The SPE Lagos Section 61 collaborated with the Lagos State Power Kids program to help bring Energy4me to 50 secondary schools in Lagos State, Nigeria. The Power Kids initiative was started by the state government for the purpose of teaching students about the importance of the efficiency and conservation of power usage, and is offered as an extracurricular club at schools in Lagos State that earn the governor’s award for academic excellence. Approximately 1,000 students participate in the program.
“Before now, the Power Kids program was focused on electricity and power,” said Oghenero Ozobeme, SPE Lagos Section 61 chair. “With this collaboration, SPE included an energy module. This initiative is very important because it presents the oil and gas industry to the students in an informative and engaging way.”
On 4 March 2014, SPE volunteers distributed Energy4me packs and posters and held a teach-the-trainers session with 50 teachers and 10 supervisors. The first part of the workshop taught teachers about SPE, Energy4me, and how to use the Energy4me teaching materials. The second part was devoted to a question-and-answer period.