Episode 36

STEM as a Tool for Social Change with Amanda Obidike


August 25th, 2020

36 mins 41 secs

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About this Episode

Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week my guest is Amanda "Chirpy” Obidike, founder and Executive Director of Stemi Makers Africa. Amanda's expertise span from Project management and Operations, Education and Community building, Technology and Data Science. She’s a certified professional in STEM by the Open University, United Kingdom and Team lead of The Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Innovation Makers of Africa (STEMi Makers Africa) where she created sustainable and implementable projects in over 75 under-served Communities across 17 Sub-Saharan countries by preparing the next generation of innovators with technology emerging tools, real-world problem-solving akills they need to excel in lucrative fields and become more experienced for Africa's workforce by 2030.

A social entreprenuer at her core, Amanda is also a very active and effective advocate for mentorship of women, girls and young people in Africa. Amanda is the founding curator of the Global Shapers Community of the Ozubulu Hub in Anambara Nigeria; she also volunteers as a mentor with the New York Academy of Sciences, the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women in the UK, and the Global Thinkers Forum, to name a few.

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