We caught up with Ndukife Chijindum Ogochukwu, one of the 2019/2020 beneficiaries of the YellowRose Launch Pad scholarship Scheme recently and below are highlights from our conversation.

Can we meet you please?

My name is Ndukife Chijindum Ogochukwu

How then did you hear about the YRLP scholarship scheme?

My mum’s friend introduced my mum and I to the launchpad scholarship programme.

What’s your level of education?

I am currently in ss3.

We love that you chose to study science subjects. Could you tell us what exactly sparked your interest in STEM?

I have always loved science especially the engineering aspect it makes me express myself and the ability to use my hands to achieve something very meaningful.

Tell us more about getting the scholarship, I know you are very pleased that you got it. What did the scholarship mean to you and your family?

I was very excited and happy to receive such good news

Why did you choose to study STEM?

I have always loved engineering so I continued developing interest in it which made me really determined to study it.

Do you currently belong to any STEM Group/Organization?

No I am currently not in any STEM organization.

Can you share your thoughts about females studying STEM?

I feel it is important because you hardly find a woman/girl who is interested in science most especially the engineering aspect so the men feel it is their jurisdiction and no lady can occupy that position .

If you could have any superpower,what would it be?

I really can’t decide but if I had any superpower I would use it for a good cause.

Do you have any word of advice for young girls who want to study STEM?

My advise to them is to give it their best and put in a lot of hard work into being the best and also not to let any man or boy intimidate them for choosing STEM .

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