Two groups, Teach For Nigeria and Dow Nigeria are pooling resources to promote STEM education in Nigeria.
Teach for Nigeria is a non-profit organisation focused on developing leaders committed to improving the quality of education for Nigeria’s most marginalised children while Dow is a global materials science leader to promote STEM education in Nigeria.
The media relations officer of Teach for Nigeria Benjamin Eremen, in a statement explained that the project is aimed at equipping and inspiring a ready workforce by preparing the next generation of disruptors and cultivating a mindset that fosters innovation.
The country manager of Dow Nigeria, Adebisi Adeoti, said, “One of the goals of this partnership is to develop students into leaders who are creative, collaborative, and inclusive, as well as equipped for future STEM employment.
“To be successful, we have to start with the teaching community by providing the right training, tools and resources.”
Speaking about the partnership, Folawe Omikunle, CEO of Teach for Nigeria said, “We are thrilled to have Dow join our national effort for educational and social equity.
Omikunle added, “This important partnership will give the students we serve a chance to learn the STEM skills they will need to solve the challenges of the future, as well as improve their daily lives.
He said, “Thus far, Teach For Nigeria has recruited, trained and placed these nine fellows in underserved schools in low-income communities in Lagos state. These fellows will be provided with continuous support to be able to play their role as STEM teachers while continuously improving the learning outcomes of children in low-income communities.
“They will go on to continue making a lasting impact in the communities they serve while inspiring and preparing our students for future work in STEM.