It is impossible to overstate how crucial science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are to future economic growth and innovation. Young children who begin their educations with a solid grounding in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) will go on to play an important part in our nation's ability to remain economically stable and competitive on a global scale.
Over 1,300 youngsters from within and outside of Nigeria participated in the first-ever virtual STEAM Fest, which took place in 2021. The event was inaugurated virtually. It is unfathomable, considering that the attendance of more than one thousand youngsters at a virtual event is a remarkable achievement that deserves a place in the Guinness book of records. The responses and participation indicated that this was an extremely important event. The youngsters and their parents expressed their gratitude to the event's organizers in abundance for taking the initiative to fulfill and go above and beyond what was expected of them.
This year, four edtech businesses that have won awards are joining forces to sponsor the largest STEAM Fun Fest in Africa, which will take place on the 23rd of July 2022 at the Landmark Centre on Victoria Island in Lagos. The goal of the event is to encourage the growth of children's digital abilities. Through the lens of this year's theme, "STEAM From Classroom to the Real World," participants will investigate a variety of STEAM-related topics, such as robotics, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, the internet of things, coding, animation, and graphic design, as well as science experiments that are both educational and entertaining. This program hopes to "ignite" an interest in STEAM education among the attendees ( STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math).
According to Titi Adewusi, one of the organizers of the STEAM Fun Fest, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (or STEAM) help children develop the diverse set of problem-solving and digital skills they will need for the future of work. This statement was made by Titi Adewusi. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. STEAM is the foundation for modern-day economic growth, and it is vital for young children in Nigeria to be equipped with the required skills if the country wishes to fully reap the benefits of a digital economy.
The speakers for this year include Tele Aina (Meta), Nkem Begho (FutureSoft), Oluwaseun Hamzat (Kibo School), Tolu Olowofoyeku (Kugali Media), Kunle Adenmosun (Insights), Oremeyi Akah (Interswitch),Golibe Eze-Echesi (54 Gene), Emmanuel Oyelakin (Esports Association), Tomide Od
In addition, the event demonstrated the power of true collaboration by having four Edtech Companies (Jadesola Adedeji of STEM-MET, Uchenna Onwuamaegbu-Ugwu of Edufun Technik, Titi Adewusi of 9ijakids, and Wale Ogunjobi of SabiTeach) and the Lagos STEAM UP initiative, which was chaired by Adetola Salau, the Senior Special Assistant
The STEAM Funfest that will take place this year is going to be even more impressive because to the plans that have already been put into place. This event does not cost anything, and it is free to participation from any and all schools, parents, and children. Children who do not reside in Lagos will still be able to participate in the event because it will be streamed live online.
To register for Steam Fest, go to steamfest.9ijakids.com; for more information, phone +234 802 893 6065.