STEM Camp

2021 stem camp
registeration is ongoing

Our goal at WAAW Foundation is to expose African students especially the girl child to a variety of positive learning experiences and career options in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields.

about our stem camp

WAAW Foundation invites Primary, Junior, and Senior Secondary school students to register and attend our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) camp. This STEM camp will introduce students to coding, computer programming, website development, 3D modelling and printing, Mobile App development, animation, games creation, Arduino and robotic etc.
 
Our Bootcamp promises to be SUPER exciting, SUPER fun, very creative, and innovative for African boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 17 years who are currently enrolled in Primary and Secondary School in Nigeria.
 
COST
NGN 30,000/person

Stem Camp Objectives

THIS STEM CAMP WILL
  • Teach critical thinking and problem-solving skills inherent in computer science, environmental sciences, mathematics, and engineering design, development, and testing via lessons and hands-on experiments.
  • Expose participants to Robotics and Programming tools and resources that can enhance innovation and problem-solving.
  • Teach crucial skills of online research and data gathering and evaluation.
  • Provide opportunities to think about, research, design, build and test renewable energy sources for their local environment.
  • Organize a field trip to Tech Hubs to demonstrate science and technology in action, and to whet students’ appetites to pursue post-secondary degrees.
  • Integrate fun inquiry-based learning.
  • Provide fun, cultural, and extracurricular activities aimed at building strong friendships and peer networks among participants.
  • Provide the students with the opportunity to build and improve research and scientific/public presentation skills by presenting and discussing their projects before judges consisting of STEM professors, graduate students, and professionals.
  • Provide students with career counseling opportunities in STEM and exposure to role models.
  • Provide an online forum for continued sharing of ideas and experiences related to the successful navigation of STEM careers in Africa.

previous stem camp SUCCESSES

2016 STEM CAMP WAS A SUCCESS

The Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation conducted its fourth 6-day Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) camp in partnership with ETSD foundation and AFRITEX Initiative, from August 8-13, 2016 at the Aduvie International School, Abuja-Nigeria. The event gathered 38 secondary school students aged 13-16, 1 STEM teacher of Federal Government Girls College, Ijaniki, Lagos and 3 College STEM fellows who perform STEM outreach and mentoring programs in Public Schools in Delta state, Edo state and Minna, Nigeria.

ABUJA, NIGERIA CAMP

2015 STEM CAMP WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!!

The Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation in partnership with eMobilis Institute, Kenya organized a one-week Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) camp from July 19-24, 2015 at the Brookhouse School, Nairobi, Kenya. The event gathered 22 secondary school students aged 13-17, and 1 College STEM fellow who perform STEM outreach and mentoring programs in Public secondary schools in Nairobi.

NAIROBI, KENYA CAMP

2015 STEM CAMP WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!!

The Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation conducted its third one-week Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) camp from August 2-8, 2015 at the Greenspring School, Anthony-Lagos, Nigeria. The event gathered 37 secondary school students aged 13-17, 1 STEM teacher of Federal Government Girls College, Ijaniki, Lagos and 4 College STEM fellows who perform STEM outreach and mentoring programs in Public Schools in Delta state, Edo state and Minna, Nigeria.

LAGOS, NIGERIA CAMP

2014 STEM CAMP WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!!

2014 STEM camp for 32 African girls was held at Global International College, Lekki Lagos from July 27th to August 2nd, 2014. The theme of the camp was Computing, Robotics, and Renewable energy camp for African girls.TEM) camp from July 19-24, 2015 at the Brookhouse School, Nairobi, Kenya. The event gathered 22 secondary school students aged 13-17, and 1 College STEM fellow who perform STEM outreach and mentoring programs in public secondary schools in Nairobi.

NAIROBI, KENYA CAMP

2013 STEM CAMP WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!!

WAAW Foundation in partnership with the Women Technology Empowerment Center (W.TEC) Nigeria launched its one-week residential camp at the Laureates College in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria from July 28th to August 3rd, 2013.
The Theme of the Camp was Robotics and Renewable Energy for Africa.

 

Click the link below to watch the awesome Scratch Animation  Movie – One of the projects made by a camper from our 2013 STEM camp.

 

LAGOS, NIGERIA CAMP

The Best Experience Ever

“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
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
“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 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 learned 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 learned 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, 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 Parent
 
“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
Read More Testimonials from Our Participants

“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 learned 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 learned 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