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To Donate to Specific ISTG Programs or Initiatives

The Innovative Science & Technology Group (ISTG) - is a non-profit [501(c)(3)] organization dedicated to the advancement of science and technology in Africa. Our goal is to help usher in the next generation of African-based technologies. In achieving our objective we would like to partner with individuals as well as institutions that share our common beliefs and goals.

The following are ISTG's main projects and initiatives that require your financial support:

ISTG's Online Publications
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ISTG's online publications SISTEM® and ViewPoints, ISTG’s online publications SISTEM® and ViewPoints features exceptional individuals and institutions who contribute to innovation and social welfare as they pertain to the fields of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) in underrepresented STEM communities in the US and abroad, namely Africa.

To make a donation to ISTG's Online Publication's fund, please click below


ISTG Young Achievers Scholarship

A core value of ISTG is to support students in achieving their academic pursuit and goals. It is with this objective that ISTG has established the ISTG Young Achievers Scholarship, aimed at rewarding students that have demonstrated academic perseverance and excellence, high standards of leadership and notable community service.
The ISTG Young Achievers Scholarship is awarded to 8th and 9th grade students attending a US school.

Click here for more information on the scholarships offered by ISTG, and the application process.


Project - AFARA™

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The primary goals of Project AFARA, ISTGs 4 weeks international joint (US & Africa) environmental science student project initiative, Project AFARA™, are: first, to help encourage greater interest in science and technology among middlle and high school students that are underrepresented in the sciences in both the US and Africa and second, to foster greater global awareness, communication and cooperation among these young students. Scientific and technical proficiency, coupled with global awareness, are fast becoming vital skills in an increasingly interconnected world. Click here for more information.

To make a donation to ISTG's Project AFARA™ fund, please click below:


Project - UJAMAA™

ISTG's Project UJAMAA is a unique 4-week international high school technology and business initiative. Ujamaa means "work together" or "cooperative economics" in Swahili, and it is in this spirit that ISTG created a project centered on technological business applications. During this project, US and African students will work together to study the viability of commercial technologies. Throughout this project, students will be introduced to new concepts in technology, economics, manufacturing and marketing, and will study how all these disciplines can be inter-related. Click here for more information.

To make a donation to ISTG's Project UJAMAA™ fund, please click below:


Project - Africa Tomorrow
African Hands

The principal objective of Africa Tomorrow is to develop a U.S.- sponsored African-based program geared towards the advancement of scientific research and development within African educational institutions, specifically universities and technikons. The project brings together US and African scientists to develop enabling technologies that would radically improve the infrastructure of sub-Saharan Africa. Project areas include renewable energy, portable medical diagnostics, and clean water production. Development in any of these areas could significantly improve the lives of the average African, particularly

those living in rural areas. For example, according to an IMF survey in 2008 nearly two-thirds of all sub-Saharan African countries "suffered accute energy crises" in recent years. The inability for many Africans to gain access to a steady supply of electricity ultimately results in a diminished standard of living. Africa Tomorrow is aimed at tackling such problems by funding advanced African-based technologies, with the particular constraint that such technologies be affordable, dependable, and accessible.

To achieve this, we need your help in reaching our goal of raising $3.5 million over the next year. 100% of donations will go to the Africa Tomorrow Initiative, and you will receive monthly updates of project development.


To make a donation to ISTG's Africa Tomorrow Initiative fund, please click below:


Mail-in Donations - You also have the option to mail in your donations to ISTG. Please download our donation form, complete it and mail to:

600 N. Neil Street
PO Box #1292
Champaign, IL 61824

How Your Donations for ISTG Projects are Used - Nearly 90% of all financial donations for ISTG projects are spent directly on the materials required to conduct the various projects, as well as the student participants. Please click here to learn more..

Note: ISTG is a [501(c)(3)] nonprofit organization, and as such all donations are 100% tax deductible for U.S taxpayers. ISTG appreciates your support and your generosity.
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