We are focused on driving the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Education revolution in Africa. We work in partnership with schools serving children and young people from the Base of the Pyramid (BoP), helping them improve the education and learning experiences of their students
WHAT WE DO
Improving STEM Education
Helping The Community
With local partners across Africa, we sponsor selected Base of the Pyramid (BoP) schools, working with them across all areas of the curriculum and school management. We focus on STEM education delivery, whilst working with our partners in other areas of need.
Driving & Embedding The STEM Education Revolution
Capacity building is key to sustained success, especially for teachers serving at the Base of the Pyramid (BoP). We are developing a STEM Education teacher training toolkit through which we support the training of teachers across both our partner and non-partner schools
AWARENESS & ADVOCACY
Championing the case for improved STEM Education in Africa
We support campaigns by education stakeholders who wish to improve the delivery of STEM Education in Africa.
Changing the conversation on STEM Education in Africa
Through our evidence-based learnings from projects we work on, we produce thought leadership on STEM Education in Africa- understanding what works in the area of teaching and learning and identifying the key trends about the future of STEM Education in Africa.
AFRICA CODE WEEK OCTOBER 2018
Baruch Day School & Codespark Nigeria
In October, Code week is celebrated across the African Continent. In Nigeria, this was celebrated 15-20 October 2018. Africa Code Week is an initiative supported by SAP and Google. Alongside our partners Codespark Nigeria, we held a workshop for primary school students in Baruch Day School.
Our Impact: our one day workshop impacted 50 primary school students. it is part of our broader programme of digital training skills for Baruch Day School which begins in November 2018.
INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING
Mayors International School
Mayors International School is a secondary school in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. It has been in the community for over thirty years. It serves a population of students in the area from mid-income homes and supports their entry into University and Institutions of higher learning.
Our Impact: The principal of the school recognised that students in their final years of secondary school needed exposure to the tech sector. We held a series of workshops with the students informing them about careers in technology and the highlighting the fact that the new approach to learning meant you could study both a traditional degree and programming simultaneously. Additional workshops were held to give them an introduction to programming, highlighting the different programming languages and their origins, how programming is used in web design etc.
INTRODUCTION TO SCRATCH
Baruch Day School Surulere
Baruch Day School is situated in Surulere, Lagos Nigeria and serves families from low-income backgrounds. They have been in operation for over 15 years and cater to the needs of primary school aged children.
Our Impact: We facilitated a series of workshops introducing students in year 4 to Scratch. The school has a computer lab which we used with additional resources to introduce the children not only to Scratch but the internet as well. The children were able to do basic programming using the Scratch Platform
TEEN TECH ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMME
Wifi Combat Academy, Mayors International Secondary School & Fair Life Africa Foundation.
The Teen Tech Entrepreneurship Programme is facilitated by Wifi Combat Academy. The programme focuses on giving teens the opportunity to think about and develop technology-enabled business ideas and to pitch these ideas to a panel. teens also learn to work in teams, developing their pitch deck and selecting the person whom will present their idea to the panel.
Our Impact: We ran a scholarship programme for the Teen Tech Entrepreneurship Programme which was facilitated by Wifi Combat Academy. Students were selected to attend the programme for free as part of a scholarship programme. They came from Mayors International School and Fair Life Africa Foundation which works with at-risk youth. The students on the programme were exposed to new concepts in technology and it broadened their views on what technology can do. It also afforded them the opportunity to see how technology and business are intertwined and impact our every day lives.
Fundraising to establish Computer Labs for two primary schools in Lagos, Nigeria.
As part of our continued commitment to Digital Education and in partnership with Seed Circle Nigeria, we are raising funds to put in place computer labs for two primary schools in Lagos, Nigeria
In partnership with Seed Circle Nigeria, we have adopted a primary and secondary school in Lagos, Nigeria which serves the needs of the urban poor.
Our support to the school will include teacher training, the development of a new computer lab, digital skills training for students and a Science programme for students in lower-secondary school.
We will also offer support in other needed areas as required by the school.
Working together to improve the delivery of education in Africa
Seed Circle are a Nigerian Based NGO working proactively to improve the systems and structures that support Affordable Private Schools. Affordable Private Schools are schools that serve low-income families; fees range from £40-100 per year. They have a range of programmes such as student scholarships; school sponsorship; capacity building and management training- which support all aspects of the students and teachers school life.
WIFI- COMBAT ACADEMY
WIFI Combat Academy are a Nigerian based Digital skills and training organisation. Their aim is to improve the delivery of digital skills in Nigerian schools. They also have a mandate to raise awareness and teach students about the 4th industrial revolution and what it means for them. They organise programmes such as Teen-Tech Entrepreneurship where students pitch a technology-enabled business idea. They also organise workshops with secondary schools to teach both students and teachers about data science.
THE EQUIP PLACE
The Equip Place is a learning and co-working space in Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria. TEP Lagos offers fully equipped training spaces at affordable prices. They also have a range of training programmes to meet the needs of the young population in the Surulere area. Their co-working space is targetted at Micro and Small to Medium Enterprises who need a place to work and have meetings at affordable rates.