November 1, 2021

Lambaye Learning Center Secures Funding from Goethe Institute Senegal!

The Lambaye Learning Center has received a grant from the Goethe Institute Senegal for a project to recycle electronic waste and install solar lamps in the streets of Lambaye. This effort originally came from a student group’s project developed in the Lambaye Innovation Challenge program.

The Lambaye Innovation Challenge was a successful innovative cross-cultural program aimed at primary and secondary school students designed to increase access to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math education that concluded in July 2021. Through a yearlong expert-guided workshop series, students had access to STEAM experts for them to identify a problem in their community that they are passionate about and implement a solution using the provided STEAM resources. A crucial component of the program is that teams of students in Senegal are paired with U.S. high school students to work together; this past year, they have collaborated over Zoom calls every month. Workshop topics range from team building to problem-solving to research methods. The 200 Senegalese students within their teams developed a total of 20 projects like the one mentioned above. Other projects include a mobile application for the declaration of children at birth, an electronic system to fight against cattle theft, an automated robot that allows sows seeds, and an ecological garden based on the recycling of objects and biofertilizers.

Excellent work is being done at the Center!