Inspire. Innovate. Impact.
At Nsesa Foundation, we are inspiring young Africans to be innovative and equipping them with skills in science and technology to help hem make impact wherever they go.
We are working to spur an “Innovation Revolution” in Africa!
We define an “Innovation Revolution” as a movement in which young people across the length and breadth of Africa are developing innovative solutions to problems in their communities using science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Our programmes and projects are aimed at helping young people develop their innovative potential, gain basic skills in engineering and computer programming and inspire more young women to take up roles in STEM.
3 weeks in-person bootcamp
Project iSWEST brings together 30 high school students every summer for a 3-week intensive STEM Bootcamp covering computer Innovation and Design Thinking, Computer Programming and Arduino Programming.
8 weeks online course
SuaCode, our smartphone-based online coding course, brings together thousands of young learners from across Africa to be introduced to the basics of computer programming using just their phones.
STEM Woman of the Week
STEM Woman of the Week (STEM WOW) celebrates the achievements of women who are crushing it in different fields of STEM by sharing their stories to encourage more young women to take up careers in STEM.
We are Dedicated to Impact in Africa
Since 2014, when we officially began the journey, our Project iSWEST and Suacode programmes have trained more than 2500 learners combined across 37 African countries, with our STEM WOW features reaching over 500,000 people globally.
More than 50 young people have volunteered to help run our programmes and over 30 professionals in industry and academia have mentored our students including professors in top universities globally and engineers at top silicon valley companies.
Several of our alumni have started companies addressing important problems and have won prestigious awards for their work and dozens have been admitted to top universities across the world.
What Our Students Are Saying
SuaCode is one of the best online training opportunities. I really like the way the tutors were committed to guide and aid us throughout the course. I can’t wait to be invited again for Advanced Lessons in the near future.
Tiwonge Lwara from Malawi
With training from Project iSWEST 2014, I founded Kids & Math, the first youth-led organization in Ghana that seeks to help kids realize and appreciate the versatility of Mathematics. We have already impacted 500 kids in Ghana and we’re going further.
Prince Allotey from Ghana
Project iSWEST 2014 participant
Get Involved – Join the Innovation Revolution
Join the Innovation Revolution by volunteering in one of our programmes. We depend on a network of volunteers to help us run our programmes every year. Find out how you can volunteer.
Join the Innovation Revolution by partnering with us. By partnering with us to run STEM based programs, we are able to combine forces and resources to reach out to far more young people than we can do on our own. Learn how.
Join the Innovation Revolution by making a donation. Your kind contributions will help us sponsor more learners to participate in our programmes every year.
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