By Adedapo Adesanya
As part of its commitment to inspiring young minds, STEM METS Resources Limited has partnered with AG Leventis to impact the next generation through a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) robotics workshop for young people. schools in Apapa Local Government Area in Lagos State.
The partnership is a long-term commitment to educate, empower and uplift young minds while ensuring accountability through measurable results.
STEM METS Resources, a social enterprise dedicated to enriching young minds, is an indigenous business focused on providing world-class services skillfully designed to equip Nigerian children and youth with the skills to compete and succeed in the global space.
In the modern global economy, STEM is closely linked to a country’s economic prosperity. Developed countries that have become world leaders have relied heavily on the hard work and innovations of scientists and engineers.
To ensure continued economic prosperity, there is a need for developing countries such as Nigeria to focus on STEM education.
Now more than ever, Nigeria and Africa need to expand the capacity and diversity of the STEM labor pool to equip the younger generation with the skills required for the jobs of the future.
Also, with the pandemic outbreak in 2020, a lot has changed in the workforce. The willingness to work and learn remotely has introduced global cross-functional teams.
This has reinforced the need to educate the next generation to help them compete on an equal footing with their international contemporaries in the global job market.
Commenting on the partnership, Ms. Jadesola Adedeji, CEO of STEM METS, said, “Technology is integral to the accelerated growth and stabilized economy of a country, which makes STEM education a top priority in the education system.
“Exposing these young minds at an early age is a guaranteed way to build a generation of innovators and thinkers who will support and strengthen the evolutionary position of Nigeria and Africa in general.”
For her part, Ms. Seun Oni, General Manager of A.G Leventis Group, said that “the future is digital, and we believe that strategic partnerships like this will provide a conducive learning environment around STEM and ensure a youth-ready skills pipeline. the spirits.
“Through various trainings and workshops, we remain committed to supporting the educational journey of children in our host community and preparing young champions for the future of work in the global space.”
STEM METS Resources is a long-term partner in improving Nigeria’s STEM education system through the provision of innovative and alternative pedagogical learning platforms and continues to equip children and young people with the skills to be competitive in the future global workforce.
Over the years, over 10,000 young minds have benefited from the various weekly workshops, summer camps and enrichment camps.