The Black Science, Technology and Engineering Professionals (BSTEP), is a non-profit organization that was established in 2005. It is a non-profit Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) advocacy organization that seeks to promote the attainment of a critical mass of SET skills locally, regionally and internationally.
Apart from the goal of achieving competitive SET skills among the black community; we also aim to develop the Black SET Professionals to become responsible leaders within their respective areas of SET and in the general public domain.
It was common during the 11th-16th century for scholars from far and distant places to converge and engage at the then magnificent and glorious Timbuktu in Mali, West Africa. Those were the days. Not only was the place known for trade in gold, ivory, salt but BOOKS as well. Matters such as astronomy and mathematics that are today considered as complex where already being tackled by the ancient Black and other African scholars. But sadly, wars and invasion by Europeans, in particular France, brought down what was perhaps one of the best scholastic eras in our continent.