Argentil Capital, Edtech companies train more than 6,000 children in STEAM skills | The Guardian Nigeria News


Argentil Capital partners combined efforts with four indigenous edtech companies to train over 6,000 young people in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) skills at the second STEAM Fun Fest conference and expo.

STEAM provides essential 21st century knowledge to equip students with future-ready skills for an innovative, technology-driven workforce.

The STEAM Fest initiative was born through the collaborative effort of Jadesola Adedeji from STEM-MET, Uchenna Onwuamaegbu-Ugwu from Edufun Technik, Titi Adewusi from 9ijakids and Wale Ogunjobi from SabiTeach.

The conference, themed “STEAM: From the Classroom to the Real World”, brought together approximately 6,000 children, who were guided from the classroom experience into a world of reality.

Participants from all public and elementary schools were equipped with relevant practical skills including robotics, coding, engineering, design, science experiments and drone technology to complement their classroom learning.

Commenting, Olapeju Kayode-Aluko, Partner, Business Services, Argentil Capital Partners, said participants’ feedback substantiated the relevance of the program.

“We welcomed the children of employees and those of our crèches responsible for corporate social responsibility (CSR). We have witnessed with joy the birth of a passion for STEAM in children in a fun way. It was also quite evident that beyond the school curriculum, there are multidimensional ways in which children can learn 21st century skills; thereby equipping them to address current global issues and ensuring that their skills continue to evolve towards lasting relevance in the future workplace.

“With one of our CSR goals focused on educating children, the conference is designed to achieve that goal by continually equipping children with up-to-date skills. Following the great impact on more than 6,000 children, we are committed to ensuring that our children attend future conferences and to encourage the general population to contribute to the advancement of this great initiative. Properly equipping our future leaders is our collective responsibility.

Also speaking, one of the organizers and co-founder of STEM METS, Adedeji, said the event was an opportunity for parents and children to be exposed to the future of education and work, adding that the world was taking a huge turn and adapting to technology. .

One of the parents, who attended the conference, Feran Babatunde, said: “The world is going digital and there are a lot of things to achieve in the digital world. I brought my kids to have fun and learn about other career opportunities beyond medicine and law.