How Little Einstein is inspiring the next Generation of science explorers in Africa

“Creativity is intelligence having fun”, these were the words of Albert Einstein and it is on this note that the Little Einsteins East Africa offers its STEM learning program in different learning institutions in the Nairobi area, as well as In-Lab workshops (at their Explorers Laboratory at 891 Amboseli Road in Lavington, Holiday Camps and Birthday Parties and Events.

Little Einsteins East Africa believes that Science Exploration in young children begins with Fun, and sets the basis for a lifelong interest and knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Learning. The intention of their Science Fair is to showcase the innovation of children in STEM. The children showcasing their projects will be between the ages of 3 and 12 years old.

Its launch took place on May 13th, 2017 at Aga Khan High School and is currently on its 3rd run. The interest in the Science Fair has grown from just about 10 groups to 25 groups of over 100 participants for this year’s and with an attendance of 577 children and adults.

‘Nature, Science and Mechanics’ was the theme of this year’s Science Fair in conjunction with Suntop Africa on the 23rd of March, 2019 at Aga Khan High School. After a rigorous adjudication process by the judges (Janet Mbugua,  Isis Nyong’o, Susan Murabana, Raphael Osoro and Scilla Davey as well as Child judges Elizabeth Ogonji and Alexander Kariuki), the following groups emerged winners in the various categories:

  1. Best Overall Winner— Green Movement (Premier Academy)
  2. Honorary Mention— Newton Mugambi (Shah Lalji Nangpar Academy) and Keldenich Kieran (School of the Nations)
  3.  Pure Sciences—Sparkling Scientists (Shah Lalji Nangpar Academy)
  4. Animal and Environmental Sciences—Green Movement (Premier Academy)
  5. Technology—EMC Hammer (Shah Lalji Nangpar Academy)
  6.  Engineering— Mystical Scientists
  7.  Mathematics— Curious Kids (Kiddie Steps Montessori)
  8. Originality and Creativity— The Flash (Premier Academy)
  9. Knowledge Achieved— Detect A Lie (Kiota School)
  10. Clarity of Expression— Blue Dolphins (Nova Pioneer)
  11. Teamwork— Atomic Girls (Premier Academy)

The winning teams were awarded by various judges and sponsors including Suntop Africa, Safaricom PLC, GA Insurance and Young Scientists Kenya.

Little Einsteins East Africa also has a YouTube Channel where they provides great content for Parents and Children, looking to try out hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities. The Content is locally created, produced and developed for the East African region. The only Children’s Science Show of its kind regionally!