Born in Ghana, Ohemaa Adjei Andoh is a certified Transformational Coach and the founder of Girls in Science and Technology (GIST), an organization that advocates for women and girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. They do this by showing a representation of Ghanaian women in STEM to help motivate younger ones, they believe you can be what you see. The organization also provide mentorship, training, and internship opportunities for our young ladies in STEM. Ohemaa Adjei Andoh studied Geological Engineering at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). During her time at KNUST, she held the position of Women in Engineering President/Women’s Commissioner for the College of Engineering (2012/2013). She is the founder of Girls in Science and Technology (GIST). Ohemaa Adjei Andoh Graduated As The Best Female Student In Geological Engineering. Upon graduation, Ohemaa Adjei Andoh joined Schlumberger, an Oil and Gas Service Company for 6 years, where she was trained as a Stimulations Engineer and later as a Cementing Engineer.
Ohemaa Adjei Andoh also runs an Academy for kids called PM STEAM Academy, where they focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics hands-on activities to help them embrace their creativity and to develop their interest in STEAM at an early age. This academy also focuses on building their communication, teamwork, and leadership skills. This also encourages boys and girls to work together in teams.
Speaking to digitaltimes during an interview, Ohemaa Adjei Andoh speaks about her greatest achievement
“I will say my greatest achievement has been the ability to tailor my passion to help the younger generation through STEM. That is through GIST and PM STEAM Academy.”
Like many young people trying to make a difference in the lives of young people, funding becomes a challenge,
“A great challenge is getting financial assistance with Girls in Science and Technology (GIST) to be able to carry out all the impactful projects we have lined up. This is still a challenge but we are learning to impact one person at a time, at the right time we will be able to do even more.
Africa has so much untapped Human knowledge, so many people have not been able to identify that passion they have to use to solve challenges in society. People are not previewed to the knowledge of STEM, I believe with continuous education and creating opportunities for our young ones, we will be able to identify and help develop all the amazing ideas out there. .” She told Digitaltimes
GIST had a YouTube channel, where they show case GIST activities which, give girls the opportunity to connect with women in STEM like Lucy Quist, Dr Elsie Kauffman, Ama Better and Dr. Vanessa Mensah- Kabu Madam Andoh studied science at Achimota Senior High School and pursued Bsc Geological Engineering at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
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