Our Vision

To produce world class scientists and engineers which would excel in the global market and  realize the country's industrialization plan.

Our Mission

  • To provide early exposure to young boys and girls to hands on Science and Engineering experiences and spark interest to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths as their future careers. 
  • To promote true learning through trial and error, critical thinking, inquiry, discovery, teamwork, collaboration and communication
  • to solve the most pressing problems facing Ethiopia and the world, both today and tomorrow

Our History

STEM Synergy was inspired by the science and academic enrichment programs at the Yemin Orde Youth Village ("YOYV") in Israel.  Half of the village's resident students are of Ethiopian heritage, some are of mixed African origin, and most students are considered at-risk.

In 2004, the Gelfand Family Charitable Trust established the village's Science Center.  That new technical facility encouraged the Ethiopian immigrant students to dream of sophisticated engineering through participation in the international FIRST Robotics Competition.  The team showed energy and skill with their evolving robotics designs.  By their seventh year of participation in the FIRST Competition, the students won top prize in Israel -- an incredible achievement.

Yemin Orde Robotics Team, behind their winning robot.   Yemin Orde Robotics Team, being honored by the late P.M. Shimon Peres

As the Ethiopian students' Robotics Team was earning increasingly impressive awards in Israel, their success also paved the way for establishing STEM as an educational endeavor in their homeland.  STEM Synergy became a successor of the Gelfand initiatives in Ethiopia and adjoining nations. 

Tigray Region, Ethiopia
Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Statul Amhara, Ethiopia