The Launch Of YST
Young Scientist Tanzania was established in July 2011. The main objectives of the YST are the promotion and popularisation of science and technology; linking science and technology to active citizenship and the fight against poverty; and improving the teaching of the sciences. It was officially launched during Science Week in November 2011 by Prof Mbarawa, Minister for Science, Communication and Technology. with
Eric Gregory, Pearson Foundation and Lorcan Fullam, Irish Ambassador to Tanzania were special guest speakers at the launch.
Four schools presented projects at the official launch in Mnazi Moja in the baking hot sun. Each school presented a project from each of the four categories as in the Irish model.