Sunday’s SchoolMarch 21, 2019
GE Additive Education Program comes to Nigeria
After getting his first taste of 3D printing at GE Nigeria’s Lagos Garage, Sunday Adeyemi, a teacher with a passion for science and technology at the Bright Future nursery and primary school in Akure, Nigeria, decided to apply for the 2018 GE Additive Education Program (AEP).
Sunday’s application was successful, and his school received a polymer 3D printer and STEM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) curriculum last September. Sunday quickly set up the printer and began teaching his students the basic principles and theory of additive manufacturing. In January this year, printing began in earnest and students have been taught the practical aspects of the additive technology.
“Our kids are so happy and proud to have a 3D printer in their classroom – they are telling their friends at other schools. Having a 3D printer upgrades the educational experience. It also exposes our students to practical science and technology, expand their horizon and this can only help them in the future,” said Sunday.
In 2018, the AEP – a global program - awarded polymer 3D printing packages to more than 600 primary and secondary schools in 30 countries. Each package includes hardware, software and STEM curriculum. For primary and secondary schools, the program aims to build an ecosystem for 3D printing in education by networking students, machines and content via an online platform, the Polar Cloud.
The 2019 AEP is currently accepting online applications at https://geaep.polar3d.com/ until Monday 1 April 2019.