A vision for Nigeria’s youth: FIRST LEGO league competition held in Nigeria

14 April 2017

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Best Robot programming students from Junior secondary school, Area 10 Garki. Credit: Stella Uzochukwu

In March, robot programming students took part in the 2016-17 FIRST LEGO LEAGUE competition (FLL) with the theme ‘ANIMAL ALLIES’. FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is a program that supports children and youngsters and introduces them to science and technology in a sporty atmosphere.

The theme of this year’s FLL competition was to explore the relationship between people and animals. Today, it’s time to think about how we can help each other. What might become possible when we work together with our ANIMAL ALLIES?

The competition included 160 students, with eight public schools and five private schools, totalling around 400 attendees. All eight public schools had twenty students and two mentors each. The Odyssey Educational Foundation helped train the public school’s mentors, and the FLL regional competition was co-hosted by Odyssey Educational Foundation and CODERINA. The Odyssey Educational Foundation‘s after-school STEM program encourages young people to pursue careers in science and technology.

The competition was sponsored by the Australian and US Embassies in Nigeria and we were also honoured by the presence of the Danish Ambassador.

Photos from the competition

The Gracious Professionalism award. Credit: Stella Uzochukwu

The representative of The Australian embassy presenting medals to GGSS.

Cross section Odyssey staff and representative from the US embassy.

Students from Tudun Wada Secondary School programming.

Talking session with Danish Ambassador to Nigeria.

Cross section of the students.

For more information about Stella Uzochukwu and the Odyssey Education Foundation’s mission to deliver STEM education to boys and girls in Nigeria, visit their website.

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Stella Uzochukwu Founder of the Odyssey Educational Foundation, a Non-Governmental and Not-For-Profit Organization.
Stella Uzochukwu Founder of the Odyssey Educational Foundation, a Non-Governmental and Not-For-Profit Organization.

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