BlackBerry And Junior Achievement Nigeria Launch STEM Innovation Camps For Students
BlackBerry and non-governmental organisation Junior Achievement have announced the Junior Achievement Young Enterprise programme for Science, Technology and Mathematics(STEM) Innovation Camps in Nigeria.
Over 55 secondary school students from 13 public and private schools took part in the first camp which focused on business challenges in mobile technology. The concept of an Innovation camp was developed by BlackBerry and the Junior Achievement Young Enterprise.
At the STEM Innovation Camp students were asked to create an idea for a mobile app that could be used by students. The students also created sales plans in support of their mobile app to develop business skills and the winning team was chosen by a panel of judges which included BlackBerry executives.
At the end of the Innovation Camp, Team 11 Young Engineer for Problem Solving was selected to represent Nigeria in the Junior Achievement International Finals next month. They will compete with 13 other schools from around the world.
The Junior Achievement global final will take place on the 13th June 2013 and include winning teams from the UAE, Spain, Italy, India, Thailand, Argentina, China, Sweden, Mexico, Malaysia, South Africa, Nigeria, Columbia and Indonesia.