Hurray! We’re expanding our STEM Club Project!
Yes, we are working towards expanding our STEM Club project to include children with autism.
In 2017, we launched our STEM Club project, thanks to the grant we received from The Pollination Project USA.
STEM Club project is focused on encouraging young girls in primary, and secondary schools to learn basic programming skills, and build strong foundation in science subjects. Through this project, InspireIT has reached out to more than 2225 girls in various primary and secondary schools across Nigeria.
Many people are largely unaware of autism despite its prevalence. Children with autism are often discriminated against in the society. Often times, these discrimination do not help with their self esteem and they tend to withdraw from participating in activities both with other children and within their community.
Reports have shown that there are less than 30 specialist clinics in the whole of Africa for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
We are looking at capacity building interventions for children with autism by providing 21st century skills training that will change attitudes and behaviours, build confidence, and impact knowledge. For the project, one of our key approach to providing capacity building interventions is digital skills training.