October STEM chaper outreach activities

October STEM chaper outreach activities

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.  


On Saturday 8th October 2016 the Makerere University Chapter had an outreach program in Kampala high School. They introduced the topic “Energy,  focusing on solar energy among other renewable sources of energy. They explained how energy can be generated using solar power.They also had an interactive hands-on session on web application programming. It was an exciting experience for the students as they introduced into the world of programming using html, css and javascript. Elizabeth  Namayanja is the chapter leader of our Ugandan chapter.

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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.

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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.

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Unoma Okorafor

Dr. Unoma Okorafor is the founder of WAAW Foundation. She is a passionate social entrepreneur committed to empowering girls in African through STEM focused education.

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