STEAM summer camps
In most societies access to education is a fundamental human right. Every individual, irrespective of race, gender, nationality, ethnic or social origin, religion or political preference, age or disability, is entitled to have access to quality education. In West Africa while formal education is established by the governments in some regions many citizens, especially women and girls, remain uneducated, particularly in the rural areas of Northern Nigeria.
STEAM summer camps are designed to support children to continue education by promoting interdisciplinary, practice based and culturally responsive education that supports’ student engagement, intellectual development and continuing academic growth. Thanks to its hands-on approach STEAM education is able to stimulate pupils’ curiosity, creativity and eagerness to learn.
The project is rooted in the community, and The Peace Institute will encourage the ownership of the STEAM curriculum by the local schools by mostly using local materials. STEAM education has the potential to be transformative as it can pull these pupils out of the jaws of Boko Haram.
The STEAM Summer Program was designed to address gaps by delivering culturally informed, hands-on STEAM instruction to students in the West African region, especially, Northeastern Nigeria, including the states of Gombe and Bauchi.