STEM Center Africa
Promoting STEM Education in Africa and Beyond
Women in STEM (WoSTEM)
While our programs aim to promote STEM education among all students in Africa and beyond, we are also making extraordinary efforts to promote STEM education among girls. Traditionally, STEM education has been dominated by boy-child. However, as STEM Center Africa, we are also joining other organizations and individuals working to bring gender equality in the STEM fields.
Our girls enjoy engaging in the following STEM programs:
Programming (e.g. scratch)
Makerspaces [3-D designing and printing]
Robotics & robotics programming
And other activities that promote Creativity, Innovation, Critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, among others.
Our aim is to organize STEM activities and mentorship programs specifically for girls. These programs occur every weekend. The participating girls either work on a STEM project in groups or with mentors.
Gallery: WoSTEM in action
Join The Space Program
In collaboration with Starlight Education Group, STEM Center Africa is introducing a female-only STEM competition in which talented girls aged 12 - 18 can design experiments from which the best will be sent to ISS. The mission is to motivate and inspire young girls to realise their potential in the STEM field.
International Competition: ISSET All Girls Mission Discovery Program.
Our 7 girls participated in the “All Girls Launch Prize” competition, organized by International Space School Educational Trust
Each team was to submit an idea that can work (or support) on Earth and in space
The Project Title
Zero Gravity Project: Using Arduino UNO to Design a Dust-Repellent Surface.
The girls' project won the prize! Project here
The ideas were judged by NASA astronauts
Of the 220 teams comprising 700 girls, our team won!
Watch the winners declaration here
Watch the whole session here