<P>?Q*OREDO0LQLPXP *0LQ ODXQFKHG?QQRYDWH6DORQHRXU Sierra Leone initiative led by David Sengeh that challenges youth to work collaboratively to create design solutions for problems D?HFWLQJWKHLUFRPPXQLWLHV7KH?DJVKLSSURJUDPDQDWLRQDO ?QQRYDWLRQ&KDOOHQJH ?Q&KDOOHQJH KDVEHHQZLOGO\\VXFFHVVIXOLQ engaging experienced youth who have a track record of geeking RXWLQWKH?HOGRIVRFLDOLQQRYDWLRQ$WWKH0?70HGLD/DEZKHUH David is a biomechatronics engineer, the process of learning by doing is embedded into the DNA of the students. David, and some colleagues from MIT and The University of Sierra Leone, designed ?QQRYDWH6DORQHDVWKH?UVWQDWLRQDO\\RXWKLQQRYDWLRQFKDOOHQJH supported by GMin. 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