About Us

Our Story


 

In 2014, I spent my gap year running after-school programs at a center in Lagos, Nigeria called Afara. Math was my favourite subject and it felt amazing to teach these girls Mathematics and Further Mathematics. The bulk of my students were from public schools. You see, public schools in Nigeria receive the short end of the stick – Underfunded, Underpaid teachers, Unconducive learning environment, and majority of their student population are from low income households. I went from being their teacher to becoming their friend. My gap year was a year of reflection, I realized I had a passion for mentorship, leadership and education.

Over the years, I noticed that there was a bigger problem that existed. It was not just girls from low income households that lacked interest in STEM, there was an overall low enrollment of girls in STEM subjects. This is reflected both in Secondary  and Higher education.

These disparities are also reflected in the labor market: Women who study STEM fields are less likely to enter into STEM careers and exit these careers earlier than male peers. In the subset of countries with standardized science and mathematics test data, there is no systematic advantage for boys, and in some countries, girls are in fact outperforming boys.

So what drives the STEM gender gap? Research shows that early-stage interventions, provide a good opportunity to get girls interested in STEM subjects that lead to a greater chance of achieving higher levels of academia, and bridging the gap in STEM. STEM Bridge exists for HER.

Hi! My name is Kaosi and I am the founder and CEO of STEM Bridge. With your help, I want to change the world for our girls. By empowering, supporting and encouraging HER, together we can bridge the gap in STEM and inspire the next generation of female leaders.

 

Sincerely,

Kaosi

Our Story


In 2014, I spent my gap year running after-school programs at a center in Lagos, Nigeria called Afara. Math was my favourite subject and it felt amazing to teach these girls Mathematics and Further Mathematics. The bulk of my students were from public schools. You see, public schools in Nigeria receive the short end of the stick – Underfunded, Underpaid teachers, Unconducive learning environment, and majority of their student population are from low income households. I went from being their teacher to becoming their friend. My gap year was a year of reflection, I realized I had a passion for mentorship, leadership and education.

Over the years, I noticed that there was a bigger problem that existed. It was not just girls from low income households that lacked interest in STEM, there was an overall low enrollment of girls in STEM subjects. This is reflected both in Secondary  and Higher education.

These disparities are also reflected in the labor market: Women who study STEM fields are less likely to enter into STEM careers and exit these careers earlier than male peers. In the subset of countries with standardized science and mathematics test data, there is no systematic advantage for boys, and in some countries, girls are in fact outperforming boys.

So what drives the STEM gender gap? Research shows that early-stage interventions, provide a good opportunity to get girls interested in STEM subjects that lead to a greater chance of achieving higher levels of academia, and bridging the gap in STEM. STEM Bridge exists for HER.

Hi! My name is Kaosi and I am the founder and CEO of STEM Bridge. With your help, I want to change the world for our girls. By empowering, supporting and encouraging HER, together we can bridge the gap in STEM and inspire the next generation of female leaders.

 

Sincerely,

Kaosi

Our Vision


To increase and create awareness, leadership and career opportunities and generate enthusiasm among girls in developing countries, looking to launch successful STEM-related careers.

Our Mission

  1. Empower, by creating a pathway for girls looking to emerge into a STEM field
  2. Support, by making a financial investment towards the education of girls from poor social and economic background who have a passion for STEM
  3. Encourage, by strengthening, expanding, and creating learning and leadership opportunities, mentorship, and programs to cultivate girls’ interest in STEM

 

Our Vision


To increase and create awareness, leadership and careernopportunities and generate enthusiasm among Nigerian girls, looking to launch successful STEM-related careers.

Our Mission

  1. Empower, by creating a pathway for girls looking to emerge into a STEM field
  2. Support, by making a financial investment towards the education of girls from poor social and economic background who have a passion for STEM
  3. Encourage, by strengthening, expanding, and creating learning and leadership opportunities, mentorship, and programs to cultivate girls’ interest in STEM

 

Our Approach


Role-Model Approach

  We mentor and inspire our girls by building confidence, shaping their future, and providing them with the skills they need to succeed in their community

Community-Building Approach

We invest in our girls, by increasing access to high quality education and equal opportunities to study, grow, and thrive in STEM careers

Continuous-Learning Approach

We create learning resources, provide learning and growth opportunities through programs designed to pique interest, and expand the knowledge and ability of our girls

Our Team


Kaosi Anyanwu

CEO & Founder

Kosy Onochie

Director of Advocacy

Nnenna Okoronkwo

Co-Director of Local Operations

Paula Mordi

Co-Director of Local Operations

Our Board


Ifeanyi Olagbaju

Managing Partner, Abigail St. John's Advising & Formation Services

Charles Anudu

Managing Director, SWIFT Networks & Candel Company Limited

Margaret Anyigbo

CEO, Quelu Educational Center

Dr. Janna Maranas

Prof of Chemical Engineering, Penn State

Ebere Anyanwu

HR Professional

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