Nurturing a new generation of Techpreneurs and innovative problem solvers
Sayans Academy is an informal and self-organized innovation space where youth learn science and technology with real life application through intense self-learning and practical experimentation and development of tech businesses.
scholars are supported to pursue their passions and turn their ideas into technology businesses through self-learning, intense mentoring and project based learning.
As a country where almost 4 out of 5 people are below the age of 30, Uganda has one of the world's youngest populations. These young people have the potential to make immense changes to their country. Sayans seeks to empower young individuals and give them the tools they need to innovate and create stable economic growth.
Every day, technology is becoming more inexpensive. The Raspberry Pi is a microcomputer that has the capability of being used as a $35 desktop PC. With the Raspberry Pi, computers become greatly accessible and allow an increasing number of people to access the limitless amount of resources and information found on the internet. Sayans seeks to give computer training to secondary school students using the Raspberry Pi.
Open source technology - software and hardware - is changing the way businesses and technology exist. 3D printing, portable CNC machines, microcomputers and electronic prototyping platforms are allowing people to innovate and share technology from anywhere in the world. By introducing young Ugandans to the open source community, we are allowing them to use their creativity to form businesses that serve the needs of people in developing countries.