Empower Nigerian Students With STEM Skills

by MindAfrica Leadership Initiative
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Empower Nigerian Students With STEM Skills
Empower Nigerian Students With STEM Skills
Empower Nigerian Students With STEM Skills
Empower Nigerian Students With STEM Skills
Empower Nigerian Students With STEM Skills
Empower Nigerian Students With STEM Skills
Empower Nigerian Students With STEM Skills

Summary

This project aims to empower underserved students through hands-on STEM education and life skills that will prepare them for gainful employment and lifelong self-sufficiency. Your donation will give students access to a free after-school program that provides mentoring and resources for real-life applications of STEM not in the curriculum. They will gain essential skills in technology, innovation and creative problem-solving for future careers in a number of growing, in-demand fields.

$427
total raised
13
donors
0
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
5
years

Challenge

Low representation of students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education and careers has resulted in a loss of human capital in the Nigerian technology workforce and inability to compete in the global economy. This low STEM representation is prevalent among low-income students in public schools, who typically lack access to STEM basics i.e. modern laboratories, desktop or laptop computers and the Internet and are excluded from opportunities to work and live above poverty.

Solution

This project will provide equitable opportunities for underserved students through a free STEM-educational program that offers access to STEM resources and a series of hands-on workshops ranging from computer programming to robotics. Designed to show the real-life applications of STEM, activities will spark the interest of students at an early age and result in higher STEM representation. Low-income students wil acquire essential skills for global competitiveness and advance the Nigerian economy

Long-Term Impact

The long term goals are to enhance the quality of life for underserved youths who would otherwise be excluded from future opportunities for gainful employment; develop the future technology workforce who have the potential of growing Nigeria's industrial and technology sectors, and advance the nation's economy to become among the top 20 economies by 2020.

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Organization Information

MindAfrica Leadership Initiative

Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers State - Nigeria
Website:
Olere Iluebbey
Project Leader:
Olere Iluebbey
Port Harcourt, Rivers State Nigeria

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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