Raising Innovators through STEM Education

The Problem: Our concern

As a result of heightened deterioration of living condition in most countries of the world, especially developing or third world countries, ranging from abject poverty, lack of basic education, dwindling health condition etc; the United Nations Organization (UNO) has opted to using Quality education as ‘action plan four’ to help achieve its sustainable development goals. This will putatively improve the quality and standard of life in most African communities.

Research has also shown that about 75% of the fastest growing occupations now require STEM skills; and less than 30% of those currently in tertiary institutions are studying a course that involves STEM.
On the other hand, countries that lead in STEM education are ranked high in innovation.

In essence, STEAM education which involves an educational approach that focuses on one or more disciplines of science, technology, engineering, arts and craft, and mathematics; will be most useful in providing necessary skills that can advance an underdeveloped nation to a developed, by improving global competitiveness. However, this form of education is being undermined in Nigeria. It faces certain challenges which include poor school funding, waning interest of students, poorly trained teachers and inadequate learning aids.

Way Out:

In order to develop Africa to a first world continent, and enhance its technology, a major strategy would be to raise and empower innovative and inventive minds. In the same vein, Research has also shown that early exposure to STEAM has positive impact across the entire spectrum of learning.

Our Role:

We use interactive sessions to ignite a passion for STEAM education in African children that will help them become innovators and inventors who will impact the world.

Vision

To raise children who become innovators and inventors by exposure to STEAM education.

Mission

To ignite a passion and strengthen skills in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts& Craft and Mathematics) in order to build an advanced and technology driven society while raising our own Michael Faraday and Thomas Edison.

Core Values

  • We believe you win and excel through the power of righteousness
  • We believe through the power of God that whatever we imagine and set our mind to achieve becomes a
    possibility ( all things are attainable in and through God).
  • We believe in integrity in all our dealings.
  • We believe the African child can attain to any height achievable with the necessary support.

Our Strategies

01.Exposure & Interaction

We expose children to interact with concepts, processes, skills, hands-on modeling of real-world devices, and modern technologies which are pertinent to the world today.

02.Using Locally sourced materials

We use locally sourced materials that children are familiar with to make hands-on -scientific models replicated in the modern world today.

03.Catch them young

We engage children early in life to catch them while they are young.

04.Fun learning

We communicate the concept of STEAM to the students in a fun, practical, attractive and informal way for easy comprehension and make the classes what they will always look forward to.

Objectives

STEAM empowerment foundation is aimed at raising, breeding and empowering Nigerian children who will become:

01.Problem Solvers

Ability to analyze questions and problems, collect and organize data, draw conclusion, and then apply understandings to new and novel situation.

02.Innovators

Ability to creatively use science, mathematics and technology concepts and principles by applying them to the engineering design process.

03.Inventors

Ability to recognize the needs of the world and creatively design, test and implement solution.

04.Self-reliance

Ability to use initiative to set agendas, and work within time frames.

05.Logical thinkers

Ability to apply rational and logical thought processes of science, mathematics, and engineering design innovation and invention.