In honor of the International Women’s Month, the Sir Emeka Okwuosa Foundation hosted a hybrid summit at the Dame Irene Okwuosa Memorial Convent featuring Neha Shukla, a 2021 Global Teen Leader, Inventor and TEDx Speaker. This year’s global theme for 2022 is #BreaktheBias.
It comes at a significant moment in time. Women and girls play an invaluable role in building a fairer and more inclusive future with equal opportunity for everyone, here in Africa and around the world. We aim to celebrate the achievements of women and girls that have helped shape the world we know today and we recommit to ensuring that everyone has the chance to reach their full potential, regardless of their gender, ethnicity or background.
The event was hosted at the The Dame Irene Okwuosa Memorial Convent onFriday, the 11th of March 2022. In the Question and Answer session, a student shared her idea of designing a machine that can wash the ONUGBU (Bitter leaf) before cooking. Another student shared how she looks forward remodifying medical research that can cure diseases in Real-time! Innovation in education encourages students and teachers to research, explore, and use all the tools to uncover something new. It also improves education because it compels students to use a higher level of thinking to solve complex problems. Innovation does not just mean the use of technology or new inventions, though these can contribute to innovation. Innovation involves a new way of thinking, thereby helping students develop their creativity and problem-solving skills. In conclusion, Neha Shukla shared a 3-step innovation framework that can help girls to use Science and Technology to solve problems.