The Emerging Leaders and Entrepreneurs of Rwanda (ELE Rwanda) has taken the road less traveled by seeking to empower the youth of Rwanda by not only providing them with opportunities to showcase and improve their endeavors, but also by giving them the knowledge and the right inspiration to create unique and innovative solutions to the challenges of today.
Starting today July 1 to July 15, the Creativity and Innovation Camp gives students who are interested in technology and innovation an opportunity to discuss how modern technology can be used to solve some of the challenge their communities faces.
Students will join groups and work on creatively crafted experiments that demonstrate the basics of chosen technological principles and then use their imagination and apply the technology to a known local challenge.
Themed Wireless Technologies, student have an opportunity to discuss some of the modern technologies that are the basis of Global Positioning System devices (GPS), Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) and principles of wireless networks to tackle what they see unfit in their society.
According to organisers the theme is even more fitting in the case of Rwanda and Africa, where mobile technology is increasingly becoming the cornerstone of socio-economic stability.
The event is going down at Kicukiro College of Technology, one of the technological schools in Rwanda and is open to anyone with a genuine interest in the application of technology in science, design, agriculture, art.
The Creativity and Innovation Camp is a follow up of last years I-can-do-it-too engineering camp held at Kigali Institute of Science and Technology by engineering graduates from Oklahoma Christian University