SENEGAL NEEDS STEAM EDUCATION
The colonial history of Africa has led to a serious lack of scientific literacy amongst its citizens. The consequences today are fear and skepticism towards science, with people perceiving it sometimes as foreign led and irrelevant to their lives.
At SeeSD, we are committed to fostering Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) education, encouraging critical thinking, and scientific literacy from K-12 and beyond in Senegal.
By providing a hands-on approach to scientific education that engages students of all ages, and creating a platform for educators to share their knowledge, SeeSD is aiming to inspire new generations in Senegal to pursue STEAM education.
We design curricula to develop a base for critical thinking and scientific exploration. Currently, we are recruiting and training volunteers to provide hands-on STEAM education in our local elementary school or library partners throughout the year. With 55.7% literacy, these efforts are greatly needed in Senegal.
UBBIL SCIENCE FESTIVAL
We organize events to bring STEAM professionals, educators and inventors from across Senegal together. The events will address Senegalese challenges in agriculture, energy, climate change, environment, health and gender balance in STEAM. By linking local schools and universities to other institutions in Senegal, this program will mentor students through higher education and entrepreneurship.
We partner with universities and STEAM organizations to create open STEAM educational resources that are adapted to local challenges, and translated into a local language. Creating and maintaining these resources requires extensive planning and reliable infrastructure and maintenance support. This platform will be a great resource for people to gain knowledge anytime, anywhere.
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TOGETHER, WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
SPONSOR A SCHOOL
STEM educational resources are limited at our partner schools and we seek to provide them better access to these materials. If you are interested in sponsoring our partner schools, please contact us.
Corporate support for our initiative can lead to beneficial opportunities for companies and students to create a diverse and vibrant STEM workforce. If your corporation or business is interested in STEM education and development in Senegal, please consider enlisting as a benefactor for SeeSD.
Do you have what it takes to teach STEM education in Senegal? Are you interested in developing/sharing STEM curricula on a global scale? Do you want to host international professionals from developing countries to learn educational tools and methods to support their country efforts? Wherever you are, please join us.
Do you support STEM education in developing nations? Do you want to see a better representation of African communities in STEM? Please donate to help us make this dream come true.
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