Since 2016, the SHE Initiative has offered over 600 girls in Lagos State public schools unique opportunities to experience science and technology in relatable, interactive and fun ways. Girls are immersed in a variety of hands on learning activities designed to broaden their knowledge of the fields of science and technology, engage them in enquiry, stir their intellectual curiosity, build their confidence, apprise them of female role models in the field, and equip them with demonstrable skills in targeted areas of science and technology. Ethics, leadership and remedial education are important components of the SHE learning agenda which is delivered through residential science camps, in-school clubs, holiday camps and single-gender science fairs.
The SHE Initiative is delivered in partnership with the Lagos State Ministry of Education. The program is delivered across 10 public schools located at Ikoyi, Lagos Island, Ojodu, Okota and Oshodi/Mushin
SHE In-School Club
SHE In-school clubs deliver up to 24 (twenty-four) weeks – an average of eight weeks per term – of hands on technology workshops, and leadership and ethics training.
SHE Life and Leardership
The SHE Life & Leadership Workshop is designed to equip and empower girls with the skills and confidence to navigate life successfully, contribute to community and ultimately help contribute to positive life outcomes.
SHE Holiday Remediation
The Holiday Remediation is a 2-3 weeks non-residential camp designed to bridge gaps in English language competencies of SHE participants and hedge them against summer learning loss.
SHE Pride Valedictory
The SHE Valedictory Event agenda features inspirational guest speakers, reflections from graduating SHE participants, donor meet & greet, roll call and badging of the graduating SHE class.
SHE Science and Technology Fair
The SHE Science & Technology Fair is the only girls-only science fair of its scale in West Africa, and perhaps Africa.
SHE Advance is a mini conference designed to orient SHE alumni and graduating class on a variety of career options and steps required to follow them.