Global research has demonstrated the power of mathematics and science to fuel economic growth. AIMS public engagement programs spread the word about the ways maths and science can help to build a better future for all.
- AIMS is committed to increasing the pipeline of students progressing into secondary and tertiary mathematics education, and to decreasing the failure or drop-out rate of mathematics students at all levels. Through new approaches, the use of technology and updated curricula, AIMS is focusing on strengthening teacher capacity and on reaching as many students as possible.
- Through events, such as seminars, give back activities, motivational talks and exhibitions, AIMS Cameroon is increasingly reaching out and engaging with a variety of audiences at the country level.
- AIMS is increasingly being invited to participate in global discussions on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) with key stakeholders.
- AIMS collaborates with government leaders and influencers to increase investments in maths and science education and research.
- AIMS helps identify high-performers, looks for development-driven research opportunities and shares global insights into maths and science education.
AIMS GIVEBACK COMMUNITY VISIT TO LIMBE BOTA HOSPITAL AND DELEGATION OF SECONDARY EDUCATION
One of the goals of AIMS is to create positive social and economic transformation in sub-Saharan Africa through Mathematical Sciences. Students and alumni after receiving training are encouraged to give back by investing their skills in the community and the entire country’s social and economic growth during and after studies at AIMS.
In line with the above, Prof Marco Andrea Garuti, Academic Director, AIMS Cameroon and Honore Bernard Youfegnuy, Student Development and Coop Manager went to the divisional delegation of secondary education and to the Bota community hospital. The aim of the visit was to propose services (receive feedback and acceptance prior to commencing the activities) that AIMS will offer to secondary schools and hospitals in order to make impactful give back to the community.
The acting delegate of secondary education welcomed the collaboration. He proposed to endorse a letter of introduction of the giveback activities for all the targeted schools. He approved the time allocation of every Wednesday afternoon and advised that emphasis should be put on capacity building for math teachers among other activities
At the Hospital, the Director of the place welcomed our proposal. She prioritized by asking that we should start with capacity building on pharmacy database management and spreadsheets for the financial and administrative department. The Hospital administrator indicated that the appropriate weekday for students’ volunteering should be Thursdays or Fridays.
Next organizations to visit for giveback activities are the orphanages and civil service departments in Fako division.
AIMS GIVEBACK COMMUNITY VISIT TO SAKER BAPTIST COLLEGE
One of the goals of AIMS is to create positive social and economic transformation in sub-Saharan Africa through Mathematical Sciences. Students are encouraged to give back by investing their skills in the community during studies at AIMS.
In accordance with the above, some students visited Saker Baptist College Secondary school. The aim of the first visit was for the students to familiarize themselves with the AIMS students, missions, visions and goals and also for the Saker students to know the importance of Mathematics.
Beginning with an icebreaker so as to create a good atmosphere for the talk was of utmost importance for a “boring subject” as Mathematics” A Q&A session ensued where all of the students’ questions and worries were answered.
The students had positive remarks about the introductory workshop and requested the AIMS students return soon enough. They also suggested some of the topics they would love AIMS students to assist them in the science subjects for example probability and statistics, trigonometry and others like salts in chemistry.
Next giveback will be a meet with the teachers in order to exchange views and topics which they wish AIMS students cover.