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iNERDE amène le Mali à Washington, DC !

Appel à la jeunesse du Mali ! iNERDE va amener une équipe des élèves lycéens maliens à Washington, DC – le capital des États-Unis – pour une compétition internationale en robotiques. Pas besoin d’être déjà former en robotique,  nous allons t’enseigner, gratuitement, tous qu’il faut savoir. Mais, nous cherchons les élèves sérieux et travailleurs, dotés d’une grande envie d’apprendre et passionné par la science et la technologie. Nous allons montrer au monde que la jeunesse du Mali a du talent !

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124 pays vont participer à la compétition robotique FIRST Global du 16 au 18 juillet. Cet évènement est les « jeux olympiques » de l’éducation moderne. FIRST a confié à iNERDE la responsabilité de former l’équipe nationale du Mali et de l’amener aux États-Unis pour la compétition.

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Ce n’est pas tout. Du 11 au 13 mai, le Panafrican Robotics Competion PARC sera tenu à Dakar et iNERDE sera là avec les équipes maliennes de l’école fondamentale (2ème cycle) et du lycée.

 

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Afin d’assurer que les équipes soient les vraies équipes nationales, iNERDE a sollicité le gouvernement du Mali à parrainer l’activité et nous avons rassemblé des autres organismes concernés par l’éducation et le développement du Mali à se rejoindre à nous. Beaucoup a répondu.

Cette semaine le gouvernement du Mali va diffuser l’annonce suivante :

Sous l’égide du Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche Scientifique, dans le cadre de la promotion du domaine des sciences, de la technologie, de l’ingénierie et des mathématiques appelé STEM et en continuité de la Fête des Sciences, iNERDE, en partenariat avec la Cité des Enfants, l’ESIAU, l’AFIMA, CREATEAM, le Collège Horizon, et l’USTTB lance un appel à candidature pour la sélection des élèves du lycée et du second cycle pour la participation à deux compétitions internationales de robotique. Il s’agit des compétitions PARC au Sénégal, du 11 au 13 Mai 2017 et FIRST GLOBAL aux États-Unis, du 16 au 18 juillet 2017. Les élèves ainsi sélectionnés suivront une préparation intensive et gratuite en robotique et les meilleurs feront partie d’une équipe malienne. Les formulaires d’inscription seront disponibles à la Cité des Enfants de Bamako et le site web inerde.org/club. La date limite de dépôt des dossiers de candidature est fixée au 18 février 2017, à 9h00. Allez les jeunes, déposez rapidement vos dossiers!
Ensemble, montrons au monde que la jeunesse du Mali a du talent!

Nous lançons une campagne de communication pour informer et pour inspirer les maliens et le monde du travail de notre équipe nationale. Nous cherchons les sponsors pour soutenir les équipes et pour nous aider à saisir l’occasion pour répandre l’éducation STEM partout dans le pays. Pour plus d’informations, contactez notre chef du développement, Michael Leventhal, mleventhal@inerde.org.

La formation durera 10 semaines pour les élèves de l’école fondamentale, deuxième cycle et 5 mois pour les élèves du lycée. Vous pouvez accéder directement aux informations et au formulaire ici. Fais-le tout de suite! Un dossier complet doit être amené à la Cité des Enfants soit le 11 février soit le 18 février.

Depuis nous avons créé un bureau et notre centre à Bamako, iNERDE a fait les grands efforts pour construire les partenariats avec les autres organismes au Mali qui travaillent dans les domaines de l’éducation, les sciences, la technologie, et le développement économique afin que tous nos efforts soient amplifiés. Nous sommes très reconnaissants à FIRST pour leur recognition de notre travail. Nous avons, de maintenant, l’opportunité à offrir nos élèves une expérience insolite qui va changer leurs vies et nous avons l’opportunité à offrir au Mali une activité qui va inspirer tout le pays avec les accomplissements de leur jeunesse. iNERDE est aussi très reconnaissant à vous, nos supporters et nos amis, qui nous a soutenu au Mali depuis les derniers trois ans. Nous sommes là où nous sommes grâce à vous.

 

What’s Nerde?

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Welcome to What’s Nerde?, the newsletter of iNERDE, a social enterprise dedicated to creating opportunity for African youth.

iNERDE does speak French, finally!

For the first time, this newsletter is being published in French, alongside the usual English language version. If you’d like to read the newsletter in its sister language, click here.

Given that iNERDE projects take place in french-speaking countries, a little explanation of why this has taken us until now is in order. iNERDE began as an initiative of expatriate Africans studying in the United States. Determined to give back to their home countries, these young university students got together to bring innovative methods of education developed in North America to Africa. However, having become used to using the language of their adopted country, and having, as well, developed a network of English-speaking supporters, iNERDE naturally fell into using English as its working language. We came to recognize that our exclusive use of English made it increasing difficult to be fully connected to the communities we serve. We’re proud to announce that we’ve returned to our roots, with the opening of an office and a permanent learning center in Bamako and that we are, now, officially a bilingual organization.

APPEX : African Program for the Promotion of Educator Excellence

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To our Malian friends : mark the date December 17 ! iNERDE is searching for the best teachers in Mali (this year, limited to the region of Bamako). iNERDE will award the prize « Ciwara of Education » to three teachers (from primary, secondary, and university levels) at the APPEX Gala – « A night of elegance and excellence ».

While APPEX is a new iNERDE program, it is integral to our core mission to « change the equation » in Africa, starting from its system of education. There are, among Mailain educators, real heros – a lot of real heros – who give everything for their kids and for the future of their country, often in extremely difficult conditions. A country that understands the importance of honoring its best teachers is a country that is on the path to a prosperous future.

For more information on APPEX in French, click here. Go directly to the french-language web form to nominate a Ciwara candidate here. Nominations are open until November 17.

Coming Soon ! The Grand Opening of the iNERDE Learning Center in Bamako

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The iNERDE team is working around the clock to open our Learning Center and office in our Bamako headquarters. It is located in the little « Latin Quarter » of Faladiè alongside the School of Progress, the Ecole Supérieure of Technology and Management, and the campus of Malian Union for the Blind. The Learning Center will boast a climate-controlled Computer Room with 30 desktop computers and a high-speed DSL connection. The preparation of the Computer Room was only possible thanks to a donation from the just keep livin Foundation. The just keep livin Foundation works for the well-being of young people in the United States. It is very unusual for this organization to fund projects outside the United States but it seems that jkl has a particular soft spot for Mali ! EMC Corporation, TechWriters Without Borders, and OvaScience are also valued contributors of hardware that will be essential for our Learning Center.

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Robots will be the centerpiece of our Learning Center will the creation of iNERDE Robotics Clubs. The Robotics Clubs are the continuation of CodeNERDE, the new programming and robotics bootcamp we launched in the Ntomo Innovation Academy 2016. The Clubs are just the beginning! iNERDE is making plans to train national youth teams to represent Mali in international robotics competitions. We’ll have exciting news to report about this in our next newsletter. Stay tuned!

Ntomo Innovation Academy, 2017 Edition

iNERDE’s STEM summer camp program grew in 2016 with the addition of a second camp, CodeNERDE, for older children. Our expansion will continue in 2017 with new learning modules and a range of activities for an even larger range of ages. To be continued …

Recap Ntomo Innovation Academy, 2016 Edition

CodeNERDE 2016 Graduation

CodeNerde 2016 Graduation

We brought the 3rd edition of our educational camps to a successful conclusion, perhaps even a brillant culmination of our best camps ever. We added lots of new lessons to our core camp around computer science, robotics, the internet, and biology. We launched a new camp for advanced students in programming and robotics, CodeNERDE. And we improved the training of our dedicted teachers, getting all of our lesson plans onto an online platform.

You’ll find lots of information about the Ntomo Innovation Academy 2016 here on our website. There are weekly reports and quite a few videos. The videos are in French (and sometimes in the local language, Bambara), but almost all of them have English subtitles.

Meet us at the Bamako Children’s Conference (SEBA), December 22-26

iNERDE will unveil its Learning Center, the Robotics Clubs, and Ntomo Innovation Academy 2017 at the Bamako Children’s Conference (SEBA – Salon de l’Enfance de Bamako), December 22-26. SEBA is a major national conference for and about the children of Mali. It is sponsored by the Malian Ministry for the Promotion of Women, Children and Families, held at the City of Children (La Cité des Enfants) in Bamako. iNERDE is going to greet the world there at its exhibition booth. We are also going to hold workshops for children and their parents to give everyone a preview of the activities planned for Ntomo Innovation Academy 2017 and the Robotics Clubs. Our program for the coming year will be available, our Learning Center will be open to the public and we will begin accepting enrollments. If you have the good fortune to be in bustling Bamako at the end of December, be sure to be there!

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La langue française, enfin, à l’honneur !

Pour la première fois, ce bulletin d’iNERDE est publié en français, à côté de sa version habituelle en anglais. Pour lire le bulletin dans sa langue sœur, cliquez ici.

Etant donné que les projets d’iNERDE déroulent en pays francophones, une petite explication de notre retard est due. iNERDE a été commencé comme une initiative d’africains expatriés aux États-Unis. Restant toujours fortement liés à leur pays d’origine, ces jeunes universitaires ont rassemblé pour amener les nouvelles méthodes de l’éducation développés par les américains à l’Afrique. Mais, ayant adopté la langue de leur pays d’accueil, et, en développant les liens là-bas avec les supporteurs anglophones, iNERDE a adopté l’anglais comme langue de travail interne. Mais, nous avons rendu compte que l’usage exclusif de l’anglais nous a éloigné, progressivement, de nos communautés en Afrique. Nous sommes fiers d’annoncer que nous sommes de retour au sein de l’Afrique, avec l’ouverture d’un bureau et un centre éducatif permanent à Bamako et nous sommes, officiellement, une organisation bilingue.

APPEX : Le Programme Africain pour la Promotion de l’Excellence des Enseignants

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Les Maliens, notez le date 17 décembre ! iNERDE a lancé la recherche pour les meilleurs éducateurs du Mali (cette année, restreint à la région de Bamako). iNERDE remettra le prix « Ciwara de l’Education » à trois enseignants (de primaire, secondaire ou d’enseignement supérieur) lors du Gala APPEX – « une nuit de l’élégance et l’excellence ».

APPEX est une nouvelle initiative d’iNERDE, mais une partie intégrale de sa mission de « changer l’équation » en Afrique, commençant par son système de l’éducation. Il y a, parmi les éducateurs du Mali, les vrais héros, beaucoup même, qui luttent chaque jour pour ses enfants et pour l’avenir de leur pays, souvent dans les conditions très, très difficile. Un pays qui sait les honorer est un pays sur le chemin vers la prospérité.

Les informations sur APPEX se trouvent ici. On peut aller directement au formulaire pour nommer un enseignant candidat ici jusqu’au 17 novembre.

Prochainement, la grande inauguration du Centre Educatif d’iNERDE à Bamako

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L’équipe iNERDE est en train d’accomplir les travaux acharnés pour préparer notre siège social à Bamako avec son centre éducatif et ses bureaux. Il sera situé à Faladiè, dans le petit quartier de savoir constitué par L’Ecole du Progrès, ESTM, et UMAV (IJA). Le centre éducatif sera muni d’une salle informatique climatisée avec 30 ordinateurs et une connexion internet DSL haut débit. Les aménagements pour la salle informatique a été rendu possible grâce à un don de la fondation just keep livin. La fondation just keep livin travaille pour le bien-être de jeunes personnes aux Etats-Unis. Un don pour un projet en dehors des Etats-Unis est exceptionnel mais il parait que jkl a un faible pour le Mali. EMC Corporation, TechWriters without Borders, et OvaScience sont aussi les contributeurs précieux des équipements qui seront utilisé dans notre centre éducatif.

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Les robots seront les vedettes de notre centre avec la création des Clubs Robotiques iNERDE. Les Clubs Robotiques sont la continuation de CodeNERDE, le nouveau programme de formation en la programmation et la robotique lancé au Ntomo Innovation Academy 2016. Mais, ça, c’est juste un début. iNERDE va former les équipes nationales pour représenter le Mali dans les compétitions internationales pour la jeunesse en robotiques. Il y en aura les annonces intéressantes dans notre prochain bulletin. Restez à l’écoute !

Ntomo Innovation Academy, Edition 2017

En 2016, le programme d’iNERDE s’est élargi avec l’addition d’un deuxième camp de l’été, CodeNERDE, pour les élèves plus âgés. Notre épanouissement va continuer en 2017 avec les modules de formation nouveaux, et avec une gamme des activités pour les tranches d’âge encore plus large. A suivre !

Récapitulation Ntomo Innovation Academy, Edition 2016

CodeNERDE 2016 Graduation

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Nous avons mené la troisième édition de nos camps de l’été éducatifs à une conclusion heureuse, voire éclatante. Nous avons ajouté beaucoup de nouvelles leçons autour de l’informatique, la robotique, l’internet, et la biologie à notre camp phare. Nous avons lancé un camp pour les élèves du niveau avancé en la programmation et la robotique, CodeNERDE. Et nous avons amélioré la formation de nos braves formateurs, informatisant tous nos plans de cours.

Vous trouvez le récapitulatif du Ntomo Innovation Academy 2016 sur notre site web ici. Les rapports hebdomadaires sont écrit en anglais, mais les vidéos sont tous en français (et parfois en bambara) avec sous-titres en anglais.

Trouvez nous au Salon de l’Enfance de Bamako (SEBA) 22-26 décembre

iNERDE va lancer son centre éducatif, les Clubs Robotiques, et le Ntomo Innovation Academy 2017 lors du Salon de l’Enfance de Bamako (SEBA), 22-26 décembre. SEBA est une grande conférence nationale sur les enfants du Mali hébergé par le Ministère de la Promotion de la Femme, de l’Enfant et de la Famille à La Cité des Enfants, Bamako.  iNERDE va être au rencontre de tout le monde avec un stand dans les expositions. Nous allons animer les ateliers ou les enfants et leurs parents peuvent avoir un avant-gout de nos activités planifiés pour Ntomo Innovation Academy 2017 et les Clubs Robotiques. Notre programme sera disponible, notre centre éducatif accueillera le public et l’inscription sera ouverte. Si vous avez le plaisir d’être à Bamako la fin de décembre, ne le manquez pas !

Ntomo Innovation Academy 2016 – Week 1

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iNERDE Summer Camps
2016 – Week 1

N’tomo Innovation Academy (NIA) organized an intensive teacher-training session with the Local Teachers (LT) during the first week of July. Each local teacher is from one of our local partner schools: École du Progrès, Ecole Publique de Badalabougou, École de la Paix, École des Castors, and Groupe Scolaire Dianguina Coulibaly. Our Empowerment Agents (EA), young women and men who help with the instruction, were also trained at that time. They went through the different exercises in the curriculum and performed several dry runs to ensure that everyone understood the spirit of the NIA knowledge transfer process.

 

Our third year of summer camps and we couldn’t be more excited! Click here to see the video of our launch on Facebook (French only)!

On Saturday, July 9th, the 2016 NIA Launch Event took place! The students, our future “Nerds”, arrived dressed up and eager to learn more about the upcoming activities! The VP of iNERDE-Mali, Mohamed Sangaré, gave a warm welcome speech followed by a young representative of the Cité des Enfants. Next, our Chief Nerd, Mohamed Kanté, gave an inspiring address. Program information was given and a camp alumni gave testimony. The event concluded with words from M. Diamant, the Director of Ecole du Progrès.

This week, we will learn a bit of what happened at the camp in Bamako, Mali. The theme for this year is Trans4M: What will you Transform? Inspired by the characters from the popular Transformer movies, the students are each assigned to one of four classes: Bumblebee, Starscream, Optimus Prime, or Megatron.

The first day was a busy one! The students were we welcomed in the Parlement des Enfants theatre by Chief Nerd Mohamed Kante as he introduced the LTs, EAs, and the onsite iNERDE Core Team members to the kids as well as reviewed the activities to come. They also had a delicious meal (Tchiepboudjene) especially cooked for our future scientists. The students are very excited to learn and transform the world!

The NIA summer camp is all about learning new things from various learning styles and fun activities! Rayelle Itoua Maïga, a PhD candidate in Biochemistry at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, introduced them to the world of Science. Mohamed Niang, Director of Network Reliability at Orange Mali, highlighted the importance of mathematics in science to our students by sharing his personal story and career path as a telecommunication engineer. This theme was continued through a documentary on Alan Turing, an English mathematician who helped defeat the Nazis during World War II by inventing a decryption device called BOMB.

These are just some of the highlights of the first week. We look forward to bringing you more information next week!


Ntomo Innovation Academy 2016 – Week 2

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iNERDE Summer Camps
2016 – Week 2

First, we are pleased to announce that both iNERDE and Mohamed Kante, Chief Nerd, were nominated for recognition by African Youth Excellence, Inc., a research and youth advocacy organization committed to developing an honing the skills and talents of young Africans between the ages of 18-35, particularly in the areas of art, education, information technology, entrepreneurship, innovation, and humanitarianism. iNERDE was presented with the Organizational Award for continued pursuit of excellence at their award ceremony held on July 23rd, in Worcester, Massachusetts!

In attendance and accepting the award for iNERDE were (from left to right) Chinmaya Gogineni, Director of Products and Technology,
Maya Ba Cisse, Branding and Business Strategy, and Rakibou Ouro-Djobo, Chief of Nerdy Operations.

Lots of news from our camp in Senegal this week! The first week had been amazing with treasure hunts and various projects to get the students to understand the process of conception and engineering. One project had them coming up with ways to entertain the inhabitants of a village that has no electricity.

Week two was a science extravaganza for the students! They learned the concept behind molecularium, blew up balloons using baking soda and vinegar, and extracted the DNA of an onion. The students gained a new understanding behind the conservation of water and purified water themselves using sand and gravel. In addition, they were introduced to PowerPoint, worked on a solar car, and built houses. It was a great week for the students with amazing interactive projects and team building. They also went on a field trip to RTS, touring the inside of a television studio and meeting journalists!

The Mali camp had some local challenges this week with a few of the students falling ill, heavy rains (though they were a much appreciated relief from the summer heat), and an attack on an army base which claimed 17 lives and put the whole country on a state of alert. However, teachers and volunteers rose to the occasion and ensured care and activities for the students. A special note of thanks to one of our volunteers, Rayelle Maiga, as she concludes her time at the Mali camp and returns to the US.

In addition, one of the parents made a generous donation and conveyed that this was not the last show of gratitude that would come from the parent community. The love and support has been greatly appreciated by the iNERDE team.

More news to come next week!


Ntomo Innovation Academy 2016 – Week 3

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iNERDE Summer Camps
2016 – Week 3

iNERDE and our very own Chief Nerd, Mohamed Kante, were just featured in an online publication with The Innovative Science & Technology Group (ISTG), a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of science and technology in under-served communities primarily within the US and Africa. Read the article and discover more about Mohamed, the origin or iNERDE, and our current programs and challenges!

The camp at Senegal concluded this week with laughing, playing, and a few tears. The students made kites, built catapults, and learned the concept behind Newton’s apple. They wrapped up various projects and created a PowerPoint presentation.

iNERDE Senegal’s Graduation Ceremony was enjoyed by the students who proudly showed off their projects to parents and guests.

Students at the camp in Mali had another busy and exciting week.

The students in Mali had two field trips this week. They visited the hydroelectric dam at Energie du Mali and the national TV station ORTM (office de radio-diffusion television du Mali) where they got a behind-the-scenes look at the technology behind broadcasting. Join the kids on the bus ride to ORTM by clicking on this link to go to the video on our Facebook page.

Ntomo Innovation Academy 2016 – Week 4

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iNERDE Summer Camps
2016 – Week 4

iNERDE’s Ntomo Innovation Academy is in full swing in its third year in Mali and just completed its second year in Senegal

Testing Solar Ovens in the Malian Sun

Please enjoy this week’s report as an essay in pictures
of the activities from the camp in Mali!

Having fun building a fuel cell car!

Students playing Jeopardy to review what they have learned!

CodeNERDE using AERobot

Creating Catapults

Field Trip to the Airport

Stay tuned for next week’s final report!



Ntomo Innovation Academy 2016 – Week 5

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iNERDE Summer Camps
2016 – Week 5

With the last week of camp, the adventure just begins for our Nerdy graduates!
The students had a blast finishing up projects!

The last week of camp was quite busy. Everyone was focused on the completion of projects and the big Graduation Ceremony. The Wind Turbine, Fuel Cell Car, Solar Car, and AERobot projects were ready to go but the 3D Model House and Shortwave Radio teams were scrambling to finish on Monday. Students worked on PowerPoint presentations and rehearsed hard for their project presentations to given in front parents, teachers, school officials, and even government officials!  Teachers and Empowerment Agents worked long into the night making the graduation caps!

Graduation Ceremony

During the ceremony, iNERDE students presented their projects with their usual poise; dissecting the science and engineering principles behind windmills, solar cars, self-driving hydrogen cars, a scale model of a house, a radio transmitter, and robotics programming. The robotics programming team presented, possibly for the first time ever in Mali, a hack-a-thon, where teams raced to be the first to complete a program. Two students in the second year advanced robotics programming course did a walk-through of programs that they developed.

Amina Cissé, Head of the Cité des Enfants (City of Children) where iNERDE’s programs were held, communicated the importance of iNERDE for the future of Mali. She singled out the increasing professionalism with which the iNERDE team has run the program over the last three years and announced plans to extend the partnership between the Cité des Enfants and iNERDE to a year-round program.

Chief Nerd Mohamed Kanté conducted an interview chat with Q&A before the awarding of diplomas and reflected on the progress and struggles of iNERDE over the last three years to establish a program capable of bring revolutionary change to education in Mali. Many attendees congratulated iNERDE on everything that has been accomplished and many noted how each year has gotten better with increasing innovations.


November 2014 Newsletter

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You can Empower Youth too.  

This December, #GetNerdy and consider making a donation to our Global Giving campaign, iNERDE's first major fundraising effort since the conclusion of our Colonie de Vacances STEM last summer. 

Your Engagement for the Future of Africa

iNERDE is launching its first major fundraising campaign since the successful conclusion of our Colonie de Vacances STEM last summer. We, all of us who contribute their time to iNERDE, are committed to engagement. We want to build a better world with our hands, our minds, and our hearts. It can seem like a diversion to work on marketing and fundraising, though we recognize that getting our message across and securing resources allows us to develop curriculum, deliver it our Nerdy kids, and to turn dreams into reality.

Our fundraising campaign also allows our supporters to act on their engagement to building a better world. The December campaign and other programs we will be rolling out in the coming months expressly serve to offer various opportunities for engagement to the iNERDE family.

Donors will be given the opportunity, for example, to contribute directly to the stipends paid to Malian teachers trained by iNERDE, to fund a hands-on science project or a whole week of projects, or even to provide a week of lunches to a Nerdy student with tasty dishes like poulet yassa. The Sponsor-A-Nerdy-Kid program will give the donor the opportunity to communicate with a Colonie de Vacances STEM student for whom they underwrite the camp costs. The corporate programs will offer the possibility of continuing engagement. Adopt-A-Nerdy-School supporters may mentor a progressive African iNERDE partner school. Corporate Sponsors will participate in the development of iNERDE's long term plan.

Thank you for joining with us and playing an important part in changing the equation in Africa through education and empowerment. We've had a fabulous start to this venture and, thanks to your engagement, we are ready to grow our program and our impact next year and in the years to come.

With Purpose,
 

Michael Leventhal

Chief Nerdy Development Officer 

Want to volunteer?

The iNERDE Team is currently looking for a branding consultant. Visit our website or shoot us an e-mail for more ways to get involved. 

STEM vs. Ebola    

iNERDE works out of Mali, West Africa. How has the Ebola epidemic affected our plans? Find out what our team has to say on our blog
 

Adopt-a-Nerdy-School  

We're beginning our search for corporate sponsors for our Adopt-a-Nerdy-School program. Please contact our Nerdy Development Officer at mleventhal@inerde.org if you are associated with an organization that might be interested. 
 

Coming Soon: #GetNerdy Photo Contest in December 

Take a nerdy photo of yourself (and your friends!) and share it with us on Facebook or Twitter using #GetNerdy for a chance to win an iNERDE T-shirt and other cool prizes! Lucky winners will be announced at the end of December. 
 

Support iNERDE 

By donating to iNERDE you'll help ignite an educational revolution. Your support will allow us to share our passion for STEM and innovation with youth in Africa. What are you waiting for? #GetNerdy and Donate

 

 

 



October 2014 Newsletter

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#GetNerdy

Have something nerdy and STEM-related to share? Use #GetNerdy on Twitter and it'll be sure to get our attention! 

To our loyal supporters

The iNERDE Team continues to work hard on plans for next summer's Colonie de Vacances STEM, and is dedicated as ever to improving science education and awareness in Africa. But we haven't forgotten about our greatest supporters: YOU.

We would like to take the time to express our deepest gratitude to everyone who has supported us in every which way over the past year.
Thanks for your continued support and involvement with the iNERDE mission and vision.

Without you, we would not have been able to take our first steps toward revolutionizing the quality of STEM education in Africa.

YOU are the ones that have made everything possible, and we are so glad to be sharing everything we have accomplished thus far with you.

With gratitude,

Mohamed T. Kante & The iNERDE Team

Want to volunteer?

There are plenty of ways for you to get in on the action. Visit our website to check out all our volunteer opportunities, or shoot us an e-mail for more ways to get involved. 

Support iNERDE

By donating to iNERDE you'll help ignite an educational revolution. Your support will allow us to share our passion for STEM and innovation with youth in Africa. Donate

Happy Halloween

It's one of our favourite holidays! Have a safe and spooky Halloween – and don't forget to share your nerdy costumes with us.