Five brilliant projects from young Kenyan students were presented to the jury and audience who anonymously narrowed the final projects down to three. Due to the quality and competitiveness of the projects, the project Bio Textile and the UNICOM Kit tied for the first position whereas the project Horrae smart irrigation came in as the 1st runners up. Get further information here.
Lions of science (LoS) is a charitable organization registered in Kenya and Germany. Its major focus is to empower and capacity build young Kenyan university and college students in Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Our vision at LoS is to alleviate poverty in Kenya and Africa through fostering socio-economic development through Science, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship with the mission to enhance capacity of youth and women in STEM to integrate Science, Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
Lions of science annually celebrates the LoS Awards ceremony in Nairobi where the best early-stage innovative projects of the year are awarded with prize, offered contacts, mentorship, incubation at partners like iHub or Nailab and entrepreneurship capacity building for further development of the projects. This is usually achieved through the LoS Hub and the LoS Academy which also ensures that the students are well prepared for the LoS Awards.
The LoS Awards are celebrated annually with students sending in their projects directly on the LoS website http://www.lionsofscience.org/index.php/awards. The website is periodically open for the students to send in their projects. The students are then taken in for various trainings and workshops as they wait for the challenge at the end of the year.