Argentil Capital, Edtech firms train over 6000 kids on STEAM skills
Argentil Capital partners has combined efforts with four indigenous edtech companies to train over 6000 youngsters on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) skills at the second ‘STEAM Fun Fest conference and exhibition’.
STEAM provides essential 21st-century knowledge to equip students with future-ready skills for innovative and tech-driven workforce.
The STEAM Fest initiative was birthed through the collaborative effort of Jadesola Adedeji of STEM-MET, Uchenna Onwuamaegbu-Ugwu of Edufun Technik, Titi Adewusi of 9ijakids and Wale Ogunjobi of SabiTeach.
The conference, with the theme, ‘STEAM: From classroom to the real world,’ had about 6000 children in attendance, who were led from classroom experience to a world of reality.
Participants from across public and primary schools, were equipped with relevant practical skills, including robotics, coding, engineering, design, science experiments and drone technology to complement their classroom learning.
Commenting, Partner, Corporate Services, Argentil Capital Partners, Olapeju Kayode-Aluko, said feedback from participants justified the relevance of the programme.
“We had employees’ children and those from our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) child care homes in attendance. We watched gleefully as a passion for STEAM was birthed within the children in fun ways. It was also quite evident that beyond the school curriculum, there are multidimensional ways in which children may learn 21st century skills; thereby equipping them to solve prevailing global issues and ensuring their skill sets continue to evolve towards sustained relevance in the future workplace.
“With one of our CSR goals focused on education for children, the conference is set to achieve this objective by continuously equipping children with up to date skills. Following the great impact on over 6,000 children, we are committed to ensuring our children attend subsequent conferences and encourage the general populace to contribute towards advancing this great initiative. Rightly equipping our future leaders is our collective responsibility.”
Also speaking, one of the organisers and Co-Founder of STEM METS, Adedeji stated that the event was an avenue for parents and kids to be exposed to the future of education and work, adding the world is 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 many things to achieve in the digital world. I brought my children to have fun and to know other career prospects beyond Medicine and Law.”