ExxonMobil Foundation and JA Africa Launch $300K STEM Initiative

ExxonMobil Foundation partners with JA Africa to boost STEM education for 3,000 students across four African countries.

The ExxonMobil Foundation and JA Africa have launched the “ExxonMobil STEM Africa” initiative, a $300,000 program to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for approximately 3,000 African students across Nigeria, Namibia, Angola and Mozambique.

The program will prepare middle and high school students for future STEM careers through immersive quizzes and hands-on experiences at Innovation Camps. The camps, delivered by JA Africa, will teach new approaches to addressing STEM-related challenges.

Growing students’ STEM skills is key in developing the next generation of problem solvers across Africa. We’re excited to see how these young minds apply what they’ve learned through our program.

Alvin Abraham, President, ExxonMobil Foundation

Teams who present the best STEM solutions will represent their countries at a major regional industry conference in Cape Town, South Africa. Students will gain cross-cultural exposure, learn about energy from a global perspective and showcase their ideas while connecting with industry leaders.

In an era where technology and innovation propel the global economy forward, Africa’s position at the forefront of technological advancements is crucial for maintaining competitiveness and sustainable development. We are grateful to the ExxonMobil Foundation for this partnership to nurture STEM competencies to shape Africa’s future.

Simi Nwogugu, President and CEO, JA Africa

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