WOMEN IN ENERGY NETWORK (WIEN) TO FLAGS OFF STEM PROGRAMME AT BILLE SUPERNOVA GIRL
Women in Energy Network (WIEN) is an association established in 2020 to provide a platform for Women that work across the Energy Industry value chain; to network and build confidence and links to progress their careers or businesses. Our core values are Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration and Empowerment.
Our vision is to be the leading Network that promotes the participation and advancement of Women in leadership across the energy value chain in support of National Development.
Inspired by the successful launch of our flagship program Supernova Girl and overwhelming positive energy generated by the virtual launch which was attended by key players in the energy value chain, we use this medium to really appreciate all our partners.
The physical launch of the Supernova Girl and Science Fair programme, is scheduled to hold in Bille Community, Rivers State. The father of the day is HRM, King Igbikingeri Ngwowari Cornelius Herbert (Agbaniye-jike XVIII), Amayanabo of Bille Kingdom and mother of the day H.E. Hon Justice Eberechu Nyesom Wike(Wife of the Executive Governor of Rivers State. The illustrious son of Bille, Engr. Adokiye Tombomieye FNSE as the keynote speaker. Other speakers include Dr. Justina Junmbo (former Permanent Secretary, Rivers State Ministry of Health) and Mrs. Okorite Adiele(former Chairman Degema LGA, Care taker Committee and a United Nations POLAC Ambassador for Peace. The event is scheduled to hold as follows: Date: Saturday 25th June 2022, Venue: Townhall Bille, Rivers State. Time: 10am.
The overreaching objective of the program is to ignite passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in young girls and to showcase the socio-economic value and application of STEM in our everyday life. The target groups are girls in senior primary schools, junior and senior secondary schools.
During the event, experiments will be performed by the pupils with guidance of APWEN members (our supporters for the event) along with an interactive/sensitization session for parents, guardians and teachers to inspire positive attitude and support for females in the pursuit of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) which will be anchored by WIEN members. Scholarships will be awarded to fifteen students selected through written exams and science experiment across the three cadres. School uniforms, school sandals, bags, and text books will be distributed to about 467 students in Bille community.
WIEN is confident that early contact with the target group will indeed spark off a desire and an ambition of the girl child to study the sciences and ultimately pursue engineering as a profession and get them ready for a career in the Energy sector. . As the girls begin to imagine great careers in Energy sector and diligently demonstrate passion and with the right guidance, the sky will be their limit. WIEN’s role is to mentor, point the way forward and partner with the would be champions to midwife their careers by way of providing learning aids, seminars, scholarships at some points and above all inspiration.