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When the sky is no longer the limit Intelsat brings more STEM to students in Africa

Intelsat, operator of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial network is expanding its partnership with MaxIQ Space (formerly Xinabox) in delivering its Xinabox Space STEM (space, technology, engineering, and math) program to teenagers across the African continent.

The intensive program culminates in students designing, building, and launching satellites into space. This unique opportunity is entirely virtual, with each student receiving a STEM kit and engaging in virtual workshops delivered by space education specialists.

This is the second year Intelsat has partnered with MaxIQ Space, bringing the love of space to teens across the African continent.

“We are honored to play a role in the MaxIQ Space program for a second year,” said Hans Geldenhuys, Intelsat director of sales, Africa. “Almost half of the world’s population still does not have access to broadband technology. Intelsat is committed to changing this by expanding access to broadband connectivity and investing in STEM programs to prepare children around the globe to participate in a tech-forward future.”

Intelsat will sponsor 30 scholarships for the Space STEM program for candidates who successfully meet the following criteria:

  • Between the ages of 14 and 18

  • Live on the African continent

  • Demonstrate a passion for and knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM),

  • Have a clear interest in all things 'Space'

  • Have access to the internet through a smart device with browser capability

  • Have browser skills

  • Are proficient in English

To apply, applicants must complete an online form found on the Intelsat website, a space-related quiz and submit a short explanation on why they should be selected for this unique program. The deadline to apply is November 30, 2021.

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