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STEmi Makers of Africa

LAGOS, Nigeria
Joined July 2022

A non-profit organization addressing the leaky unemployment pipeline, the underrepresentation of young women and girls in STEM and integration of practical learning in classrooms.

Presence in: Cameroon, Ghana, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania
Focus: Education

STEMi Makers Africa is a non-profit organization across 21 African countries addressing our present leaky unemployment pipeline, the underrepresentation of young women and girls in STEM through our mentoring program and the integration of practical learning in classrooms. We do this by training educators and providing them with resource tools so that students can find subjects like mathematics, engineering to be exciting. We have been awarded by the USA Consulate General, Nigeria on two projects of which are:-
The STEM Integration and Development training for 100 Educators (2019) and the South-East Edition of Empowering 300 Educators to Raise Students’ Achievement in STEM (2020). Through these projects, we set-up STEM Clubs, hosted bootcamps, hackathons, refined Educator’s instructional pedagogy where their students are allowed to solve ill-defined problems, make real-world connections while deepening content knowledge and preparing them for STEM careers.
Our social impact record has fostered partnerships with the 16 local and state governments, tech organizations like Oracle Academy, Google, IBM, and Microsoft who believe in helping Africans to become technology innovators and leaders.
Our website is www.stemiafrica.org

People Associated With This Organization

Amanda Obidike

Nigeria  
STEmi Makers of Africa
Joined July 2022
Interests: Education, Financial Sustainability & Fundraising, Policy Advocacy, Women's Rights
Amanda Obidike is an accomplished non-profit leader and Data Scientist with 10 years experience in directing social enterprises, start-ups and complex organizations in Africa, Europe and MENA Nations. She is the General Manager of the Sir Emeka Okwuosa Foundation. Her role at SEOF combines her passion for social innovation, youth development, reform in education curriculum, technology, and building new programs. She holds a Masters in Business Management from IBMI, Berlin and Certification in Economic policy making from IE Business School, Spain.

Recently, she became a Techwomen Awardee, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). In 2021, she became a Global 20 Goldman Sachs Fellowship Winner and emerged Winner in the UK’s foremost award, the FDM EveryWoman in Technology, Tech For Good Category. In 2020, she was given the Technology Rising Star Award by WOC, Michigan for successfully championing diversity in technology and innovation for the girl child. She has also been celebrated by Forbes Science as an African changing the culture fabric for young talents to embrace opportunities in Science and Technology.

Amanda has led Strategy Development and Execution, Humanitarian responses and has served as the African Union (AU) CESASTEM Cluster for driving Educator reforms, policies and instructional pedagogy in STEM across 21 African countries. She serves as a Mentor in the New York Academy of Science and Cherie Blair Foundation, Global thinkers for Women where she lends her voice and knowledge to serve as a role model to girls in Africa. She also currently serves on the Leadership Board of the Nigerian Global Affairs Council, STEMi Makers of Africa, Innovation Village, Kenya and as a Trustee at the MAI Foundation for Women Empowerment and Advocacy Center.
Amanda Obidike is the network champion (main point of contact) for STEmi Makers of Africa.

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