July 1, 2020
Lambaye Learning Center wins STEAM grant!
The State Department has honored our project the Lambaye Learning Center with a grant to fund a new STEAM program.
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“We are absolutely thrilled to announce that the U.S. Embassy in Dakar has awarded Students for Senegal, the maximum allowable grant award to create a new science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) program at the Lambaye Learning Center: The Lambaye Innovation Challenge (LIC).
The Lambaye Innovation Challenge is an innovative cross-cultural program aimed at primary and secondary school students designed to increase access to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) education in rural Senegal. Through a yearlong expert-guided workshop series, students will have access to STEAM experts and have the freedom to identify a problem they are passionate about and provided the STEAM resources to attempt an innovative solution.
This program will begin in fall 2020 and run for a full academic year. It will increase the long term capacity of the Lambaye Learning Center to provide educational resources in rural Senegal, as well as serving as a meaningful and impactful educational program for the more than 200 students who will be taking part in it.”