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.
Gaming (Jigsaw Puzzle) Competition
The Vision 2020 YERI Jigsaw Puzzle Competition is a 3-stage, team-based puzzle competition for secondary school students in SSS2 aimed at developing core competent skills in STEM such as organizational & coordination skills, team building/collaboration skills, time management skills and problem-solving skills.
The Jigsaw Strategy is an efficient way for cognitive and cooperative learning. The jigsaw process encourages listening, engagement, and empathy by giving each member of the team an essential part to play in the academic activity. The strategy was introduced by Aronson (1978) and places great emphasis on cooperation and shared responsibility within teams. The success of each team depends on the participation of each individual in completing their task.
In addition, doing Jigsaw puzzles develops several functions of the brain simultaneously as a child has fun and also learns. Most notably developed in this learning process are the abilities to reason, deduce, analyze, sequence, and develop logical thought and problem solving skills. Eye-hand coordination and spatial awareness are also required to complete a jigsaw puzzle. Aronson found that children who were taught using the cooperative jigsaw approach outperformed children who were taught in competitive classrooms.
- Ability to identify and coordinate pieces of information
- Inculcate problem-solving, time management, cognitive and collaboration skills in the students who participate.
- Increase positive youth development
Participants Selection/Who Should Attend
- Private and Public Schools
- Twenty seven (27) schools; 6 participants per school
- Six (6) students make up a team
- Secondary School Students in SSS2
- Must be members of the JETS Club
Duration & Venue:
One (1) week at the Cedar STEM & Entrepreneurship Hub, No 12 Jibowu Street, Yaba, Lagos.
Date & Time:
- October 28th – November 1st, 2019
- 10:00 am – 4:00 pm daily
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 .