Sep 25 – 30, 2023
Protea Hotel King George
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Genius in Africa

Sep 27, 2023, 5:00 PM
13m
Charlotte Room (Protea Hotel King George)

Charlotte Room

Protea Hotel King George

Contributed Oral Presentation Physics Education and Outreach Parallel Session 2

Speaker

Jesutofunmi Fajemisin (University of South Florida, USA)

Description

Genius in Africa (GiA) is a platform that searches out and supports the best and most promising students residing in the rural areas of Africa. Our primary objective is to locate and assist rural geniuses and also support them towards achieving their goals. Rural geniuses in this context are both the reached (via technology) and the unreached talents across the continents that have mastered the art of doing much with the little resources available.

In their day-to-day activities, children can be subjected to misinformation under the disguise of religion and other organized philosophical ideas. The quality of information they are exposed to at an early age has a great influence on who they will become in the future. Many of these children have skills in different vocations like hunting, cooking, and even arithmetic through buying and selling. The question here is, "How can we maximize these talents and, through them, raise the next generation of problem solvers across all areas of life?"

Through outreach, book support, and other promising media, GiA is designed with the purpose of reaching out to our rural geniuses across the continent. GiA proposes to develop an effective outreach and communication strategy for young pupils to channel them toward education and training, keep them away from negative influences and misinformation, and support their societal growth and advancement.

Contact Information
Jesutofunmi Ayo Fajemisin
geniusinafricaa@gmail.com
aybami52@gmail.com

Abstract Category Community Engagement

Primary author

Jesutofunmi Fajemisin (University of South Florida, USA)

Presentation materials