STEM Education for African Girls


The Visiola Foundation’s After-school STEM clubs for girls will be held in 25 different secondary schools in FCT, Abuja. This club session runs from  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. depending on the time allocated to the instructors from the school. During the program, students will be taught mobile app development.

They will be given tasks and assignments that will challenge their thinking and also spark creativity in their minds. The After School STEM club aims to inspire a degree of responsibility in the students to accept challenges in their locality as opportunities instead of shying away and leveraging the power of app development and IT to create lasting value.

The Visiola Foundation’s after-school STEM Clubs For Girls aim to produce the following outcomes:

  • Increased STEM knowledge and skills, evidenced by improved academic performance.

  • Increased confidence in studying STEM subjects.

  • Increased number of young women graduating from university with STEM degrees.

  • Increased number of women leading successful careers in the STEM fields.

  • Increased number of female innovators tackling important challenges to improve socio-economic development in Nigeria and Africa.

  • Improved attitudes toward STEM fields and careers, while tackling inhibiting gender stereotypes.

Students will become strong problem solvers who are excellent at seeing openings in challenging circumstances, analytical thinkers, analytic personalities, and powerful innovators by the end of the academic term. The stem club sessions will run from May 6 – June 28, 2024, for 8 weeks. Lessons will be taught once a week at a stipulated time and students will react to such lessons within a given deadline. The weekly task will be given which the students will be mandated to turn in by the end of the class.