The application period for 2016 WAAW foundation Summer Camp, a week-long, fun, hands-on STEM immersion program for secondary school girls, is now open
Wylie, TX -- (ReleaseWire) -- 07/05/2016 -- Our 2016 STEM Camp targets 40 under-represented senior secondary girls aged 13 – 17 years. The aim of the STEM camp program is to increase girls' interest and confidence in STEM, provide digital literacy training and create online peer networking platform, where girls connect and continue to learn and improve their technology skills. Girls will be introduced to computer science & programming, mobile application development and STEM hand-on curriculum. They will interact with female role models and emphasize the use of computer science and technology to solve real life problems in their communities by employing locally available resources. Our objective is to empower girls by inculcating the sense that they can contribute to problem solving, entrepreneurship and economic development in their communities.
"Our STEM program allows academically talented, underrepresented girls in Public Senior Secondary Schools, mostly from poor socio-economic families to join other like-minded girls to explore STEM in a fun and informal environment, so that we equip girls with STEM skills they will use for a lifetime. We are working to expose as many girls as we can to a future that awaits their brilliance!" said, Dr. Unoma Okorafor, Founder and President, WAAW foundation.
Lectures will be focused on hands on learning using affordable locally and easily available resources to empower participants with tools and resources to go out and implement solutions after camp.
There will also be fun and recreational activities such as baking, swimming, sports and game time, Dance-drama presentation, and a field trip or excursion to technological companies, University campuses as well as environmental, ecological and historical sites of interest around Abuja, Nigeria. These activities will give the girls the opportunity to open up and get connected with their peers, instructors and mentors in an informal setting.
We are now accepting applications for the 2016 STEM Summer Program!!! Please share the news far and wide, and encourage students or parents of girls in Senior secondary school 1-3 in your life to apply.
Here are the details of this year's camp:
Date: August 8-13, 2016
Venue: Aduvie International School, Jahi District, Abuja, Nigeria
For complete 2016 STEM camp program & application information, visit http://waawfoundation.org/2016-stem-camp-application/
About WAAW Foundation
WAAW (Working to Advance Science and Technology Education for African Women) Foundation is an international non-profit organization founded in 2007 whose mission is to increase the pipeline of African women entering into Science and Technology fields and ensure they are engaged in Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship to benefit Africa.
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