Based in Nigeria

The Visiola Foundation

A Non-profit

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Organization Details

The Visiola Foundation is dedicated to empowering African girls and young women, in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Our approach involves a comprehensive 360° Developmental Learning Model, which encompasses foundational instruction, hands-on activities, and interactive sessions with industry role models.

In our foundational instruction, we equip students with both soft and hard skills essential for future employment opportunities in high-skill, high-wage STEM careers. 

Hands-on activities form an integral part of our approach, allowing students to apply their knowledge in real-world scenarios and fostering innovative thinking. 

We facilitate interactive sessions with industry role models, including female STEM professionals, mentors, and leaders who serve as inspirational figures for our students. These sessions offer valuable insights, mentorship, and networking opportunities, empowering students to envision and pursue successful STEM careers.

Impact Story

The Visiola Foundation is committed to empowering African girls through STEM education, aiming to bridge gender gaps and create opportunities for young women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields across Africa. Our programs have positively impacted over 10,380 girls and young women in 10 countries, including Eswatini, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Our programs have resulted in significant positive outcomes:

- 90% of students have demonstrated improvement in overall academic performance, particularly in math and science subjects.
- Over 60% of coding boot camp graduates secure tech internships, full-time jobs, or scholarships, showcasing the effectiveness of our training programs.
- 80% of participants in our summer camps and after-school STEM programs successfully complete secondary school, enhancing their prospects for higher education and career advancement.
- 70% of students admitted to our coding boot camps successfully complete the program and receive certificates, indicating their dedication and achievement.

Furthermore, our efforts have led to numerous success stories:

- Temisan, a coding boot camp graduate, secured an internship as a Fullstack Web Developer at ImportCredit Africa, kickstarting her career in the tech industry.
- Anjola, a Visiola Foundation student, was selected as a World Science Scholar, gaining recognition for her academic excellence and potential as a future STEM leader.
- Students from the African Science Academy competed at the First Lego League Open Competition in Morocco, showcasing their innovation and skills on a global stage.
- Rebecca, a coding boot camp graduate from Uganda, obtained a full-time position with Harris International, highlighting the employment opportunities created through our programs.

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