7.30 a.m., 12.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. More repeats come up on Monday at 4.00 a.m., while a two-part, fifteen-minute repeats will be shown on Tuesday and Wednesday at 6.45 p.m. on both days. 

The two guests  will discuss STEM education and how they are creating awareness and equipping the younger generation with business entrepreneurial skills and motivating them to develop interest in science and technology.  

Phatsima is  among the first female military pilots in Botswana Defence Force, and she won the Botswana Youth Awards Best Female of the Year 2017. She was one of the exceptional emerging young leaders in Africa in the Obama Foundation Africa Leadership Program of 2018, and devotes her time and resources to professional coaching, team building exercises for corporate organizations,  schools and universities in Botswana.

Similarly, Matey  has, through the All Nations University – Space Systems Technology Laboratory (ANU-SSTL)  which he co-founded, organized Space and STEM education programs for more than 7,000 students from  over 50 different high schools in  more than 30 different districts in Ghana.

African Voices Changemakers is broadcast on  DSTV channel 401  on Saturday at 9.30 a.m., with repeat editions on Sunday at 4.30 a..m., 7.30 a.m., 12.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. More repeats come up on Monday at 4.00 a.m., while a two-part, fifteen-minute repeats will be shown on Tuesday and Wednesday at 6.45 p.m. on both days.

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