Nigerian Youth Headstart - Connect and Elevate STEM Workshops Fund

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STEM exposure and Certification enablement. Nigerian Young Adults Headstart: Close the employment Gap through Cisco Certification for the young adults. Connect and Elevate reaches across the ocean to develop and train Nigerian youth with Cisco CCNA and AWS technical skills to certify the young adult. The goal is to help close the unemployment gap. Bloomberg Economic Article statistics states that 53.4% of Nigerian adults from the age of 20-34 are unemployed. This unemployment rate is partly due to the lack of certification, such as the sought-after Cisco technical skills required by employers in enterprises, the financial sector, and service providers. This Campaign will enable Connect and Elevate to train 50 of these students and provide the top 20 young adults who attend the 2 weeks bootcamp with paid CCNA vouchers/scholarships to take the CCNA examination. Connect and Elevate STEAM Exposure Workshops: According to the National Math and Science Initiative, "60% of the new jobs that will open in the 21st century will require skills possessed by only 20% of the current workforce." Connect and Elevate prepares tomorrow's leaders today with problem-based learning and hands-on activities that ignite the passion for STEM. This Campaign will enable Connect and Elevate to provide 50 youth ages 13-18 years old with a FUN-FILLED days of hands on exploration, collaboration, problem solving, critical thinking, ideation and innovation. Each participant will gain the following: • Learn while doing build over 511 different electronics projects such as digital voice recorder, AM/FM radio, AC generator, screaming fan, whistle switch and much more! • Provides opportunity to teach children creativity and mechanical principles. The robotics kit teaches the value of recycling by re-purposing a used soda can into a moving, functional robot. • Encourage young Eco-engineers to explore alternate energy sources through basic mechanical concepts, Delve into STEM concepts and learn how to convert sunlight into energy to power a moving car. Help us to raise the funds to supply the exam vouchers and purchase the STEM kits. All Donations are TAX-DEDUCTIBLE! ***DONT FORGET TO REQUEST MATCHING FUNDS WITH BRIGHT FUNDS!****
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