This academic year, the Foundation is focusing on educating and raising a generation of problem solvers who are committed to advancing their community through technology to accelerate long-term transformation and progress. Students will be taught to ask probing questions, cultivate analytical thinking skills, and become problem solvers as they develop technological solutions that harness the potential of mobile technologies and IT to build long-term value. The After School STEM Club sessions will teach and train students on robotics education using Ev3 Mindstorm covering creativity, coding, and entrepreneurship for a period of 6 weeks. Students will become strong problem solvers who are excellent at seeing openings in challenging circumstances, analytical thinkers, analytic personalities, and influential innovators by the end of the academic term.
The STEM club sessions will run from Monday, September 19th – Tuesday, November 1st, 2022 for 6 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.
Out-of-school STEM programs that specifically target girls have proved successful in a number of countries worldwide. By combining formal and informal instruction with challenging activities, these programs often lead to a stronger understanding of STEM concepts, improved academic performance, and a higher interest in pursuing careers in the STEM fields.
The Visiola Foundation’s after-school STEM Clubs For Girls aim to produce the following outcomes:
- Improved attitudes toward STEM fields and careers, while tackling inhibiting gender stereotypes.
- 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.
The Visiola Foundation’s after-school STEM Clubs For Girls are customized around the core foundational literacies, competencies, and character qualities required for success in the 21st century. The content of the program is designed to complement the school’s academic instruction, with emphasis on Math, English, and Science.
The Visiola Foundation has partnered with the FCT Secondary Education Board to run its high quality after-school STEM Clubs for Girls at 20 public junior and senior high schools in the Federal Capital Territory.
Please send us an e-mail message to find out more or to organize a STEM Club at your school.