STEM Camp for Girls in Minna: Promoting Creativity

by Timeout for Africa Education and Sports Foundation
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STEM Camp for Girls in Minna: Promoting Creativity
STEM Camp for Girls in Minna: Promoting Creativity
STEM Camp for Girls in Minna: Promoting Creativity
STEM Camp for Girls in Minna: Promoting Creativity
STEM Camp for Girls in Minna: Promoting Creativity
STEM Camp for Girls in Minna: Promoting Creativity
STEM Camp for Girls in Minna: Promoting Creativity
STEM Camp for Girls in Minna: Promoting Creativity
STEM Camp for Girls in Minna: Promoting Creativity
STEM Camp for Girls in Minna: Promoting Creativity
STEM Camp for Girls in Minna: Promoting Creativity
STEM Camp for Girls in Minna: Promoting Creativity
STEM Camp for Girls in Minna: Promoting Creativity
STEM Camp for Girls in Minna: Promoting Creativity
STEM Camp for Girls in Minna: Promoting Creativity
STEM Camp for Girls in Minna: Promoting Creativity
STEM Camp for Girls in Minna: Promoting Creativity
STEM Camp for Girls in Minna: Promoting Creativity
STEM Camp for Girls in Minna: Promoting Creativity
STEM Camp for Girls in Minna: Promoting Creativity
STEM Camp for Girls in Minna: Promoting Creativity
STEM Camp for Girls in Minna: Promoting Creativity
STEM Camp for Girls in Minna: Promoting Creativity
STEM Camp for Girls in Minna: Promoting Creativity
STEM Camp for Girls in Minna: Promoting Creativity
STEM Camp for Girls in Minna: Promoting Creativity
STEM Camp for Girls in Minna: Promoting Creativity
STEM Camp for Girls in Minna: Promoting Creativity
STEM Camp for Girls in Minna: Promoting Creativity
STEM Camp for Girls in Minna: Promoting Creativity
STEM Camp for Girls in Minna: Promoting Creativity
STEM Camp for Girls in Minna: Promoting Creativity
STEM Camp for Girls in Minna: Promoting Creativity
Our STEM girls back at school after the break.
Our STEM girls back at school after the break.
Timeout4Africa has great news to share with you.  For the 1st time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, STEM Girls are back in school and STEM activities have resumed.  The girls’ involvement with TimeOut4Africa and STEM activities has led to great interest in STEM and the girls were all looking forward to getting back to school and getting involved in learning activities.
 
Using COVID-19 as a teachable moment, STEM girls learned about the importance of taking safety precautions to prevent the transmission of viruses. Learning the process for social distancing, hand washing, and wearing personal protective gear was important for overall safety.
 
Project Leader Dr. Kolo discussed how STEM professionals are important in understanding how the Coronavirus travels as well as how research and development will help scientists develop a vaccine for the virus.  Additional, Project Leader Mrs. Joy, assisted the STEM Girls during a computer class as they used simulations to see how the Coronavirus invades the human body.  Thanks to your support, the donated computers were critically important as Timeout4Africa worked to help girls in Africa learn about STEM and the world around them. 
Thank you again for your continuous support which allows Timeout4Africa to reach more kids and make a positive impact in their lives. Please stay connected with us on social media @timeout4africa. Also, visit www.Timeout4Africa.com to make a tax deductible donation on December 1st ( Giving Tuesday) to any of our projects. All donations on that day will be matched. 
Sanitize!!!
Sanitize!!!
Hand washing!!
Hand washing!!
Dr Kolo addressing the girls.
Dr Kolo addressing the girls.
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Timeout4Africa COVID-19 relief team at work
Timeout4Africa COVID-19 relief team at work

Timeout4Africa education and sports foundation has embarked on a COVID relief program to assist our kids and their families during these challenging time. The COVID relief project assisted over 25 STEM girls and there families. The sudden lock down and pandemic affected our school kids and there inabilities to come out and participate in School and the STEM program, the wages of a lot of parents who are daily earners were also affected so we have learnt some of the families where having a hard time even feeding there kids.Our team was out at a lot of our STEM girls homes creating awareness on the virus spread and protection. Out team provided mask and hand sanitizer to the girls and their families. They also provided palliative and food item to the girls and also checked on their well-being. Maryam one of our STEM scholarship recipient was very greatfull for the items, she send her thank you.

Thank you to everyone for the continuous support at this challenging time. Timeout4Africa Foundation looks forward to working with our instructors/teacher to assisting them with the new normal .
Thank you very much and please continue to support our projects at www. Timeout4Africa.com. Or make a direct donation to our COVID relief fundraiser below. You can also follow us on social media at @timeout4africa onTwitter, Timeout4Africa_foundation_ on Instagram and Timeout4Africa education and sports foundation on Facebook.

A STEM girl with her gifts.
A STEM girl with her gifts.
The team at Maryam home.
The team at Maryam home.
The COVID-19 relief team at work.
The COVID-19 relief team at work.
ChidiNma and her Palliatives.
ChidiNma and her Palliatives.

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Hello and thank you from our STEM girls
Hello and thank you from our STEM girls

Time Out 4Africa hosted the 4th Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) EXPO for girls in Minna Nigeria.  The EXPO was designed to expose girls, ages 7-10, to the basics of STEM Education.  Thirty-five girls were exposed to basic science experiments, coding through the use of code.org, robotics through the use of code and go mouse sets. Twenty-five of the girls that attended the EXPO where returning from the 2019 EXPO. Twelve of those girls stated that the STEM EXPO was the first time that they were exposed to STEM education.  They were so excited!

Funds donated to Time Out 4Africa’s STEM Camp in Minna were used to purchase the STEM supplies used at the camp.  Funds were also used to purchase drinks and snacks that were provided at the event. Additionally,all the  girls were given a Time Out 4Africa 10 anniversary bookbag for school supplies .

Girls at the EXPO received information on STEM careers and they were encouraged to think about the possibilities of a STEM career opportunity. The girls expressed excitement about engaging in the STEM activities and learning about STEM careers

Your donation made a difference and with your continued support, Time Out 4Africa can reach more girls in Minna, Nigeria, exposing them to the possiblies of STEM careers. 

Please follow us on Instagram and Twitter @Timeout4Africa. Also, visit our website at www.timeout4africa.com for upcoming events and to support us during the year. We appreciate your support during March 6th - 13th, 2020 as we compete again for a spot on the GlobalGiving Girls Fund.

Our girls showing off there bags with gifts
Our girls showing off there bags with gifts
Students with there instructors
Students with there instructors
Our girls shine in class.
Our girls shine in class.
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Our girls in class.
Our girls in class.

Thank you for your generous donation in support of the Timeout4africa education and sports foundation.We have great news to share with you

Time 4Africa foundation provided scholarships to two STEM GIRLS SHINE EXPO participants in Minna Nigeria for the upcoming school year. The STEM GIRLS SHINE Scholarship provided this year also about $600 to each participant which will cover school tuition, uniforms, transportation and book fees for this year . Happiness and Favour who were our recepiants last year will continue to enjoy the scholarship for the upcoming year also. The girls involvement with TimeOut4Africa and STEM activities has lead to great interest in science by the boys also. We are happy to say the boys now also use the donated computers for there science classes.

The day was also marked by the visit to the school ( Mawo International School, Minna) by the Timeout4africa foundation team. Mr Harisson was present during one of the STEM girls computer class. The girls have taken great interest in these weekly classes which encourages the girls to put there donated computers to use.

Thank you again for helping us extend our work to reach more kids and make impacts  in there lives. Please stay connected with us on social media, visit www.Timeout4Africa.com to make a tax deductible donation and to learn about upcoming events.

All smiles and loving the class.
All smiles and loving the class.
Mr Jiya assisting the girls.
Mr Jiya assisting the girls.
Creative minds at work.
Creative minds at work.
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Stem girls at the Excursion
Stem girls at the Excursion
     Timeout4Africa Education and Sports Foundation continues to expose our STEM girls to STEM experiences.  In July 2019, Mawo School STEM Girls went on an excursion to Habees Water Bottling Company in Minna, Nigeria.
    Habees is a table water bottling company, located in the Minna Metropolis, with a capacity of processing about 100,000 bottles of water per day. The STEM Girls saw the water purifying process comprising the use of sand filter, carbon filter, and resin to remove particles and carbon from untreated water. The girls were in awe of the size of water tanks used in this process.
     While in the facility, the STEM Girls went to the blowing room where they saw prefab plastic put into a machine and blown into a mold in the shape of the bottle.  The process fasicnated the STEM Girls and two of the girls were given the opportiunty to use the machine to produce 2 bottles. The girls said they will never forget the experince at the bottling company and they learned about the importance of the water purifying process. 
     The STEM Girls also visited the production room where the water is further purified using UV light to kill  bacteria. Additionally, the girls observed the water bottles being filled with water by the filler and they watched the label shrinker machine apply the labels onto the bottles.  Once this process was complete,  the water was ready to be packaged for distribution. The entire process is automated which further ignited the girls' love for STEM. Precious Udekwe, one of the STEM girls on the trip stated, "It was an interesting and educative experience for me and other STEM girls. We saw for the first time ever, how  water we consume daily undergoes various purification processes to make it safe for drinking and keep us healthy."
  At the end of the excursion, the girls took group photographs with staff of the company expressing thanks for having them and gain such experience. The girls subsequently had lunch and returned to school. 
   Thank you very much for your donations. Without your suport, these types of experienes are not possible. Please continue to support us with donations during the year at www.Timeout4Africa.com. 



Hello from the STEM girls
Hello from the STEM girls
Our girls telling the Factory manager thank you.
Our girls telling the Factory manager thank you.
Our girls listening to the technician.
Our girls listening to the technician.
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Location: Minna, Niger State - Nigeria
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Jonathan Kolo
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