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2017:The Teen CODE Club for GIRLS is a weekend gathering of girls learning coding activities and interacting with technology mentors, with the ultimate aim of grooming next generation Female Information Technology experts, who are capable of providing solutions to local problems in their communities through technology innovation. It is a yearly program that takes in new participants (Girls from 10 – 16) every year. To register for this program, Contact Us

2017: In February 2017, 12 students successfully completed the science for change (SFC) Initiative Program of the James Ogunbor Foundation. The organisation organized a send forth party for the students and lots of exciting activities such as Quiz competition, Drama presentation, Presentation of gifts to outstanding students, e.t.c. took place. The following are the names of the outstanding students who got prizes during the event:

  • Olarenwaju Tawab - Best student(Academics) (Isheri grammar school, Lagos)
  • Daboh Ayomide - 2nd Best student(Academics) (Isheri grammar school, Lagos)
  • Ishola Tosin - 3rd Best student (Academics) (Isheri grammar school, Lagos)
  • Ayanwu Judith – Most dedicated student (Isheri grammar school, Lagos)
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2017: The James Ogunbor Education Foundation (JOEF) is pleased to announce its partnership with Engineering Information Foundation (EiF), New York City through a 3 – Day Technology Workshop to impact 60 Secondary (High) school girls and 10 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) teachers from remote public secondary schools in Lagos State, Nigeria. The workshop targets under-represented public secondary school girls from 10 – 15 years of age.
The program titled: Introduction to Computer Programming on Arduino/Raspberry Pi/Java Script took place between February 23rd and February 25th 2017 at the Head office of JOEF and provided the opportunity for girls to learn basic computer programming skills. Girls learnt Mobile Apps Development on Android Windows, website development, programming electronics with Arduino, as well as Programming with Scratch. They also had the opportunity to meet women leaders in engineering who gave them leadership training.
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2016: JOEF currently has 17 registered public secondary school students in Lagos, Nigeria for the Program Science for Change (SFC) Initiative; a program that provides opportunities for after – school classes in science subjects for science students in public secondary schools, at the JOEF Head Office in Lagos.

2015: In March 2015, JOEF partnered with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), USA and Kriskollins Pest Control, Nigeria Ltd to successfully host the project titled: Science and Engineering Practical Competition for Secondary School Girls in Lagos State. This project is an initiative of the program: Engineering and Technology Innovation Programs for Girls (ETIPG).

Same year, JOEF trained up to 50 students from public secondary schools in Lagos State for After School Lectures to prepare them for the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) which was written in 2016. Also, from May to October 2015, 20 more public secondary school students were trained for after school lectures through the Science for Change Initiative, through the use of qualified and experienced teachers in the field of Science and Technology to prepare these students towards achieving successful grades in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related subjects at the West African School Certificate Examinations. Read here for success stories of students who attended JOEF’s After School Lectures.

2013: JOEF began the implementation of the project "Supporting Public School Children with School Bags and Shoes" by donating school bags to 30 students of Isheri Junior Secondary School. The Project was jointly sponsored by Kriskollins Pest Control Ltd.

2012: Engineering is a rare career choice for women. JOEF promotes the engineering profession among primary school girls in Lagos state through the Education for African Women Initiative Project held in March 2012, and sponsored by Tukano Concepts Service, Lagos Nigeria. This project is an initiative of the program: Engineering and Technology Innovation Programs for Girls (ETIPG).
Also in 2012, JOEF collaborated with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). USA to host the Event Develop and Discover Girls Innovating with Engineering, a program which involved enlightening primary school girls in Lagos about the Engineering profession, through engaging them in simple engineering related activities. This project that involved the participation of up to 200 girls is also an initiative of the program: Engineering and Technology Innovation Programs for Girls (ETIPG).

2011: In September 2011, JOEF donated books and writing materials to 40 public secondary school students from Ojodu Junior High School, Lagos. The children were selected to receive these materials with the help of their class teachers who had recommended them for always lacking sufficient books for their classroom participation. Some students interviewed revealed that it was difficult for them to study the right way as their parents couldn’t afford the relevant books and writing materials. This project is an initiative of the Strengthening Libraries and School Facilities for Public Schools in Africa (SLSF) program.

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