STEM CAMP TESTIMONIALS
Here are some of the testimonials from our STEM camp participants, Parents and Teachers:
“After this week, I am inspired to go back to school and teach my friends what I have learnt in this summer camp. There are excellent activities and great classes and teachers” – Yvonne Najoli, Kenya camper
“Even in the short time I was at the camp I learnt so much about technology, but more about how people can achieve professions that they love and enjoy. Everyone’s enthusiasm about their professions inspired me to find what I love and pursue it. I am now much, much more interested in technology-related careers. They are so much fun.” – Gladys Ntete, Kenya camper
“The best feature of camp was learning STEM activities and still having fun. My overall academic experience at this camp was excellent. I loved how the camp was organized and I would recommend this camp to all students interested in computers.” – Liza Dama, Kenya camper
“We got to learn new things that girls of our age might not have the opportunity to learn, like building a generator, wind mill and developing mobile applications.” – Favour Odukoya , Lagos camper
“I liked the activities very much because they helped us to have a hands-on experience of what it is like to work in areas of STEM. I learnt how to think out of the box and create things by working together with my group members. It let me get a glimpse of what it is like to work in the real-world engineering and technological field. I can use logical thinking and teamwork that I learnt through the activities to solve problems that I face in real life.” – Mary Okon, Lagos camper
“My favorite session is the mobile application class. I can’t wait to start earning money from the app developed at the camp. I feel very lucky that I was chosen to attend this program.” – Mary Nduta, Kenya camper
“I think this is the best experience I have ever had because I learned while having fun and the teachers were amazing.” – Faith Vusaka, Kenya camper
“At the Introduction to Mobile Programming platforms, I had a great time from the very start. Mr. Walter demonstrated the principles of mobile Applications. We were then given the opportunity to create our own app. It was awesome to see that our apps were published! It was also fun to meet new people, work with a partner I never met before, and share my knowledge with my family on the last day of camp.” – Nwosu Chisom, Lagos camper
“I feel that this camp has completely changed who I am. It has given me more confidence and a new look at the technology world. It is an eye opener for me and it got me quite excited about my career in Engineering. I will definitely recommend this camp to others because you get to meet so many new girls your own age and plus, you have so much fun learning new things that by the end of the day you are disappointed that it is over.” – Uwana Effiong, Lagos camper
“It’s been a really fun experience to build and program. My favorite part so far has been the Mobile Application session!” – Hillary Muthoni, Kenya camper
“The camp enabled me to learn new things and have fun at the same time. I think in the future I will be able to programme a robot. I am more confident that as a girl I will excel in engineering field. I want to become a Computer engineer. This is why I love WAAW camp!” – Faith Ekong, Lagos camper
“The camp training ignited my passion for building and exploring basic mechanics work. I want to become a mechanical engineer. This is the best thing I’ve done all summer. Thanks to WAAW foundation for giving me this opportunity” – Ekanem Inyang, Lagos camper
“I have to admit that I was nervous when I saw the camp curriculum, all the sessions look impossible and difficult to me. I thought you had to be a geek to be here. However, by the end of the program, I had learned scientific and engineering principles while having a great time designing, building and programming. The instructors made learning fun. The camp definitely had a positive impact on me. It got me inspired to get involved and really gave me confidence. It gave me great ideas and I am so excited to continue in my career as a Chemical Engineer” – Balogun Zainab, Lagos camper
“WAAW camp rock! I’ve never seen my daughter so excited about science. Thanks for such a fun and enthusiastic learning atmosphere. My daughter felt comfortable and had fun learning from day one. Thank you! Keep up the great work!” – Olasubomi’s mother, during the Lagos camp closing ceremony.
“She really enjoyed ALL of the hands-on science activities. You should have seen how excited she was when explaining all she learnt about building generators, programming, developing mobile apps, building wind mill and so on. The camp completely changed her perspective about engineering! Of course now she says she wants to be a Computer Engineer. Thank you for giving the scholarship.” – Favour Odukoya’s father.
“We especially loved the Mobile Application session. It is one of the best part of this year’s curriculum, the girls loved it so much that they sometimes forgot to go for break. They got busy-thinking, connecting and creating. The session encouraged higher level thinking skills.” – Tolulope Owajoba – WAAW program director
“I enjoyed the project that my child was working on, and that this was outside of what is regularly covered in school. It was something new and different for my child.” – Seun Adebesin’s father, during the closing/award ceremony
“This is a RELEVANT and FUN way for kids to learn! Exposure to a technical work environment and technology.” – STEM teacher from Federal Government Girls college, Ijaniki-Lagos
“Excellent program that is offered for FREE! What an amazing opportunity for my daughter! These programs are what make our future female engineers!” – Afusat Saliu’s father, during the Lagos camp closing/award ceremony
“I liked that my daughter participated and that they got to learn something new each day.” – Rukayat Abioye’s mother, during the Lagos camp closing/award ceremony.