With Africa predicted to be home to the world’s largest workforce by 2040, the education students receive today will be the engine that drives the continent’s future.
Dr Sidy Ndao recognized a gap in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning and established the Pan-African Robotics Competition (PARC). PARC provides a virtual learning platform and an annual competition event that unites the brightest young minds while challenging their critical thinking and building their confidence.
Each year, a new cohort of students from over 30 countries enroll in the program. As they work together to apply their skills and create new solutions for challenges affecting the African continent, such as climate change, flooding and conflict resolution, they’re asked to reframe challenges and given the tools they need to turn them into opportunities.