Texaco Nigeria Outer Shelf Limited, a Chevron company, in partnership with the STEAM Fun Fest team, has kick-off of ‘Project iCommunity’, a STEAM competition designed to encourage creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills among students in 10 public schools in Lagos.
It said in a statement that the competition, which was centred around the theme ‘Solving our community’s problems using design thinking’ aims to develop the next generation of problem-solvers and changemakers.
As part of the project, it said, 500 students would undergo design thinking training, after which 10 students would be selected from each school to present their school’s solution to a panel of judges at the STEAM competition pitch day.
The statement said the project kicked off with the training of teachers and the onboarding of the 10 schools.
It added that the student training on design thinking would span four weeks across the 10 schools in education district 3, while the Pitch competition finals would hold in July.
The statement said, “Texaco Nigeria Outer Shelf is pleased to partner with STEAM Fun Fest, STEAM UP Lagos and the Lagos State Ministry of Education District III to promote creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills among Lagos public school students through Project iCommunity.
“This project aligns with our commitment to sustainable social investment and youth development.”
Speaking on behalf of the STEAM Fun Fest team during the teacher training and onboarding, Titi Adewusi, said, “We are thrilled to partner with Texaco Nigeria Outer Shelf to bring Project iCommunity to Lagos public schools.
“One of the goals of STEAM Fun Fest is to improve the students’ problem-solving skills and prepare them for the future of work. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity and collaboration are the key skills of the future and Project iCommunity will give the children an opportunity to hone these skills.”