Send 100 Girls to STEM Camp in Nigeria

by Women's Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) Vetted since 2016 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit
Send 100 Girls to STEM Camp in Nigeria
Send 100 Girls to STEM Camp in Nigeria
Send 100 Girls to STEM Camp in Nigeria
Send 100 Girls to STEM Camp in Nigeria
Send 100 Girls to STEM Camp in Nigeria
Send 100 Girls to STEM Camp in Nigeria
Send 100 Girls to STEM Camp in Nigeria
Send 100 Girls to STEM Camp in Nigeria
Send 100 Girls to STEM Camp in Nigeria
Send 100 Girls to STEM Camp in Nigeria
Send 100 Girls to STEM Camp in Nigeria
Send 100 Girls to STEM Camp in Nigeria
Send 100 Girls to STEM Camp in Nigeria

Summary

The She Creates STEM Camp helps to intervene early, combat stereotypes and tackle the STEM gender divide. We teach girls to build technology, develop science, engineering and technology skills and prepare for related careers. Our two-week immersion programmes empower girls to contribute meaningfully to the digital economy and improve their economic opportunities. Please help us set-up 3 new camps across Nigeria and take 100+ girls to technology camp in 2019 and beyond!

$40,000
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$24,854
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Challenge

Globally, only 35% of girls enter further education in STEM subjects. In Nigeria, women make up just 22% of the total number of Science, Engineering and Technology university graduates each year. Data from the World Economic Forum shows that, across industries, many job roles will be significantly based on and enhanced by the use of technology. Without the technical and creative skills to work in and thrive in these industries, women will be shut-off from these important economic opportunities.

Solution

Research shows that early-stage interventions - like the She Creates Camp - provide a good opportunity to get girls interested in STEM subjects. Through a mix of classes, workshops, presentations and excursions, the She Creates Camp teaches girls 13 to 17 years how to create useful technologies through science, programming, engineering, electronics, film-making and digital content creation. 24.14% of our alumnae surveyed are either studying or have completed a STEM degree.

Long-Term Impact

Replicating the W.TEC Camp in 3 additional cities across Nigeria will triple our impact by making the camp accessible to over 100 girls. Equipping Nigerian women and girls with skills to participate in the digital economy, encourages more girls to technology careers and help produce solutions that address local and global problems. This also empowers girls and women with the ability to navigate and contribute meaningfully to the digital economy and improve their economic opportunities.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.wtec.org.ng
Newspaper Article
2016 Camp Alumna Testimonials
News article on the W.TEC Camp
2017 Girls Technology Camp Highlights

Organization Information

Women's Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC)

Location: Lagos - Nigeria
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @wteconline
Project Leader:
Oreoluwa Lesi
Lagos, Nigeria
$15,146 raised of $40,000 goal
 
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