One-Child Africa aims to enhance the quality of STEM education for children in Rwanda, particularly young girls from marginalized backgrounds and lack access to quality Science education. Our project empowers children by developing their interest and passion for STEM, building their confidence in problem-solving, and encouraging them to use their skills to tackle societal issues. Our Engagement approach involves providing year-round STEM education programs that foster hands-on, applicable, and inspirational learning experiences in science to children aged 3-15. By creating educational resources, including STEM Boardgames, books, posters, workshops and competitions we allow children to engage with science outside the classroom. We work closely with schools, communities, and families to provide STEM education programs tailored to the needs of the target group. Our engagement approach includes a variety of formats, content, methods, and tools to engage the children in STEM education.
Smart Israel is a social innovator and United Nations Millennium fellow. He is the founder of One-Child Africa, a leading STEAM organization offering informal science education to children from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds in Rwanda using board games as a framework. Smart is enthusiastic about using innovative approaches to transform the world while empowering the next generation by closing the gender gap in S.T.E.M. and reducing inequity among children in rural areas. Smart is an internationally recognized, award-winning innovator. He has also been recognized as a Top 3% Global Talent in Innovation by Hult. Smart has a background in Software Engineering and is passionate about using his skills and experience to drive positive change in his community and beyond.