Bridging the Digital Divide

A shift from process-based to practical project-based learning.

Practical STEM skills for kids

The African child is heavily disadvantaged because she is exposed to an outdated educational curriculum which lacks of digital skills.

Even though many of our children will work in jobs that do not yet exist, especially those that require digital skills, they are still being prepared for jobs of the last century.

We believe that every child should be equipped with 21st-century skills such as Problem-solving, Creativity, and Critical thinking. One of the ways this can be done is by exposing them to practical Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) skills from an early age.

Learning options

Choose from instructor-led and self-paced learning options

Progress tracking

Graded submissions and quizzes to test understanding

Practical projects

All our courses follow a “learning by doing” approach

Help when needed

Get support from community members or expert tutors

Coding for Kids

earlySTEMer is an Online Coding platform based in Lagos, Nigeria, that teaches practical technology skills like Coding, Web design, and Robotics to kids between the ages of 6 and 18 years old. Our self-paced courses, personal tutoring sessions, and instructor-led classes are available to kids everywhere.

Our courses follow a “learning by doing approach” and kids can learn to make games (Scratch), create websites (HTML, CSS), build apps (Python, JavaScript), and control robots (mBots).

Our Story

Back in 2016, a year after the birth of my first child, I thought about what Nigeria holds for her future. I wasn’t pleased with the answer. The Education sector was crippled by an outdated curriculum, lack of practical skills, inadequate teacher skills, scarce opportunities, and so on. This, coupled with the fact that Nigeria had placed too much emphasis on Crude Oil at the expense of other sectors like Technology, made me decide to do something about it. I started a Computer Networking Club in a Secondary School and seeing the need to reach more children, earlySTEMer was born.

Adeolu Owokade

Our Vision

To provide the African child with access to quality STEM Education.

Our Mission

To grow technological interest in students through practical training.

Frequently Asked Questions

earlySTEMer is Nigeria’s #1 Online Coding School for kids between 6 and 18 years old. While we are based in Lagos, Nigeria, our coding classes and courses are available to kids in Nigeria as well as anywhere in the world.

As we are in the age of Technology, STEM skills such as Coding and Robotics are important to lay the right foundation for kids and the future of work. Furthermore, STEM education is one of the ways to equip kids with 21st-century skills such as Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Creativity. Learn more.

All that is needed to start is a laptop/computer with an Internet connection. Tablets may also be used but with limited functionality depending on the course.

Our beginner courses have been developed in such a way that a complete beginner can follow along without any trouble. Kids as young as 6 years old learn with us.

We have a range of courses for beginners as well as those with previous coding experience. We can also run assessments to determine what course your child should take.

Once you sign up, your child can access our Coding Fundamentals I course free for 7 days. At the end of the trial, you can choose the one-on-one virtual tutoring plan (₦55,000/8-lesson course), or one of our instructor-led classes (₦30,000/8-lesson course) or go with a self-paced plan (starting at ₦18,000/month).

We recommend that kids using the platform know how to read without help. We find this happens from 6/7 years.

Tutors are available to help students in both the instructor-led classes and those on the self-paced track. Tutors are available between 9 am to 8 pm (WAT).

We have a money-back guarantee for the remaining classes in a session for all new customers who want to opt out after the first virtual class. Read more in our Payment and Refunds Policy.



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