The She Creates STEM Camp helps to intervene early, combat stereotypes and close the STEM gender divide. We equip girls with engineering and technology skills to prepare them to contribute meaningfully to the digital economy. After the pandemic began, the She Creates Camp was converted from a 2-week residential programme to a 4-week virtual boot camp, where the girls learnt Python Programming and Mobile App Development. Help us reach more girls and support low-income girls in participating.
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.
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.
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.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).