In October, our STEM chapter fellows in Makerere University,Uganda, University of Benin city, Nigeria and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana organized four College-to-secondary school STEM outreach and mentoring programs and impacted 235 secondary school girls. The overarching goal of this program is to bridge the secondary school to college continuum for STEM and Computer Science in Africa and to ultimately increase the pipeline of African girls entering STEM and CS careers.
UGANDA STEM CHAPTER ACTIVITY
GHANA STEM CHAPTER ACTIVITY:
Our Ghana STEM chapter is led by Liticia, Sukpen. The chapter had two outreach visits to Achina senior high and Ejisu secondary technical on the 13th of October, 2016 and taught We had a good time with our young lady scientists in the two school on paper structure lesson. In fact the enjoy the lessons and exercise hand on what civil engineers consider in their constructions and designs. It was superb and our time there has really stimulated them to demand for another meeting.
NIGERIAN STEM CHAPTER ACTIVITY:
Our University of Benin, UNIBEN STEM chapter had an outreach on the 19th of October at Emotan Girls College in Benin city. 45 secondary school girls were introduced to programming using SCRATCH tools to create animation and games. It was such a fun, interesting and interactive session, the girls wanted to learn more about programming. The fellows will be visiting the girls in November.