Genius Bee, a national innovation programme where secondary school students in Nigeria interact and get together to learn capacity building, has opened applications for its 2022 innovation programme.
The Innovation Programme aims to provide the next generation hands-on trainings on SDGs, Circular Economy, Green Economy, Waste Recycling and Artificial Intelligence.
According to Genius Bee, their goal is to “develop a network of young innovators and change-makers that would impact the world, through their transformative actions and innovative solutions”.
“We intend to create a global student platform fully dedicated to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), where youngsters can be trained, connect and access a unique ecosystem of experts, mentors, investors, government and non-government organizations”.
The Innovation programme features a bootcamp training and multi-educational contests which includes essay writing, spellings, speech presentation, arithmetic, waste innovation and more.
As a central part of the experience, the young talents will be immersed in a daylong bootcamp where they will receive training and support from facilitators and mentors to frame problems and develop early-stage prototype solutions within their interested SDG.
The Tournament will be held after the Bootcamp. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd Positions in the six states will partake in the final competition and the top three (3) schools will be given the grand prize of 200,000 Naira, 150,000 Naira and 100,000 Naira respectively.