The Visiola Foundation was created to help address the low numbers of skilled STEM professionals in Africa, and especially the low number of women pursuing STEM careers. STEM skills will be the great equalizer for industrial development and the link between technology and socio-economic development. The Visiola Foundation works to create structures to encourage African girls to pursue STEM careers.
How do they do it?
- Coding Bootcamps for Girls teach full-stack web development, mobile app development, algorithms and data structures, graphic design, and coding in Python. Participants are equipped for tech jobs and to become tech-enabled entrepreneurs.
- STEM Camps for Teenage Girls teach valuable skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork. Students learn to build and program robots, electronics, and mechanical structures.
- After-School STEM Clubs for Girls teach core foundational literacies and competencies. The program content is designed to complement the school’s academic instruction, emphasizing Math, English, and Science.
In 2020, over 1,880 girls attended one of the Visiola Foundation’s programs, and they aim to continue to boost attendance and create immersive educational experiences, both virtually and in person.
Join us in our support of the Visiola Foundation: https://www.visiolafoundation.org/