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Firms partner to launch innovative non-linear learning centre in Rivers

Firms partner to launch innovative non-linear learning centre in Rivers

A global technology company, SLB, is collaborating with RVRB Innovation to launch its flagship STEMCafe, a non-linear learning centre focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) for children and young adults in Rivers State.

The official launch of the STEMCafe that took place in Port Harcourt witnessed a series of hands-on workshops, demonstrations, and interactive exhibits showcasing the potential of STEM for children aged 8 to 19. Local community members, educators, and policymakers convened to celebrate this milestone in STEM education and innovation in Nigeria.

Equipped with Digital labs, robotics kits, 3D printers, and computer games, STEMCafe aims to provide children and young adults with knowledge and skills in engineering, computer sciences, and mathematics.

Leveraging the successful implementation of STEMCafe in Lagos, Nairobi, and Kigali, the STEMCafe in Part Harcourt stands as a catalyst to encourage children and young adults to explore, experiment, and create, empowering the next generation of thinkers, innovators, and problem-solvers and fostering a lifelong love for STEM. “

Empowering communities through education has been engrained in SLB’s history for decades. In 1998, the idea of using the Internet as an educational tool took form with the introduction of the SLB Excellence in Educational Development (SEED) program.

The SEED program engages employees, educators, retirees, and volunteers around the world to share their passion for learning and STEM subjects through workshops, camps, classroom visits, and the professional development of teachers. In 2004, the Schlumberger Foundation launched the Faculty for the Future program.

Aimed at reducing the gender gap in the field of science, Faculty for the Future provides funding to women from emerging economies for advanced graduate study in STEM subjects. To date, over 100 Nigerian women have received the grant.

With the STEMCafe initiative, SLB adds to its history another project that promotes STEM disciplines and explores solutions to the pressing challenges of climate change and energy sustainability to drive progress for people and the planet.