by Mitchelle Uzorka
Warri monarch’s wife, Olori Atuwatse III, has officially unveiled the Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbo Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Innovation Centre, Iyara for Delta kids.
The centre is the first of its kind in the kingdom where orphaned and indigent children around Warri can explore the amazing world of STEM.
The place parades an array of engaging activities for kids, including digital laboratories, coding challenges, robotics kits, prototyping with 3D printers, physical computing with Arduino, computer games, child-friendly sci-fi movies/animations, short videos on emerging technologies and many more.
The facility was launched in memory of the queen’s late father, Captain Idahosa and was officiated by founder of CleverMinds Foundation and administrator of the innovation centre, Zion Oshiobugie, who ushered in Ogiame Atuwatse III and Olori alongside other guests.
The displays at the innovation center included remote control and management of electronic devices, Warri-Tesla prototype and other laudable projects embarked upon by the children. They also rendered a song to honour the departed Idahosa, which left a good number of guests emotional.
Speaking at the Event the centre’s founder, Olori Atuwatse III, acknowledged her husband and visitors, she commended wives of the President and Delta State governor, Hajia Aisha Buhari and Dame Edith Okowa, on their initiatives geared at providing indigent children with qualitative education. She acknowledged that more still needed to be done.
She also lauded her siblings for their contributions to making the centre a reality.