We propose a hands-on extracurricular STEM program to inspire and elevate Senegalese children and young adults
While digital literacy skills are crucial for the 21st century, the Senegalese education system does not integrate them in the curriculum due to lack of resources, such as trained teachers or IT infrastructures.
To address this crucial issue, we created mJangale, an after school program welcoming children from 1st to 12th grade in three cities in Senegal - Thiès, Dakar and Ziguinchor.
mJangale proposes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) workshops, coding in particular. It also leverages the use of custom-designed mobile apps and kits to support learning, and develop and strengthen the skills of children in subjects such as French, math and foreign languages.
The learning and teaching methodologies focus on short lectures, hands-on sessions, projects, design thinking activities, teamwork, prototyping, oral presentations and talks from guest speakers.
mJangale emphasized data collection for monitoring and evaluation, collaborating with education and tech experts, creating a network of tutors, and the involvement of parents in their children’s learning.
More than 750 participants (55% of girls) were trained to date in Thiès, Dakar and Ziguinchor.
mJangale strives to achieve the following goals:
To introduce and improve STEM education with a focus on coding
To introduce children to foreign languages and STEM early in their studies
To improve girls education
We are looking for developers and tutors, preferably in computer science, mathematics, physics, and education. Tutors can also be teachers at the primary, middle, and high school levels. All candidates should be comfortable working with children and young adults.