A six-member all girls team from Archbishop Porter Girls Senior High School is set to represent Ghana at the FIRST Global Challenge, a yearly international robotics challenge.
The girls will be competing against other high school students from over 150 countries in order to create a robot that can solve the global problem of finding access to clean water. Access to clean water is now a global crisis and more people die from lack of access to clean water each year than are lost at war.
FIRST Global, the organisers of the event are a U.S-based not-for-profit public charity that seeks to ignite a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) among the over 2 billion youths all over the world through a series of competitions that help to show the excitement and practicability of STEM education.
The Archbishop Porter Girls will be accompanied by Linda Ansong, the Executive Director of STEMbees, of which they are members. STEMbees is an organisation which seeks for equity in STEM fields by encouraging, mentoring and empowering more young African women to pursue their dreams in STEM.
The girls are especially proud to represent Ghana and are excited to prove that girls can excel in STEM fields.
The FIRST Global Challenge will take place from 16th to 18th July at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington D.C.