Speaking about the organization, founder, STEM METS Resources Jadesola Adedeji, said “STEM is the future for development in Africa and we believe that it is one of the tools needed to fully create a generation of innovators and contribute to sustainable economic development of our nation, Nigeria.
STEM METS is an organization which was founded on the premise, of creating a diverse way of learning, and to empower young students in Nigeria with skills required for the future global workplace. This organization is committed to nurturing, enriching and inspiring young minds by providing quality, innovative, alternative educational learning platforms. The mission for STEM METS is introduce STEM based programs and activities to children aged 3-16 across Nigeria which will inspire innovation and creativity
Established in 2014, with over 4000 students reached in 12 schools, STEM METS Resources started its first initiative running the Bricks4kidz program in schools in January 2014. This initiative engages students using LEGO Bricks to deliver high quality, educational play that translates to learning; and also through several enrichment holiday workshops and clubs. Till date, the organisation has hosted 42 workshops offered as after school classes, holiday camps and field trips.
Most recently, the company has partnered with Airbus Foundation, a subsidiary of Airbus, to administer its robotics and aviation program to youths aged 11-16, through its workshop called Airbus the Little Engineer Workshop A380. The goal of the partnership is to support Nigeria’s efforts in creating a sustainable pipeline of talent for Africa, encouraging students to embrace technology, and ignite a passion in them that can grow into a STEM career.
STEM METS Resources also supports governments, businesses and schools in developing strategic programs targeted at increasing students’ engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.