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 of 2016, Project 1808 hosted the First Annual Science and Leadership Festival in Kabala, Koinadugu, Sierra Leone.
The event was attended by over 200 students and community members who engaged in a number of science experiments and demonstrations facilitated by Project 1808 high school students. The festival also included a day in which we focus on prominent African scientists, authors, and leaders.
Our team is currently working on plans for next years SciLeadFest which is scheduled to take place again in January 2017.
Photos and a summary of our most recent camp can be found on under News and Updates.
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 2016 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.