WIEN set to ignite the Girl-Child passion for STEM at Supernova launch Science Fair in Bille Community

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The Women in Energy Network (WIEN) is set for the physical launch of its Supernova Girl and Science Fair programme scheduled to take place in River state at the Bille Community.

The overreaching objective of the program according to the President of WIEN, Mrs. Funmi Ogbue is to ignite passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in young girls and to showcase the socio-economic value and application of STEM in everyday life. 

The target group she said, are girls in senior primary schools, junior and senior secondary schools.

She explained WIEN’s role is to mentor, point the way forward and partner with the would be champions to midwife their careers by way of providing learning aids, seminars, scholarships at some points and above all inspiration.

Mrs. Ogbue stated that, during the event, experiments will be performed by the pupils with guidance of APWEN members who are champions of the event.

Line up during the event also include; interactive and sensitization session for parents, guardians and teachers to inspire positive attitude and support for females in the pursuit of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) which will be anchored by WIEN members.

“Scholarships will be awarded to fifteen students selected through written exams and science experiment across the three cadres. School uniforms, school sandals, bags, and text books will be distributed to about 467 students in Bille community”, Mrs. Ogbue added.

“Inspired by the successful launch  of our flagship program Supernova Girl and overwhelming positive energy generated by the virtual launch  which was attended by key players in the  energy value chain , we use this medium to really appreciate all our partners”.

The WIEN President expressed optimism that early contact with the target group will indeed spark off a desire and an ambition of the girl child to study the sciences and ultimately pursue engineering as a profession and get them ready for a career in the Energy sector. 

“As the girls begin to imagine great careers in Energy sector and diligently demonstrate passion and with the right guidance, the sky will be their limit”.

The physical launch of the  Supernova Girl and Science Fair programme, is scheduled to hold at the Townhall Bille Community, Rivers State Saturday 25th June, 2022 at 10am.

Dignitaries to grace the launch are HRM, King Igbikingeri Ngwowari Cornelius Herbert (Agbaniye-jike XVIII), as Father of the day, Amayanabo of Bille Kingdom and mother of the day H.E. Hon Justice Eberechu Nyesom Wike (Wife of the Executive Governor of Rivers State. The  illustrious son  of Bille , Engr. Adokiye Tombomieye FNSE as the keynote speaker.  

Other speakers include Dr. Justina Junmbo (former Permanent Secretary, Rivers State Ministry of Health) and Mrs. Okorite Adiele(former Chairman Degema LGA, Care taker Committee and a United Nations POLAC Ambassador for Peace.

About WIEN

WIEN is an association established in 2020 to provide a platform for Women that work across the Energy Industry value chain; to network and build confidence and links to progress their careers or businesses. Our core values are Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration and Empowerment.

Our vision is to be the leading Network that promotes the participation and advancement of Women in leadership across the energy value chain in support of National Development.

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