Seiba Abdul Rahman

Peer Mentor (EcoSTEM)

I am Seiba Abdul Rahman, a final-year student at the University of Edinburgh studying electronics and electrical engineering. I will be the EcoSTEM mentor for EduSpots. I am from Bimbilla in Ghana’s Nanumba North municipality.

I received all of my elementary and secondary school education in the northern region of Ghana, and there was always one critical component that schools and communities lacked: access to educational resources. That is why, during my A-level studies at the African Science Academy in Tema, I joined EduSpots as a changemaker. My goal of providing students with educational resources and a peaceful environment to study was realised when I was able to establish a library in Bimbila township, the capital of the Nanumba North district.

My interest in STEM led me to pursue a degree in electronics and electrical engineering at the University of Edinburgh, where I was awarded a MasterCard Foundation scholarship in 2019. I am passionate about using my STEM knowledge and experience to help ease the challenges students face when learning STEM subjects in elementary school by assisting in the design of environmentally sustainable experiments and guiding them through their successful execution.

I am delighted to be a part of EduSpots and to be working as the ecoSTEM mentor, where I will have the opportunity to bring innovation and change how students perceive STEM subjects positively. I like to nap in my spare time. I enjoy playing football outside of work and have represented the University of Edinburgh women’s football team.