As part of a drive to put Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths at the forefront of its curriculum, Right to Dream launched its education partnership with Tullow Oil at a special event at their academy in Ghana.

A distinguished guest list of patrons, supporters and representatives from Tullow, LEGO® Education and the government were invited to see the huge steps the academy has taken to embed STEM subjects into its educational ethos.

As part of a two-year partnership, Tullow will provide funds for the school to continue to enhance its STEM resources to enhance its delivery of STEM subjects with a particular focus on programming and robotics. Tullow has also committed to support Right to Dream in community based projects with local schools, where students will deliver lessons using the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® kits.

At the launch event, guests were invited to observe several interactive LEGO® based lessons covering Robotics, English, Science and Maths. In collaboration with the football department, the school developed a special 'Soccermatics' lesson that applied statistical and spatial analysis to football based situations.

In the school's newly built LEGO® Innovation Studio, students used LEGO® to write poetry and shared their ideas using a new interactive whiteboard.

Attending the launch, Tullow's Social Performance & Public Affairs Manager, Mr. Kwasi A. Boateng hailed the impact that Right to Dream's STEM initiative will have on Ghana's future prosperity:

Tullow is committed to making our meaningful contribution to the economic and social development of Ghana by ensuring that students gain access to STEM and other industry based scholarships in international universities.That is why Tullow and Right to Dream are pursuing this broader support to complement the government’s efforts to improve STEM education in Ghana.

Joining Mr. Boateng was Mr. Dan Maor from LEGO Education and Dr. Fred Asamoah, the Executive Director for COTVET (Council of Technical Education and Vocational Training) who stressed the importance of STEM programmes to unlock the skills needed for the 21st Century.

Tullow will provide funds for the school to continue to enhance its STEM resources to enhance its delivery of STEM subjects with a particular focus on programming and robotics. Tullow has also committed to support Right to Dream in community based projects with local schools, where students will deliver lessons using Lego.