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WAAW campers’ Experience & Story

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My name is Obidiaso Chibugo Gabriella from Federal Government College Ijanikin Lagos. I attended the program called WAAW and STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)Camp on the 2nd of August,2015.

The main aim of  WAAW foundation is working to advance STEM education for African girls.

During my stay at the camp I learnt  many fascinating things and they are: making a Wind Mill or Wind turbine,Generator, Creating an application, making kaleidoscope and I also went to different places like the Chevron company:I saw different engineers who were female and they impacted knowledge unto me,Coca Cola company:we were taught how the manufacturing of their products were made ,we also learnt where the waste products were disposed,Forest reserve at Lekki:we explored round the place and they also showed us different vegetation with their names and different species of fish.

My benefits of attending WAAW Camp is that I learnt how to treasure my trash because our trash is our treasure,you can create something from nothing in other word the wind mill I made was from a trash and to my surprise it really performed it’s function……I felt empowered……it also help me to choose my future ambition……I learnt that failure is not a defeat but rather a step towards success in other word it means that even you fail you don’t stop there ,you continue till u achieve success…

I am so glad that I was part of the program because they inspired me and also made me to know my aspiration in life and in my own possible way I am also inspiring other girls who are in the field of science and technology.

 

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While in camp, we had a lot of hand on practical works after theoretical classes. We also had,  discussions on issues affecting women. Going for the camp,  opened my mind and i was more interested to learn deeply about  science. I learnt a lot about engineering and i could see  it was quite interesting. I Learnt how the scientists work or the processes they follow before the invention of any machine through series of processes which involve thinking, observing and improving on what they had already done or created. This I knew through the practicals we did in creating a generator, motor, windmill and some other things. Furthermore, I learnt that truly  our gabbages are our treasures because we used some of the things I never taught of being useful  in making some of the things we made. We also had discussion classes where a lot of issues affecting women were discussed. I made new friends as girls from other schools were also invited.

Lastly, we were motivated, encouraged and inspired that whatever you want to be, nobody or nothing  can stop you from being that by just thinking and knowing the power of I CAN in what you do. Working to Advance stem education for African Women (WAAW). I believe  they are for sure achieving  their mission.

Mustapha Amina

Federal Government College Lagos.

My name is9eb35ff7282ab31215ce95a581832a56 Adeyemo Aderike of Federal Government College Ijanikin Lagos. I attended WAAW foundation STEM camp at Greenspring international school at Anthony. It is a science program for only girls in STEM fields. We were thought on how to make kaleidoscope. I also learnt on how to program robot using “maze” which is a computer program and how to create my own mobile application by Mr Walter Anyika from Kenya. We were also thought on how to generate electricity using locally available materials(thrash) because they say thrash is our treasure. I also learnt on arduino which is also a computer program, it principle is applied in traffic light and in schools for projects. We also had career talk from etisalat and we were thought on climate change. We had a lot to learn and eat. We were also taken on excursion to chevron company, coca-cola company, IBM and conservation center. Thank you

 

JAMGBADI OMOTAYO I school at Federal Government Girls college Bwari, Abuja. WAAW stem camp is a wonderful place to be and to go to because it is fun, and I was learnt things I did not know about, I was fed well and I also slept in a comfortable place. I wish that I can stay in WAAW camp for a long time because what I was taught was interesting and fun and I learnt a lot. All the same WAAW camp is a very good place for student to learn about things like Scratch, Arduino, web design e.t.c. THANK YOU.

JAMGBADI OMOTAYO
I school at Federal Government Girls college Bwari, Abuja. WAAW stem camp is a wonderful place to be and to go to because it is fun, and I was learnt things I did not know about, I was fed well and I also slept in a comfortable place. I wish that I can stay in WAAW camp for a long time because what I was taught was interesting and fun and I learnt a lot. All the same WAAW camp is a very good place for student to learn about things like Scratch, Arduino, web design e.t.c. THANK YOU.

 

 

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OGBIDI RACHEAL

I was among the WAAW STEM campers for the year 2016.I school at Suleja academy Niger State. My experience was fun, each day always started with aerobics by 6:00am after which we are allowed to bath, brush and do all the necessary clean up before breakfast which starts by 7:30am. Lectures commence around 8:00am during which we interchanged lessons between the two groups of the campers for two hours each before lunch which is by 12noon. Afternoon classes start immediately after lunch which we have dinner by 6pm and perhaps watch a movie by 10pm. The most fascinating thing about the camp is the time management (superb, no use of African time), the time allocated for an event is the exact time that event will commence.

However, preparing our project for the last day was quite tasking, because we had to exhibit to our parents and another guest who were invited. Conclusively, spending a week in the camp was awesome mostly because of the teachings, and the fun activities and the excursions.

 

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JAMGBADI OLUWAYEMISI

I school at Federal Government Girls College Bwari, Abuja. When I first heard of WAAW stem camp I taught it was for only science student but by the time we started our classes, I understood better. We had career talks in which people that have succeeded in their various career’s came to talk to us about our future careers. The camp also showed us that science also has its own games and we also went on an excursion in various science and technology companies and they showed us how they operate. All the experiences that I had at WAAW camp were educating and fun and it is an experience that would linger in my mind for a longtime.

 

NDU EMMANUELLA

I was opportune to attend the 4th stem camp hosted by WAAW foundation. I school at Federal Government Girls College Bwari, Abuja. My experience at the camp was so great. The camp lasted for a week, it was quite a short period of time but, it was awesome and surprising attained and gained every knowledge which we did within the time. Normally, I don’t think a week is enough for someone to learn everything which we did learn but the organizers and facilitators made us achieve that great goal.

The organizers and facilitators wisely and tactfully combined academic work with fun time activities and it was so balanced. Though, we had a tight schedule, we neither missed any activity on our time table nor leave it undone. The facilitators and organizers always made sure that every camper actively participated in social and academic activity which created a platform for making new friends.

So many seminars in which women inspirational speakers were invited to give us enforcing talks on our choice of career and future ambition, were organized. Seeing and listening to various career women of honor was encouraging and enforcing to us, in the sense that it gave us the zeal to make a right choice of career and pursue it wholeheartedly. It also gave us reasons to know why we have to get involved in STEM education. It was really awesome and fantastic attending WAAW STEM camp.

 

ENELICHI DESIREE

WAAW stem camp was nothing of what I expected it to be. It was expected to be all work and mostly theory classes. STEM camp boosted my confidence. Before I entered the camp, I didn’t have a certain career choice but I have settled on Engineering. WAAW STEM camp was fun, entertaining, informative and educative.

It didn’t encourage laziness but hard work though not to the point of stress. WAAW Stem camp has been one of my best experiences and this has been my best summer camp ever.