T-Shirts and wristbands for STEM Girls Shine Expo
Time Out 4Africa hosted the 3rd Annual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) EXPO for girls in Minna Nigeria on January 28, 2019.
The EXPO was designed to expose girls, ages 7-12 to the basics of STEM Education. Fourty-five girls were exposed to basic science and engineer activities. This highlight of this year’s EXPO was the engagement with the Keva Planks. The use of the Keva Planks promoted teamwork, creativity, and innovation, all skills needed by a STEM professionals. Twenty-nine of the girls in attendance were returning from the 2017 EXPO. Ten 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, girls were given a Time Out 4Africa 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.
We were happy to see the the two scholarship recipients of the STEM GiRLS SHINE Award, Favor and Esther present during the expo. The Timeout 4Africa Foundation pays for school tuition, uniforms, bus transportation to school, sports wear and extra computer lessons for both of them.
Your donation made a difference and with your continued support, TimeOut4Africa 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 1-15, 2018 as we compete again for a spot on the GlobalGiving Girls Fund.
Kids working on there structures with Keva planks
Group photo with some kids, staff and Mr Kolo
More pictures with staff and Timeout4africa team.