Group picture at the STM camp in Minna
Time Out 4Africa hosted the 2nd 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, and engineering through the use of Legos. Twenty-five of the girls that attended the EXPO where returning from the 2016 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 and a personal lego kit.
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.
This year TimeOut 4Africa awarded 2 of the camp girls a scholarship for the academic school year. The award was titled the STEM GiRLS SHINE Award. This award went to Esther and Favour. The Timeout 4Africa Foundation will pay for school tuition, uniforms, bus transportation to school, sports wear and extra computer lessons.
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.
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Gift bag presentation with Mr Kolo and principal.
Kids in action building with Kiva blocks.
Our STEM girls checking out there gifts.
Our Girls in there classroom during our visit.
Mr Kolo, Favour and Esther