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MY SUCCESS STORY AS A WAAW TEACHERS’ TRAINING ALUMNI

Stephanie Akinwoya is an alumnus of the WAAW foundation teacher training program. She is a physics teacher presently at Iju senior grammar school, Lagos who is totally committed to students success inside the classroom and in life. A graduate of physics from Imo state university with a postgraduate diploma in education from Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto and currently a recipient of the 2018 commonwealth distance learning scholarship for a masters in online and distance education (MAODE) with the open university UK. She is the project convener/project co-ordinator of girls-pro-stem a start-up aimed at inspiring and igniting a passion for stem oriented courses amongst girls in public secondary schools.

Our success story

Attending 2018 WAAW foundation STEM and ICT teachers training was invaluable as ideas garnered from the workshop were the basic foundation of the project. My school was one of the 22 schools invited for this years Idiat Amusu project skills competition organized by the Nigerian society of engineers; the theme of the competition was aimed at addressing environmental challenges using scientific principles and methods.

Projects presented were judged based on functionality, originality, local content, engineering relevance, practicality and also presentation. My team presented a self-powered house, building the house and the powering system from scratch using waste (waste to wealth).
The house was powered using solar and wind energy achieving zero-emission, and it also had a power storage system. At the end of the keenly contested competition, we came in 2nd position because of the applicability and scalability of our project.