SCIFRO INC.

Frontiers In Science For Africa

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We work to enable young Africans innovate medical and energy devices to solve local problems through Advancing Engineering Education, Entrepreneurship Skill Development, and Partnering with Industry.

Advancing Engineering Education

SCIFRO sets up local students for success with hands-on science and engineering teaching kits, crafting lesson plans and more.

Entrepreneurship Skill Development

SCIFRO provides workshops to enhance entrepreneurial spirit and support translation of engineering projects to market.

Partnering with Industry

SIFRO enables students transition to the work force and/or advance their entrepreneurial ventures to manufacturing by fostering partnership with local industry allies.

ABOUT
SCIFRO INC

Africans for Africa: Empowering students in Africa to solve local problems through scientific research and innovation.

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SciFro Inc. is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization (Federal EIN: 85-0555431) and welcomes donations from individuals by clicking the Donate button.

  • Dec. 2017

    Iwnetim Abate and Loza Tadesse conceived the concept and vision of SCIFRO and started with a pilot school at University of Gondar. They were accepted with enthusiasm from students and faculty. They collected valuable feedback from participants. They also gave lectures at Addis Ababa Science and Technology University (AASTU) and created collaboration.

  • Apr. 2019

  • Jun. 2019

    The second pilot of the summer school took place in Addis Ababa at AASTU with 50 students and 13 instructors from North America. The official name SCIFRO and its logo were conceived at this time. SCIFRO created local collaboration with Addis Ababa University for future ventures.

  • Oct. 2019

    Iwnetim Abate and Loza Tadesse attended Gates Grand Challenge annual meeting representing SCIFRO

  • Nov. 2019

    Iwnetim Abate, Loza Tadesse and Manu Prakash held a workshop at Addis Ababa University for 80 students and instructors. This marked the official start of the foldscope initiative in Ethiopia. We followed up on the eight students we were mentoring one on one and two of our students started research with professors at Addis Ababa University.

  • Mar. 2020

    SciFro became a non profit(501(c)(3)) organization

  • July. 2020

    SciFro won a prestigious grant from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

    July. 2020

We work to enable young Africans innovate medical and energy devices to solve local problems through Advancing Engineering Education, Entrepreneurship Skill Development, and Partnering with Industry.

Advancing Engineering Education

SCIFRO sets up local students for success with hands-on science and engineering teaching kits, crafting lesson plans and more.

Entrepreneurship Skill Development

SCIFRO provides workshops to enhance entrepreneurial spirit and support translation of engineering projects to market.

Partnering with Industry

SIFRO enables students transition to the work force and/or advance their entrepreneurial ventures to manufacturing by fostering partnership with local industry allies.

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What We Do

We work together with institutions in Africa to enable African high school and college students to innovate affordable technologies that solve local problems in areas of health and energy.

  • Design and fabricate teaching kits for affordable medical devices and energy solutions that consider local context
  • Organize impressive boot camps for high school, college students and teachers
  • Work with schools and ministry of education to incorporate the teaching kits with local pedagogy
  • Provide platform for the interaction between scientist and educators in diaspora with local students and teachers

Developing engineering kits

Developing engineering kits

Hosting Bootcamps

Hosting Bootcamps

Our Partners

 

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