The STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) fields are vital areas of study for our students. As an organization, we do our best to supplement their education in these areas and offer opportunities to apply their knowledge and explore these fields outside the classroom.
In January 2023, Project 1808 hosted the Sixth Annual Science and Leadership Festival in Kabala, Koinadugu, Sierra Leone.
Our team is currently working on plans for next year SciLeadFest which is scheduled to take place again in January 2024.
Learn more about Project 1808’s Science and Leadership Festival
See photos from past festivals
SciLeadFest 2016 on Wetin Now!?
Coverage of the camp was provided by a local, youth-run news program “Wetin Now!?” as well as several local TV and radio stations. The video features many of our board members as well as our students who aided in organizing and facilitating the event.
Community Science Lab
During the 2023 Science and Leadership Festival, the students showed a great interest in learning how to use scientific tools such as microscopes and thermometers. These tools are now available for use by our students at our office in Kabala and we are working to create a small science lab for our students in order for them to gain vital technical skills.