The Mekatilili Program is an interactive STEM workshop that adopts a human-centered design (HCD) approach to nurture innovation and build creative confidence.
Our mission is to improve technical expertise and promote creative learning in Africa.
The program has a key interest in improving representation of women in science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM), which is reflected in out girls' high school outreach program.
Our name pays homage to Mekatilili wa Menza, who is the embodiment of what the program hopes to instill in its participants: confidence, ambition and audacity!
The program utilizes the IDDS design curriculum. Sessions involve: brainstorming, ideation, prototyping and presentations.
The Mekatilili Toolkit, where you can find all resources used during the workshop, is downloadable for FREE below!
We believe in sharing, co-creation and collaboration and would like to urge anyone to use this toolkit. You may customize it to host your OWN Mekatilili Program and inspire the young makers of tomorrow. Feel free to contact us if you are interested in getting involved.
Go forth to ideate and innovate!