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The Kaiser Foundation 2017 STEM Summer Camp is here!

Posted on August 6th, 2017

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The Kaiser Foundation for Social Development (KFSD) has organized for the second time, a STEM Summer Camp in Lagos to enable a selection of secondary school students in Nigeria to experience six days of Science, Technology, Mathematics, and Engineering. This year’s program which has the theme “Molding Emerging Construction Engineers”, kicks off today, August 6th  2017 and will last for one week.

We will be having 30 participants from J.S.1 to S.S.3 classes of several schools including Federal Government Girls’ College Zaria, Federal Government College Kaduna, and Government Craft Development Centre. The STEM Summer Camp is part of the Foundation’s youth empowerment agenda and is designed to stimulate the interest of students in construction, with a view to increasing local content in the industry.

The pilot program of the STEM Summer Camp took place in August 2016 and had the theme “Construction Can Be Fun”. It had 32 students from seven secondary schools around Nigeria participating, and it was deemed a success for several reasons. For instance, at the start of the program, only 30% of the students were interested in pursuing careers in construction. However, by the end of the program that figure had risen to 70%! We also saw most of the students speaking in construction terminologies by the second day of the Summer Camp, with many exhibiting a strong grasp of technical knowledge.

We will be bringing you updates as the program progresses.

We acknowledge our partners – Construction Kaiser Limited, M&E Kaiser Limited, Arik Air, Tasty Fried Chicken, Business Day and Channels Television. We also recognize our supporters – Ibis Hotel, Peri Nigeria, Lafarge Nigeria, and Taai International Development Consultancy. We are thankful for their immense support towards the success of this program.