Following our commitment to keep empowering young minds with relevant skills needed to build thriving communities, we are delighted to introduce to you one of our recent partnerships with Johnson & Johnson which expanded the Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing, and Design (WiSTEM2D) Innovation Camps Initiative to Nigeria. The event was held on the 6th of October at BWC hotels, Victoria Island.
WiSTEM2D’s primary goal is to ignite the curiosity and engagement of young African girls in utilizing STEM concepts to tackle pressing social challenges. The innovation camp consisted of a series of interactive exercises, complete with comprehensive instructions and student materials that empowers staff members and community leaders to deliver hands-on learning experiences to young women and girls aged 12 to 18, both locally and globally.
The camp’s agenda included a lineup of activities such as panel discussions featuring accomplished women from Johnson & Johnson, speed mentoring sessions, networking opportunities, workshops on design thinking, an innovation and design thinking challenge, and presentations of solutions by the participating girls who were placed in various groups.
We express our gratitude to Johnson and Johnson for partnering with us to invest in the lives of young people and promote gender equality in Nigeria.