The Top Teen’s Educational Boot-camp is an Initiative of Top Teens Nigeria. The Flagship of the program tagged “The Science of Self-Esteem”, Sponsored by The Pollination Project is a 2-Day Educational Boot-camp created to address the issues of low self-esteem, teenage pregnancies and access to STEM education among girls in Ughelli by helping girls build their self-worth.
Due to societal pressure, many girls in this community grew up to subconsciously think they aren’t good compared to boys, and girls in this context seeks to validate their self-worth by engaging in unwholesome relationships. Additionally, girls in this context have increased chance of dropping out of school, and low participation in STEM.
The negative impact of the environment and gender stereotypes on young girls has led to issues such as Low self-esteem, teenage pregnancies, and absenteeism from school. Furthermore, most of these girls who eventually stay in school do not go near STEM subjects because of the misconception that STEM is difficult and only boys have the capacity to succeed in this field.
The Boot-camp is targeted at adolescent girls in Ughelli, Delta State Nigeria. It is designed to provide teen girls with the knowledge, skills and mentorship, help empower them to have a mindset shift and see beyond their perceived inadequacies, believe in their abilities to become the best version of themselves, help them sharpen their STEM skills, sustain their passion and rediscover a sense of purpose. This we believe will result in reduction of teenage pregnancies and increased participation in STEM
At Top Teens, we believe that through our actions we can change the narrative of gender-related stereotypes and girls from marginalized backgrounds get educated because we know first-hand, the impact of education on women economic empowerment
To be eligible for this program, you must:
1. Be a girl between the ages of 13 – 19.
2 Will be available for the 2 days boot-camp in Ughelli, Delta State.