Engineering outreach receives community allyship award

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Waterloo Engineering's outreach programs have won an award honouring their contributions to the Nigerian community.

Presented by the group Nigerians in the Region of Waterloo (NIROW) at their annual Independence Day celebration, Waterloo Engineering Outreach (WEO) received the 2023 Community Allyship Award.

This award celebrates WEO and NIROW’s growing partnership over the past year – including the launch of two single-day camps for 48 youth affiliated with NIROW over March Break and the three-week expansion of WEO’s free STEMpowered camp for Black youth.

On October 16, WEO began offering free STEMpowered after-school clubs. WEO’s Sophie Nasato notes that thanks to their healthy partnership with NIROW, many NIROW-affiliated youth registered after attending camps earlier this year.

“Our trusting partnership with NIROW demonstrates that collaborating with community groups allows for successful engagement models," says Nasato. “We look forward to building similar partnerships with other community groups to widen our impact on even more students across the Kitchener-Waterloo community.”

Get in touch with Waterloo Engineering Outreach to find out how you can become involved.

Waterloo Outreach accepts community allyship award from NIROW