SHE-I Easter Camp 2016 ended in Sagamu
The SHE initiative designed to offer girls from low and middle income families a unique opportunity to experience science abd technology in relatable, interactive and fun ways was launched by Christopher Kolade Foundation today March 29, 2016 at Thames Valley College, Sagamu.
The initiative is designed to deliver residential science camp, follow up in-schools science club and a facilitated online peer network to further its two-prong goals of advancing the girl-child’s participation and proficiency in STEMMA fields.
According to Christopher Kolade Foundation, the objectives of the initiative include:
o Offer a fun-filled experience that impacts a lasting and positive impression of science and technology, and provides actionable knowledge
o Expose girls to innovative possibilities in Science, Technology and Engineering
o Connect girls with a broad array of female role models at different stages in their science careers – through camp sessions and in-school component
o Deliver leadership, life-skills and ethics training to participants
o Support on-going quality science interaction and education
o Build and facilitate a peer community of SHE initiative participants
To achieve the above objective, Center4Tech, a leading STEM provider and technology project center in Nigeria, was engaged to offer technology training to the girls. The students were trained and the outcome very impressive.