About Us

For more than a decade, STEMpower founders have been implementing many successful STEM programs (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in Ethiopia and nearby countries. Pre-university students learn through our hands-on labs, engaging them towards advanced STEM study and careers. STEM enrichment programs bridge genders and ethnicity, fostering peace and development within and among nations.

Our Mission

Solve Societal Problems

Hands-on lab-based STEM education emphasizes real-world problem-solving, creativity, and skill-building empowering youth to engineer their homeland away from stubborn poverty.

Strengthen Nations

Engineering skills complete a country's production value chain, which leads to more exports, fewer imports, and reduced dependency.

Implement Empowerment

Pre-university STEM enrichment enhances education, competency, innovation, and careers on a national scale that "lifts all boats".

Eliminate "Application Bias"

Bring historically-denied access of first-hand STEM lab equipment (not merely books or simulations) to many hundreds of thousands of curious students across sub-Saharan Africa.

Board Members 

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Mark Gelfand
Founder | President

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Shachar Zahavi
Director I Secretary

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Tamrat Berhanu

Director

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Tim Veldman

Director

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Helen Mesfin

Director

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Abebe Girmay
Director | Treasurer

Executive

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Kidist Gebreamlak
CEO | Executive Director

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Edwin Kumfa
CEO

Scientific Advisory Board

STEMpower South Sudan Board

Dan Lacks

Chair, Chemical Engineering

CWRU, USA

Alice Mudiri

Head Master

Beverly School of Kenya

John Akec

Vice Chancellor

University of Juba, South Sudan

Pauline Riak

Vice Chancellor 

Rumbek University Science and Technology

Christopher T. Rowe

Proffessor

University of Juba

Mou Riiny

President

Sungate Solar Solutions

Staff Members

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Dr. Simenew Keskes
Country Representative

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Abel Tefera

STEMpower-Visa Project Manager

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Biruk Demissie

FabLab Technical  Expert

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Tigist Yonas

Finance Officer

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Israel Gebru
FabLab Electronics Expert

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Anteneh Fisseha
STEM Operations Manager

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Yohannes Bogale 
IT & FabLab Technical Expert

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Eyob Ayechew

Electronics Expert

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Bereket Getachew

Executive Coordinator

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Yenenesh Girma
General Service

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Nigist Tilahun

STEM Centers Director

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Fasil Woldegebriel

Consultant

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Merkineh Petros

FabLab Centers Coordinator

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Tariqua Bekele

FabLab Attendant

STEMpower South Sudan Staff Members

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Richard Ring Kuach 
Chief Installation Expert

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Marial Daniel Kuol
Operations Officer

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