The Vision 2020: Youth Empowerment & Restoration Initiative is a youth and national development initiative conceived by the Management and staff of Lonadek Inc and was inaugurated on May 2006. This CSR arm of Lonadek involves collaboration with stakeholders in Government and the Private Sector to promote science and technology-biased professional and vocational development in youths who otherwise may, for lack of proper career guidance and counselling, resort to restive activity or delinquency.
About the Programme
The Girls in STEM Initiative is a social impact and sustainability initiative with its full focus on creating an atmosphere where young women and young girls are brought together and exposed to hands-on learning, thereby helping them build skills in digital literacy, STEM, leadership, and entrepreneurship as well as mentoring. This project, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Quality Education and Gender Equality, is committed to empowering secondary school girls (ages 13 – 17) to take up Science-based subjects and choose STEM fields like Mobile Application, Website Development, Coding, Renewable Energy, Data Analytics, Robotics, Gaming, and 3D Animation etc. and so on as a future career in manufacturing and other STEM related companies which are already male dominated. It will also increase the number of young girls and women who are actively involved in STEM by also coaching and mentoring of girls by women.
The objectives of this programme are to:
- Encourage participation of more girls in STEM sectors of the Nigerian economy which are male dominated.
- Create a network of female global leaders in STEM
- Connect young vibrant girls interested in STEM to women professionals and leaders in STEM.
- Disrupt the gender bias in STEM fields such as Engineering and Technology.
- Transform Nigeria from a consumer nation to a high–technology producer, manufacturer and agro-allied export nation by the influence of female STEM leaders.
- Build capacity of 220 young women in different STEM skills such as renewable energy, mobile app development, gaming and so on, over a period of 5 years.
Target Population Profile and Selection
- Students from high performing schools
- Students from low performing schools
- A member of JETS club
- Fourteen (14) Secondary School Girls in SSS 1- 3
- Students who live in Lagos State
Duration & Venue:
Four (4) weeks at the Cedar STEM & Entrepreneurship Hub, No 12 Jibowu Street, Yaba, Lagos.
Date & Time:
- October 2nd – 25th, 2019
- Wednesdays & Fridays, 3:00pm – 4.30pm
Benefits to Girls
- Improved academic performance
- Better work habits
- Increased attendance rates
- Stronger interest in STEM careers
- Better collaboration and social skills
- Enhanced critical thinking abilities
- Girls are more engaged and interested in STEM
To register for this programme, please use the link vision2020-ng.org
For participation and collaboration, please contact 07036618033 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .