Happy to share this excellent updates from our GeoForAll colleagues in Tanzania. Over the first week of January 2017, a group of 60 secondary school students gathered at Marian University College, Bagamoyo for a ground-breaking training session – the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Youth Boot Camp organised by Projekt Inspire in collaboration with the Ramani Huria team. These students, hailing from different regions of Tanzania (Dar es Salaam, Moshi, Arusha, Mbeya, to name a few), were there to be introduced to GIS and web mapping using open source technologies and open data .
Picture 1 – Students learning map production using free and open technologies like QGIS (Photos thanks to Projekt Inspire)
Some videos of this kindly send by Edward and team below
Summary of the bootcamp at https://youtu.be/yKIwgy656VA
Mapping Class at https://youtu.be/v2iHAiYoxf0
Figure 2- Students adding buildings data into Open Street Map (Photo thanks to Projekt Inspire)
More video about thier works can be found here at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3MK1kTDMAVuqsnFYIe-IIw
This as a great example of STEM education using Geo and Open Principles. This is really inspiring efforts for expanding STEM education for all by OSM and Ramani Huria team. I really hope more students in developing countries will also get opportunity to get quality STEM education opportunities in the near future. GeoForAll will build upon this ideas and expand this globally. FOSS4G-Africa 2017.It is great opportunity to expand ideas. Details at https://foss4g-africa.org/en/home/